A sign permit is required for new signs and alteration or replacement of existing signs. The sign permit application and FAQ sheet provided below contain additional information on the application requirements.
Download Sign Permit Application
Download Sign FAQ Sheet
A permit is required for some, but not all temporary signs, depending on the size. Please be aware that prohibited signs, as provided in Sec. 42-705 of the Christiansburg Town Code are not allowed, even if a sign permit is not required.
A permit is not required for the following signs:
|Zoning District||Sign Type|
|A, R1-A, R-1, R-2, R-3, MU-1||Total temporary signage on parcel does not exceed 12 sq. ft.|
|B-1, B-2, B-3, MU-2, I-1, I-2||Total temporary signage on parcel does not exceed 20 sq. ft.|
|All||Signs on the inside of windows|
|All||No more than two minor signs per parcel|
|A, R1-A, R-1, R-2, R-3, MU-1||One or more portable signs on parcel, total area not exceeding 12 sq. ft.|
|B-1, B-2, B-3, MU-2, I-1, I-2||One or more portable signs on parcel, total area not exceeding 20 sq. ft.|
Temporary signs may be displayed for no more than 90 days and are then required to be removed. Temporary signs must be placed at least five feet from any street right-of-way. Signs may be subject to immediate removal if they are placed within the right-of-way or are attached to any street/traffic sign, traffic signal or utility pole.
Signs are regulated under Article XXIV, Chapter 42 “Zoning” of the Christiansburg Town Code. The allowable types, sizes, and placement of signs is determined by the property’s zoning district. To determine a property’s zoning designation, you may use the Town’s WebGIS or contact us directly.