Signs

Permits are required for all signs within the City of Waukegan (replacements included). 

Processing of each application may take up to 21 business days during construction season.

All applications need to be submitted online at this time

TEMPORARY SIGNS

30 day temporary sign applications can be submitted to Temporary Sign Application

PERMANENT SIGNS

Requests for Permanent Sign Applications can be submitted to Sign Application

Applications must be approved by the Sign Inspector and paid for prior to work being conducted. All sign fees and complete requirements can be found in the City of Waukegan Sign Ordinance

Applications must be filled out in full to be processed and include the following attachments:

  1. Scale drawing of the sign(s)
  2. Scale drawing of the property showing the location of any ground sign proposed to include setback distance from lot lines.
  3. Plans and specifications for sign installation.
  4. Electrical diagrams and specifications (if sign includes electric)
  5. Sign contractor’s insurance.
  6. License and Permit Bond

Contractor Registration Requirements

Sign Contractors need to be registered with the City of Waukegan CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

DIGITAL PERMIT COPIES MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST WHILE WORK IS BEING COMPLETED

POST HOLE/FOOTING INSPECTIONS ARE REQUIRED

ELECTRICAL ROUGH INSPECTIONS (IF SIGN INCLUDES ELECTRIC)

FINAL

VIEW FULL SIGN ORDINANCE AND REQUIREMENTS AT

CITY OF WAUKEGAN SIGN ORDINANCE


  1. Building Department


    Phone: 847-625-6868

Michael Purtell
Building Commissioner