It is very important you review our sign code and ensure you have everything completed properly, not having a clear understanding of the City’s sign code restrictions can delay the permit process.
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Visit our website https://www.columbiaillinois.com/9/Municipal-Code. You can find the sign in our municipal code under, Title 15 Buildings and Construction > Chapter 15.44 Sign Code.
You can review your property by going to https://monroecountyil.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html and choosing the Parcel Viewer, you can put in address and use provided information as a reference for creating your site. Other areas of reference could be the following:
Yes, you can reference section 15.44.190 of the sign code.
Minimum fee is $55.00 for a sign permit (sign 40 s.f. or less). There is an additional $2.35 fee per s.f. if the sign is over 40 s.f.
Please note, temporary banners are allowed to be displayed fourteen (14) days prior to the event, and must be taken down within three (3) days after the event. Total size of banner must not exceed 16 s.f. There is a $5.50 fee for a temporary banner; no fee for non-profit groups. NOTE: Banners are NOT permitted on City property or right-of-way, including the corner of N. Main & Route 3 (near gas station) or at the corner of S. Main & Route 3 (near old school house) and shall only be permitted on private property.
You will need a sign inspection for wall, projecting, free standing, monument and electronic message board signs. There are additional charges for inspections for you sign. See chart below for more information. Please call the phone numbers listed to schedule the inspections. Project Manager and/or Building Permit Holder will be required to be at every inspection listed below.