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Application forms and information related to filing deadlines are available here.

Code compliance is charged with review and approval of temporary sign permits. The charge for a temporary sign permit is $30. If the request meets the ordinance requirements, a permit can be issued by Neighborhood Services, located at 1920 South Germantown Road

Those submitting a sign requests that deviates from ordinance requirements must submit a sign application to the Design Review Commission for consideration of a temporary sign variance.

For more information, contact Charmaine Jones at CJones@Germantown-TN.gov or call (901) 751-7603.

Temporary Sign Permit Form 
DRC Application Form  used to request a variance from the ordinance requirements for a temporary sign
Signs on business front window information sheet


Permanent Signs

All permanent signs are subject to review by the City of Germantown. The documents listed below will assist applicants in making permanent sign requests. For information pertaining to permanent signage, contact Sheila Pounder at SPounder@Germantown-.gov or call (901) 757-7295. 
Germantown Code of Ordinances - see Chapter 14, SIGNS

Staff Administrative Review
Application for permanent sign request where a sign policy has been approved will only be considered if the sign meets the following conditions:

  • The sign is for a tenant who is located in a center with an approved sign policy;
  • The sign complies with all of the requirements of the center sign policy; AND
  • The Sign complies with all of the requirements of the City of Germantown Sign Ordinance.

Design Review Commisison Review
Design Review Commission Application for Permanent Sign - This application must be completed for the following permanent sign requests:

  • The sign is for a tenant who is not located in a center with an approved sign policy;
  • The sign is for a tenant who is located in a center with an approved sign policy but does not comply with all of the requirements of the policy; or
  • The sign does not comply with all of the requirements of the City of Germantown Sign Ordinance.

See application forms and deadlines here.


Shopping Center Sign Policies

Applicants making a permanent sign request for a tenant in a shopping center with an approved sign policy must obtain a copy of the center's sign policy. All shopping center sign policies are posted below. The Planning Division staff has the complete original sign policies on file. Only portions pertaining to permanent tenant identification signage are posted below.

 

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