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Property Details
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Development/Shopping Center
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ZIP *
Phone # *
Address*
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ZIP *
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Business Name *
Phone # *
Company Name *
Address *
ZIP*
Phone #*
Email *
Applicant/Contact Details
Name *
Business Details
State *
Contractor Details
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State *
Is the Applicant the same as the Owner or Contractor? *
Address *
State*
Linear Feet of the Store Unit *
Linear Feet of road Frontage
Cost of Construction
Plastic
Setback from building/store/street frontage *
Panel Type *
Setback from edge of pavement *
Sub Type *
Metal
Description of Sign*
Sign Location *
(ft)
Wood
(ft)
Neon
Start Date
If Other, specify
Linear Feet of the Front of the Building *
If "Other" specify
Setback from street right-of-way *
(ft)
What material(s) is the sign made of? (select as many as applicable) *
Sign Details
If this application is for a Temporary Sign, specify the Start and End dates for use:
(ft)
Total area (sqft)
Length (ft) *
Sign Type *
End Date
Total area per side
Sign height from ground level to top of sign *
Width (ft) *
Click here to see Trotwood Codified Ordinance Chapter 1185 Signs
Permanent Sign Permit Instructions

What do I have to do to receive a permit?

  • Complete this application and submit to the Zoning Administrator’s Office.
  • Attach a copy of a drawing, sketch or photo of the sign indicating the sign dimensions.
  • Also submit a copy of a drawing showing the location of proposed and existing signs on the site and/or building, all drawn to scale (e.g. 1 inch = 30 feet).
  • The information given on the application should be in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 1185 of the Zoning Code.

What’s the next step?

  • When review of the application is completed you will be notified by email that the application has been approved, or that additional information is required. The review period is normally a minimum of three (3) business days if sufficient information has been provided with the application.

Additional Permits?

  • A Building Permit from Montgomery County Building Regulations is required prior to installation of the sign.
  • If the sign is electrified, an Electrical Permit Application must also be submitted for approval.
  • Please discuss these issues with the Zoning Administrator. The address is 451 W. Third St., 10th Floor 225.4622.

Questions?

  • If you have any questions a staff member in the Zoning Administrator’s Office is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (937) 854-7227.
Temporary Sign Permit Instructions
  1. One or more temporary ground signs per parcel constructed of poster board, cardboard, masonite, plywood or plastic material and mounted to wood frames or supports.
    • Sign height: less than four (4) feet; Sign area: less than six (6) square feet per side; Setback: more than fifteen (15+) feet
    • A bond of $50.00 per sign is required
    • Display limited to thirty (30) days every six (6) months
  2. Temporary signs erected during the period of time extending from thirty-one (31) days before through five (5) days after any scheduled primary, general, local and/or special election. (Political signs are under this provision.)
    • Signs may be erected at more than one location, providing that all signs are of the same information content.
    • Time allowed for these temporary signs shall not be counted against the thirty (30) day time limitation of #1 above.
    • Temporary ground signs erected under thee provisions also includes signs that are mounted to or on metal or plastic frames or supports.
    • The requirements of (1) (a) above shall also apply.
  3. Attention-getting devices as indicated below may be used for the grand opening of a new or relocated business for no more that thirty consecutive days:
    • Balloons
    • Spinners
    • Streamers
    • Searchlights, but not to exceed seven (7) consecutive days
  4. See Sections 1185.07 through 1185.13 for additional provisions for temporary signs.

Temporary Sign Permits are not required for signs that meet the following standards (Real Estate signs are included under this provision):

  • One (1) sign per parcel constructed of metal facing and framing.
  • Sign height: less than four (4) feet; Sign area: less than six (6) square feet per side; Setback: more than fifteen (15+) feet
In the event of a conflict between the list of requirements listed here and the requirements of Chapter 1185, Sign Regulations, Chapter 1185 shall prevail.

Questions? If you have any questions a staff member in the Zoning Administrator’s Office is available to assist you Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call us at (937) 854-7227.

Sign regulations are outlined in the TCO 1185. Please review the code before submitting your application.
All Required Attachments *
Attach copies of drawings, sketches or photos of the sign indicating the sign dimensions, and a copy of a drawing showing the location of proposed and existing signs on the site and/or building, drawn to scale.
Required attachments:
  • Drawn to Scale with Dimensions
  • Photograph of the sign
  • Detailed construction plans
  • Landscaping plan for ground signs.
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Sign With Hand
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Fees
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Amount Due
Sign Here *
Certification
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