City of Collegedale

Sign Regulations

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The Economic Development Center handles all requests for signs within the City of Collegedale. Requirements for signs are governed by the Collegedale Zoning Ordinance. Nearly all signs require a permit. A copy of the Sign Permit Application is available for you to download.

You may contact Britney Hutto, our Permit & Zoning Clerk online (Email), by phone at (423) 468-1967, or by visiting our Economic Development Center located at 5225 Tallant Road, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Friday.

Key items to note concerning signs:

  • No permit fee required for political signs
  • Temporary sign permit fee is $25 per sign
  • Permanent sign permit fee is $50 per sign
  • No signs should be installed until sign permit application has been reviewed, approved, and sign permit has been issued
  • Contact 423-468-1868 to schedule UL label/electrical inspection prior to installation of lighted signs
  • Signs placed in the public right of way are illegal and shall be forfeited to the public
  • Signs attached to utility poles/trees/fence or fence post, and certain types of banner signs are prohibited (see the sign ordinance for complete list of prohibited signs)
  • No sign permit is required for Garage Sale / Yard Sale / Estate Sale signs; however, these signs shall conform to the following:
    • The sign area shall not exceed 6 square feet
    • Signs may not be illuminated
    • Signs shall not be placed more than 48 hours in advance of the sale, and must be removed within 48 hours of the completion of the sale
    • Only one sign per street frontage, per property is allowed