Apply for a Sign Permit

Sign Standards for Commercial Developments

ATA Blackbelt building (SW corner La Canada and Naranja)(PDF, 2MB)

Canyons at Linda Vista Trail aka El Corredor (NE corner Oracle Rd and Linda Vista)(PDF, 5MB)

Canada Hills Shops (La Canada and Lambert NE corner)(PDF, 282KB)

Capin Car Wash aka Mister Car Wash (Oracle Rd and Cool Dr)(PDF, 134KB)

El Conquistador Executive Office Plaza (SW corner Oracle Rd and Greenock)(PDF, 6MB)

Entrada De Oro (Southwest corner Oracle and Magee)(PDF, 5MB)

Famous Sam's Arby's (Oracle and Magee)(PDF, 3MB)

Hacienda Bella aka Dome Bldg (8444 N Oracle Rd)(PDF, 365KB)

Icagen formally Sanofi Aventis (Innovation Park)(PDF, 1MB)

Innovation Corporate Center (Innovation Park Dr. north of Tangerine Rd)(PDF, 9MB)

Canada Crossroads (NE corner La Canada Dr and Lambert Ln)(PDF, 54KB)

Linaker Offices (east side of Oracle Rd north of Magee)(PDF, 29KB)

Magee Plaza aka MPG Automotive (west side of Oracle Rd. north of Magee Rd)(PDF, 716KB)

Mercado at Canada Hills (East side of La Canada Dr. north of Lambert Ln)(PDF, 506KB)

Mercado Del Rio (north side of Pusch View Lane, west of Oracle Rd)(PDF, 4MB)

Mountain View Plaza (Sun City in Rancho Vistoso)(PDF, 29KB)

Oracle at La Reserve (west side of Oracle at La Reserve Dr)(PDF, 2MB)

Oracle Crossing (west side Oracle Road South of Magee Rd)(PDF, 2MB)

Oracle Road Office Development (east side of Oracle Rd north of Suffolk)(PDF, 453KB)

Oracle Suffolk Office Complex (Southeast corner Suffolk and Oracle)(PDF, 764KB)

Oracle Vista Centre (Golder Ranch Fire at Linda Vista)(PDF, 181KB)

Oro Valley Marketplace (SW corner Oracle Rd and Tangerine)(PDF, 17MB)

Plaza De Vida (West side of Oracle Rd, north of Cool Drive)(PDF, 825KB)

Placita De Oro (west side of First Ave south of Tangerine Road)(PDF, 3MB)

Plaza Serena (West side of Oracle Rd, south side of Cool Dr)(PDF, 57KB)

Pulte Office Building (east side of Oracle Rd north of Hardy)(PDF, 234KB)

Pusch Ridge Centre (East side of Oracle Rd south of Pusch View Lane)(PDF, 577KB)

Rancho Vistoso Center Sign Criteria (NW corner Oracle Rd & Rancho Vistoso Blvd)(PDF, 4MB)

Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development Sign Standards (all of Rancho Vistoso excluding developments with their own criteria)(PDF, 3MB)

Rooney Ranch aka Home Depot Center (Oracle Rd and First Ave. NW corner)(PDF, 35KB)

Rooney Ranch aka Target Center (Oracle Rd and First Ave. SW corner)(PDF, 7MB)

Safeway at Vistoso Plaza (Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Tangerine Rd)(PDF, 263KB)

San Dorado (east side of Oracle Rd. at First Ave.)(PDF, 3MB)

Shoppes at Oracle (east side of Oracle Rd. south of Hardy Rd)(PDF, 11MB)

San Jose Plaza Sign Criteria (east side Oracle Road, north El Conquistador Way)(PDF, 5MB)

Shops at Oro Vista (SE corner of La Canada Dr and Lambert Ln)(PDF, 4MB)

Steam Pump (west side of Oracle Road north of La Reserve Dr)(PDF, 1MB)

Sun Center (west side of Oracle Road north of Ina Rd)(PDF, 3MB)

Taco Bell at Rooney Ranch (In front of Home Depot)(PDF, 5MB)

Two Oracle Place (NE corner of Oracle Road and Ina Road)(PDF, 11MB)

Vistoso Commerce Plaza (west side of Oracle Rd south of Vistoso Commerce Loop)(PDF, 609KB)

Vistoso Office Park (Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Arrowsmith)(PDF, 72KB)

Create or Change Sign Standards for Tenants

How to Apply:

Banner

Step 1.Complete the Permit Application and Worksheet

Permit Application(PDF, 469KB)

Banner Permit Worksheet(PDF, 294KB)

Step 2.Prepare your project for electronic submittal by doing the following:

  • All documents must be in PDF format.
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document.
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction.

 Notice: It is the applicant/owner's responsibility to ensure all private rules and regulations of the development are met. Contact the property owner or manager to determine if your sign will be allowed.

Step 3.Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovalleyaz.gov (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

You will receive an email that your submittal has been received.

Step 4.Plan review is 10 business days

Step 5.Permit fees: $50 for each sign for each allowed time period

Temporary

Step 1.Complete the Permit Application

Permit Application(PDF, 469KB)

Step 2.Provide the following information:

  • Site plan of the property where the sign will be placed
  • Mark where the sign will be located
  • Show the nearest property line. 
  • Photo or drawing of the proposed sign
  • Include the width and height
  • List the total square footage
  • Include what type of material the sign will be made of i.e.: ¾” plywood, plastic, fabric, etc.
  • If the sign will be a freestanding sign include the following:
  • Size of posts
  • Depth of posts
  • Will posts be buried directly in the ground or in concrete
  • Height of sign from ground to top
  • Show how the panel is attached to the posts

Step 3.Prepare your project for electronic submittal by doing the following:

  • All documents must be in PDF format.
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document.
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction.

 Notice:  It is the applicant/owner's responsibility to ensure all private rules and regulations of the development are met.  Contact the property owner or manager to determine if your sign will be allowed.

Step 4.Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovallayaz.gov (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

 You will receive an email letting you know the submittal has been received. 

Step 5.Plan review is 10 business days

Step 6.Permit fees: $50 for each sign

Permanent

Step 1.Review the specific sign standards for the commercial development where the sign will be located

Notice: It is the applicant/owner's responsibility to ensure all private rules and regulations of the development are met. Contact the property owner or manager to determine if your sign will be allowed

Step 2.Complete the Building Permit Application

Permit Application(PDF, 469KB)

Step 3.Provide the following information:

  • Site plan of the property where the sign will be placed
  • Mark where the sign will be located
  • Show the nearest property line

Detailed Drawings of Proposed Sign(s)

  • Profile (side view)
  • Depth of letters and/or graphics
  • Show views and details of all structural members and attachment methods
  • Dimensions of whole sign or each component
  • Identify materials of sign construction
  • Color of each component (face, returns, trim cap, etc.) Ensure the color meets the standards of the specific commercial development.
  • Identify sign/letter type (pan channel, RPC, etc.)Building Mounted Wall Signs

Building Mounted Wall Signs 

  • Show each building elevation(s) of sign(s) 

Monument/Freestanding Signs

  • Provide details of the following:
  • Footing size
  • Reinforcement
  • Anchors
  • Hold downs

Sealed engineering calculations required for:

  • Site walls over 6’ in height (measured from top of footing)
  • Retaining walls over 4’, measured from  bottom of footing
  • Any wall height with applied surcharge loads (e.g. driveways, slopes, etc.)

Electrical

  • NEC 2017: Article 600
  • IBC 2018: Appendix H
  • Show # and size of branch circuits
  • Grounding/bonding
  • Disconnects
  • Panel of origin
  • Amperage load
  • Required voltage
  • Lighting type:  Internal, external, LED, Neon, Fluorescent, etc. 
  • Night view showing illumination effect.
  • Cut sheet of the LED component manufacturer showing the LED lighting is in compliance with code standards (see Zoning Code Chapter 28):
    • 4,400 Kelvin for internally illuminated signs 
    • 200 Nits for exposed LED (gas prices)  
  • A statement indicating that a permanent label will be affixed to the outside of the sign in an area visible to the inspector, confirming compliance with appropriate lighting levels. 

Step 4. Prepare your project for electronic submittal by doing the following:

  • All documents must be in PDF format.
  • The security level in the PDF must allow the Town to apply stamps, markups and ultimately approvals on the document.
  • Do not mix portrait and landscape pages in the same document. Rotate all pages the same direction.

Step 5.Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovalleyaz.gov (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

You will receive an email letting you know the submittal has been received.

Step 6.Plan review is 10 business days

Step 7.Permit fees are based on the square footage of the sign

A-Frame

Step 1.Complete the Building Permit Application and sign the A-frame Standards document

Permit Application(PDF, 469KB)

A-Frame Standards(PDF, 391KB)

 Notice:  It is the applicant/owner's responsibility to ensure all private rules and regulations of the development are met.  Contact the property owner or manager to determine if your sign will be allowed. 

Step 2.Email the entire submittal in PDF format to: permits@orovallayaz.gov (if the file is larger than 10MB, submit as a link)

You will receive an email letting you know the submittal has been received.

Step 3. Plan review is 10 business days

Step 4.Permit fees:  $50 one-time fee