Permanent and Temporary Sign Information

The Santa Ana Municipal Code (SAMC) and Citywide Design Guidelines contain regulations regarding, the size, location, type and number of signs that may be located on private property within the City.

Below are links to various sections of the SAMC, Citywide Design Guidelines relating to signs, examples of unpermitted signs as well as applications for both permanent and temporary signs (banners):

  • Sign Regulations
  • Sign Types
  • Sign Permit Application
  • Sign Program - All multi-tenant commercial/industrial buildings that have (3) or more tenants are required to have a sign program.  Sign Programs are specific guidelines for that property.  To determine if your location has a sign program contact the Planning Division at (714) 647-5804.
  • Sign Design Guidelines
  • Temporary Sign Permit
  • Illegal Signage (examples below)

    Unpermitted Banners

    Unpermitted Banner

  • Aerial & Balloon Signs

    Aerial Balloon Sign

    Free-standing & A-Frame Signs

    A-Frame Sign

    Signage Covering more than 25% of a window area

    Window Signage