Temporary Signage

All temporary signage is required to have a permitted sticker affixed to the face of the sign. This sticker will also show an expiration date. Signs displayed without a sticker or signs with an expired sticker may be removed. If your sign has been removed, please contact the City of Monroe within 10 days to retrieve your sign. A fee of $25 will apply. Please contact Amy Bright, Associate Planner for Sign Code related questions.  Permit applications for temporary signs are located here.

Temporary Commercial Signs 

A no-fee permit must be obtained by the City of Monroe marking a permit expiration date. The permit, a 2”x2” sticker, must be affixed to each temporary commercial sign.

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Purpose Type of sign Number 
of signs
Area maximum 
per sign in sq ft
Height 
in ft
Setback 
in ft
Comments
Advertising A-Frame 1 8 4   Per business, 2 ft x 4 ft outside of pedestrian walkway. Maximum 60 days per year. Must comply with MMC 22.50.100. May be Purpose Type of sign Number of signs Area maximum per sign in sq ft Height in ft Setback in ft Comments displayed during business hours only.
  Banners (b) 1 1.5 sf/1.0 lf of primary facade     Maximum of 60 days per year. Increments of 60, 30, 15, or 10 days; upon removal, a banner may not be re-erected for a duration equal to the time it was displayed. Shall not be located within the ROW.
  Inflatable (a) 1       Maximum 30 days per year. Shall not be located off site or within round-a-bouts or medians nor block vehicular sight-distance.
  Stake Signs   6     Maximum 120 days per year. Shall not be located within round-a-bouts or medians nor block vehicular sight-distance. A maximum of two signs are allowed off site.
  Freestanding 1 20 10 2 Per street frontage.
  Window/Poster N/A 20% of window area     Per window, per building.
  Freestanding Directional 5 4 3 2 1 sign on site, 4 off-premises signs allowed.

(See MMC 22.50 for the full sign code and more information)


Temporary Non-Commercial Signs 

A no-fee permit must be obtained by the City of Monroe marking a permit expiration date. The permit, a 2”x2” sticker, must be affixed to each temporary non-commercial sign. 


Table 22.50.050. Temporary Non-Commercial Signs

Sign Type Duration Size Location
Banners 60 days per year. Increments of 60, 30, 15 or 10 days; upon removal, a banner may not be re-erected for a duration equal to the time it was displayed. 32 sq ft Shall not be located within the ROW without the underlying property owner consent.
Inflatable 30 days per year. N/A Must be located on site.
A-Frame 60 days per year. 6 sq ft per side Must comply with MMC 22.50.100. May be located within the ROW.
Stake Signs 90 days per year. 6 sq ft Shall not be located within round-a-bouts or medians nor block vehicular sight-distance.

(See MMC 22.50 for the full sign code and more information)

Prohibited Signs

  • Feather Banners.
  • Signs that contain obscenities.
  • Signs that constitute a traffic hazard.
  • Signs that impair the vision of a motorist.
  • Laser signage consisting of light based displays.
  • Signs attached to public vegetation and structures within the right-of-way.
  • Portable reader board signs including trailer signs.


  • Signs with moving parts or apparent movement.
  • Signs that emit odor or visible matter.
  • Off-premises signs except those authorized by MMC18.80
  • Billboards and all product sponsored advertising flags, posters and placards.
  • Any sign or advertising structure that is damaged.
  • Any sign not specifically permitted or exempted.