A completed application form, along with any other required documentation and the applicable fees, needs to be submitted to the Department prior to a permit being issued. Go to appropriate link(s) below depending on the type of permit required.
Sign Permit Applications must be submitted to the Area Plan Commission for approval. Once an Improvement Location Permit has been issued, that document must be brought to the Building Department, along with applicable fees, for the Sign Permit. Temporary Signs do not need to be permitted by the Building Department.
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