A temporary sign is a sign, flag, banner, pennant or valance constructed of cloth, canvas, light fabric, cardboard, wallboard or other light materials, with or without frames, which is not permanently secured. A portable sign shall not be deemed to be a temporary sign.
See Chapter 64 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about temporary signs and banners.
You must submit the following:
- A completed Temporary Banner / Sign Request Application
- Drawing of proposed sign/banner
- A basic site plan showing where the sign will be placed on the property.
Submit the application and required supporting documents to:
Via email: DSI-ZoningReview@stpaul.gov
In person or by mail:
Department of Safety & Inspections - Zoning Section
375 Jackson Street, Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55101
- Request for Affixing Banners/Signs to Exterior of Skyway Bridges or Light Poles Application
- Skyway Banner Location Map
- Temporary Sign Regulations
Temporary Sign Permit Fees & Inspections
Inspections are made to assure compliance with the temporary sign regulations, including verification of its removal after the expiration date.
Temporary Sign Permit Application $85.00
*Effective April 3, 2021, a 2.49% service fee will be charged for all credit or debit card transactions and will appear as a separate transaction on your card statement. This fee is charged by the service provider the Department of Safety and Inspections uses to handle credit card transactions. The City will not receive any of the convenience fees.
A temporary sign or banner is allowed for up to three nonconsecutive times per calendar year, each not to exceed 30 days; or once a year not to exceed 90 days, except that such signs may remain in place during the time of the construction of a building, during the time a building is offered for sale, rent or lease, until the closing date of sale, or as otherwise regulated in the Zoning Code.