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Temporary Signs

The Neighborhood Services Division - Code Compliance is charged with the 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

For more information, contact Joe Nunes, Neighborhood Services Division Manager, at or call (901) 757-7229.

Temporary sign permit form 
Business front window sign information sheet

Permanent Signs

The Planning Division reviews all permanent sign requests. Permanent signs must be approved either administratively or by the Design Review Commission (DRC), per Sec. 14 of the Municipal Code.

For information pertaining to permanent signage, contact Sarah Goralewski, Senior Planner, at (901) 757-7295 or Sheila Pounder, Planning Division Manager, at or call (901) 751-5681.

Application forms and information related to filing deadlines are available here.  ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND CONSIDERED.

Germantown Code of Ordinances - see Chapter 14, SIGNS

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.

Brookside Office Center
Corporate Center
Corporate Gardens
Crye Leike Plaza
Exeter Village
Farmington Centre
Forest Hill Professional Plaza
Forest Hill Shops (Poplar Pike and Forest Hill-Irene)
Fresh Market Center
Germantown Collection
Germantown Crossing
Germantown Plaza
Germantown Station
Germantown Village Square Mall
London Park
Market Square
Office Building (Located at 3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road)
Office Centre
Old Town Center
Poplar Collection
Poplar Market Place
River Center Shopping Center
Saddle Creek Northeast
Saddle Creek South
Saddle Creek West
Stansell Square

Stone Creek

Village Shops of Forest Hill(Poplar and Forest Hill-Irene)
Washington Square Commercial
Wolf River Professional Center
Wolf River Retail Center



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