City of Louisville Sign Code

The City of Louisville Sign Code was adopted on October 15, 2019 and is now in effect. This webpage provides general information for sign regulations, and when a sign permit is necessary.  Please contact the Department of Planning and Building Safety with any questions regarding how the sign code applies to your property.

Permits

Permanent non-illuminated Window Signs and non-illuminated wall-mounted Display Signs do not require a permit.  All other Permanent Signs require a sign permit, including any new installation, or a copy change, face change or other alteration to an existing Permanent Sign.  Temporary Banners require a sign permit, but all other temporary signs do not.  All signs, whether or not they require a permit, must be installed in accordance with the regulations in the Sign Code.  Please see the permit application and submittal requirements at the link below:

Sign Information

The following summary handouts are intended as quick reference aids.  Please refer to the Sign Code to understand all applicable regulations.