Sign Ordinance

*The City of Southlake is temporarily waiving signage regulations related to restaurants, groceries and other food distributors. The City requests that signage be placed or installed in a responsible manner that does not create a traffic or safety issues.  If you have any questions please contact Seantay Carpenter at 817-748-8215*

Temporary Sign Changes - April 2020

The Sign Ordinance creates the legal framework for comprehensive and balanced sign guidelines for the city. City Council adopted the current ordinance, Sign Ordinance No. 704-J, on March 5, 2019. As of March 27, 2018, sign companies are now required to register with the City of Southlake as a sign contractor. The registration link is provided below:
Once registered, sign contractors will be able to log into the city's online permitting and inspections webpage, titled EnerGov Customer Self Service to review and track sign permits.  Click on the link to access EnerGov Customer Self Service.

Please be aware that many commercial developments in the city are subject to special sign regulations, called Conditional Sign Permits or Master Sign Plans. A partial listing of these developments include Southlake Town Square, Shops of Southlake, Gateway/Wyndham Plaza, Jellico Square, Southlake Corners, Bicentennial Retail Plaza, and Watermere. Please contact Planning & Development Services staff to determine if special sign regulations apply to your location.

Sign Permit Applications

Sign Variance Applications

Please contact Planning & Development Services staff for complete details on the requirements for sign variances and master sign plan applications.
  • Sign Variance (for individual sign variance requests)
  • Master Sign Plan (for developments - please refer to Section 8 of the Sign Ordinance for design guidelines)