Sign Permits

Due to the COVID-19 virus, The Building Department requests all permit submittals be mailed to:

Mailing address:

Village of Palatine, Attn: Building Department, 200 E. Wood St. Palatine IL 60067

Include a signed permit application and 3 sets of supporting documents for all signage permits.

Please understand that we are currently following the CDC guidelines for social distancing and request that you do the same. 

In addition, please be advised that due to COVID-19 our current plan review timelines have been suspended. We will review your project as efficiently as possible. We appreciate your understanding. 

All permanent signs require building permits including "face changes." All signs are regulated by the Planning and Zoning Department.

Please consult the fee schedule for permit fees.

Sign Permit Submittal Requirements

Sign permit submittal requirements include:

  • 3 Copies of a plat of survey or site plan for all free standing signs
  • 3 copies of drawings/plans for sign - one set to be in color
  • Pylon/Monument signs require 3 sets of design and foundation details sealed by an Illinois licensed structural engineer.
  • Electrical work to be shown on plans
  • Original signatures of the property owner-not tenant - required on all permit applications
  • All contractors must be licensed and bonded


View and download the Sign Building Permit Application (PDF).

Further Information

Questions regarding sign approval or regulations should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at 847-359-9042.