This information addresses the most common questions regarding signage for
temporary subdivision sales. All signs, unless otherwise noted, require sign
permits. All code sections referenced are found in the city of Phoenix Zoning
Ordinance. For further sign information contact Sign Services at 602-495-0301.
For complaints about signs please call 602-495-0284.
Subdivision Sales Signs (On premises)
How much temporary signage can our subdivision have?
subdivisions are entitled to a minimum of 96 sq. ft. of sign area or two (2)
square feet of sign area for each lot with a dwelling unit to a maximum of six
hundred (600) square feet. No single sign may be larger than three hundred (300)
square feet. The maximum height of these signs may be twenty-five (25) ft.
(705.D.9.a.) (2) Signs for condos, townhouses or similar developments in which
an undivided interest in the land is coupled with the right of exclusive
occupancy of any unit allows fifty (50) sq. ft. for the first fifty (50)
dwelling units and one additional sq. ft. for each additional dwelling unit to a
maximum of one hundred fifty (150) square feet. One sign is permitted per street
front, no higher than twelve (12) feet in height. (705.D.9.a (3))
Can we place flags on any of the lots in our
Yes, staff mounted flags no larger than four (4) ft by
six (6) ft. in area and twenty-five (25) feet in height are permitted. There can
be no more than twenty-five signs for an entire subdivision. A minimum twenty
(20) foot spacing between flags is required. Two flags are permitted on model
home lots; otherwise only one flag per lot is permitted. The maximum number of
signs for any subdivision is twenty-five (25) (705.D.9.a.4)
Offsite Directional Signs:
May we have off-site directional signs?
Yes, two off-site
directional signs up to 32 square feet in area are allowed subject to these
- Must be located within one mile of subdivision on undeveloped land.
- Copy is restricted to travel directions, development name, and type of home
A common structure may be permitted where there are multiple developers and
limited locations for off-site signage, with use permit approval. The signage
for any one subdivision is limited to 32 sq. ft. with a maximum eighteen (18) ft
height and 300 sq. ft. (705.D.9.d.)
How much signage can we have on model homes?
receiving site plan approval each model is entitled to fifteen (15) sq. ft. of
signage. Non-illuminated ground signs less than 3 ft. in height and wall signs
less than 8 ft. in height do not require a permit. (705.9.B.)
How much signage is allowed on a sales trailer?
square feet of signage is permitted on a sales trailer. (608.3.f.3)
Can our business name be painted on the sales
Yes, as long as it is magnetic, decals, or painted upon an
integral part of the vehicle or equipment as originally designed by the
manufacturer, and does not break the silhouette of the vehicle. In addition, the
primary purpose of the trailer can not be for the display of signs or primarily
used as a static display. This is exempt from sign permits. (705.B.2.f.2)