Temporary Sign Regulations
Permits & Regulations
Temporary Signs within the Village of Palatine require a temporary sign permit, approved by the Planning and Zoning Department. The temporary sign regulations can be found in Section 8.06 of the Palatine Zoning Ordinance. Please view the Temporary Sign Application and the sign guide brochure for further information. If you have questions regarding temporary sign regulations, please call the Planning and Zoning Department at 847-359-9047.
To apply for a temporary sign permit, click the CSS Portal link below.
Registering in the CSS System: To utilize the Village’s new CSS system, you must first register in the system. To start this process please click on the following link: Citizen Self Service Portal
Step-by-Step CSS Registration Guide: The Village has created a Step-by-Step Guide to help walk you through the registration process. To view the guide please click on the following link: EnerGov Registration and Log-In Guide
Step by Step CSS Application Guide: The Village has created a Step-by-Step Guide to assist you in applying for a permit, plan or license. To view the guide please click the following link: EnerGov Application Guide
The following signs shall receive a temporary sign permit from the Village of Palatine of Palatine prior to being posted.
A temporary, on-premise sign for the purpose of advertising a new construction project or development. Available only for residential projects of six or more dwelling units, or commercial area of three or more acres. One sign per site, with a maximum sign area of 240 square feet. Sign shall be removed at 90% occupancy.
A sign placed upon work under construction denoting the architect, engineer, or contractor. Maximum area of 16 square feet for a sign with one single company noted; 40 square feet if three or more companies are noted on the sign.
Event Signs location on Private Property - A temporary sign advertising the name, duration and location of a specific event within the Village of Palatine. Seven day maximum post. No more than one sign per shopping center. Maximum area is 100 square feet. A minimum of 14 days must lapse between temporary event sign permits. No more than four event signs shall be issued for one lot in a calendar year.
Grand Opening Sign
A temporary sign advertising the name, duration and location of a grand opening of a new business within the Village of Palatine. Thirty (30) day maximum post. Maximum area 100 square feet.
Commercial Real Estate Sign
One sign per lot, not to exceed 50 square feet in area. Shall be removed within seven days of the sale or lease of the premises upon which the sign is located.