TEMPORARY SIGN PERMIT
Instructions: Temporary signs and banners are permitted in the City of Madera within all
commercial zone districts without a permit during specific holiday periods. These holiday
periods are as follows:
1. Valentine’s Day, and the preceding six (6) days.
2. Easter Sunday, and the preceding six (6) days.
3. Mother’s Day, and the preceding four (4) days.
4. Independence Day, and the week (Monday – Sunday) thereof.
5. Old Timers Day, and the week (Monday – Sunday) thereof.
6. Halloween, and the preceding six (6) days.
7. Thanksgiving, the preceding ten (10) days and the following three (3) days.
8. Christmas/New Year’s Holiday season (December 1st to December 31st)
Temporary signage during these periods is restricted to banners, painted window signs, and/or pennants, not
to exceed in size the total allowable on building sign area for the business/use.
In addition to the holiday promotional periods listed above, a business may display banners, painted window
signs, pennants, and/or windblown devices/inflatable signs not to exceed in size the total allowable on building
sign area for the business/use, during two (2) additional fourteen (14) day periods each calendar year. The
additional two-week (14 day) periods may be at the discretion of the business owner per the approval of the
Planning Department. To display special promotion temporary signs, a business must first obtain an approved
Temporary Sign Permit from the Planning Department of the City. The application shall indicate the time period
and type of display. Such signs may be used in conjunction with an event or sale, and may be displayed for
fourteen (14) days maximum. Such promotional displays shall not list individual product prices. Special
promotion periods may be used in place of a holiday promotion period (overlaid), as long as they do not extend
the fourteen (14) day maximum period. If you wish to apply for a Temporary Sign Permit please complete the
following:
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE, COMPLETING ALL
ITEMS BELOW:
Application Date: _____________________ Contact Phone: _______________________
Business Name: _________________________ Contact Person: __________________________
Business Address:____________________________________________________________________
Nearest Cross Streets: ________________________________________________________________
Dates of Temporary Sign Display – From: ______________________ To: ______________________
Check the applicable box: 14 Day Display Period 1
14 Day Display Period 2
30 Day Grand Opening
90 Day Going Out Of Business
Please describe your temporary signage and where the signage will be located:
________________________________________________
________________________________________________
To complete this free application process, personally deliver or mail this completed application to the
City of Madera Planning Department at 205 West 4
th
Street, Madera, CA 93637 for review and approval.
Please apply in advance of the desired display period.
City of Madera, 205 West 4
th
Street, Madera, CA 93637 Phone: (559) 661-5430 Fax: (559) 674-2972
The applicable sign ordinance is included for your convenience.
MMC Sec. 10-6.09
(C) Temporary signs. Temporary signs shall be allowed at the following times:
(1) Holiday promotion periods. Within identified holiday periods, temporary promotion signs shall be
limited to banners, painted window signs, and/or pennants, not to exceed in size the total allowable on
building sign area for the business/use. Such signs may be displayed without a sign permit or prior
approval by the City. The allowed holiday promotional display periods are as follows:
(i)Valentine’s Day, and the preceding six (6) days.
(ii) Easter Sunday, and the preceding six (6) days.
(iii ) Mother’s Day, and the preceding four (4) days.
(iv) Independence Day, and the week (Monday – Sunday) thereof.
(v) Old Timers Day, and the week (Monday – Sunday) thereof.
(vi) Halloween, and the preceding six (6) days
(vii) Thanksgiving, the preceding ten (10) days and the following three (3) days
(viii) Christmas/New Year’s Holiday season (December 1st to December 31st)
(2) Additional promotion periods. In addition to the holiday promotional periods listed above, a
business may display banners, painted window signs, pennants, and/or windblown devices/inflatable
signs not to exceed in size the total allowable on building sign area for the business/use, during two (2)
additional fourteen (14) day periods each calendar year. The additional two-week (14 day) periods may
be at the discretion of the business owner per the approval of the Planning Department. To display
special promotion temporary signs, a business must obtain an approved Temporary Sign Permit from
the Planning Department of the City, The application shall indicate the time period and type of display.
Such signs may be used in conjunction with an event or sale, and may be displayed for fourteen (14)
days maximum. Such promotional displays shall not list individual product prices. Special promotion
periods may be used in place of a holiday promotion period (overlaid), as long as they do not extend
the fourteen (14) day maximum period.
(D) Grand opening signs. A business may apply to the Planning Department for a special sign permit for
grand opening signage. A-frame signs, I-frame signs and portable changeable copy signs shall be limited to
only one grand opening and a maximum display time of thirty (30) days per business, with a written request
approved by the Planning Director.
(E) Going out of business. A business may apply to the Planning Department for a special sign permit in
order to facilitate the liquidation of inventory for a closing business for a period not to exceed ninety (90)
calendar days. Such permit will be allowed only once for any business, with a written request approved by the
Planning Director. Change of ownership, change of management, business remodel, or business renovation
events are not valid.
City of Madera, 205 West 4
th
Street, Madera, CA 93637 Phone: (559) 661-5430 Fax: (559) 674-2972
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