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Sign Regulations
The Building and Codes Department handles all requests for signs within the City of Collegedale. Requirements for signs are governed by the Collegedale Zoning Ordinance. Nearly all signs require a permit. A copy of the Sign Permit Application is available for you to download.

You may contact us online, by phone at (423) 468-1868, or by visiting our Municipal Building located at 4910 Swinyar Drive, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Friday.

Key items to note concerning signs:
  • No permit fee required for tax exempt organization temporary signs or political signs
  • Temporary sign permit fee is $25 per sign
  • Permanent sign permit fee is $50 per sign
  • Signs placed in the public right of way are illegal and shall be forfeited to the public
  • Off-premises signs, signs attached to utility poles/trees/fence or fence post, and banner signs are prohibited (see the sign ordinance for complete list of prohibited signs)
  • No sign permit is required for Garage Sale / Yard Sale / Estate Sale signs; however, these signs shall conform to the following:
    • The sign area shall not exceed 6 square feet
    • Signs may not be illuminated
    • Signs shall not be placed more than 48 hours in advance of the sale, and must be removed within 48 hours of the completion of the sale
    • Only one sign per street frontage, per property is allowed

City of Collegedale | 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315-1880 | Ph: (423) 396-3135 | Fx: (423) 396-3138 | Community Contacts