Use this form for Signs Sized 0-32 Sqft and Larger:

Permit Fees for Signs:

  • Signs 16 Sqft and Under on one side
    • Less than 16 Sqft on 1 side: No Fee, however Permit IS Required.
  • Signs 17 to 32 Sqft on one side
    • 17 - 32 Sqft on 1 side: $50.00
  • Signs over 32 Sqft on one side
    • Over 32 Sqft on 1 side: $100.00
  • Electrical Fee if sign is electrical: $50.00 (in addition to above)

This form is not for new builds of stick built houses, modular or mobile home dwellings.  For building permits for dwellings, click the 'Building Permits' link on the menu above and to the left, and select the appropriate project type.

Click Here for Application Form (Instructions).

Be sure you submit any required supplemental documents with your application.

Supplemental Documentation Required for this Permit:

  • Site Plan Drawing showing proposed location of sign (Not same as plat map) - Can be hand drawn, does not have to be perfect
    • Show location of principal residence or building
    • Show location of proposed project
    • Show location of septic system and drain lines
  • Sketch of Dimensions (required) and Building Plans (if applicable)
  • Name, Address, Phone#, and License# of Electrician if proposed sign is electrical.

Form Instructions:

  • Type permit information into the text-box fields on the form, make selections from drop down boxes and/or any appropriate check-boxes.
  • Fill in what you know, anything you don't know - leave blank. Please note that items with a red border are required.
    • If a required item is not applicable, either select or type N/A or place a zero (0) in the field.
    • If a required item is unknown, enter 5 nines (99999) in the field if numeric field, or type "unknown".
  • Most permits require supplemental documents such as site plans, building plans, and so forth.
    • Supplemental documents required for this permit are listed above. 
  • Be sure to sign and date your application
  • Once you have filled out the form and created digital files of the supplemental documents, email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring them to the Planning Department for processing.
  • We will notify you via email or phone when your permit is ready for pickup.

Saving Your Work to Continue Later:

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Building Inspector

Barbara Rhoads Chief Building Inspector P.O. Box 74, 117 NC Hwy 343 North Camden, NC 27921 (252) 338-1919 x227