Sign Ordinance Update

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A brief slide presentation explains a bit more about the project, and some of the specifics being proposed.

Questions?  Contact:

For general sign code questions please call 480-644-2385


The update to the City of Mesa Sign Code is currently being developed.

The current Sign Code is part of Mesa's Zoning Ordinance - Title 11 Chapter 41.  It was last updated in 1986 with several sections receiving minor revisions since that time.

The current project has the following objectives:

  • Revise the sign code to be consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert;
  • Reorganize and reformat the sign code to become more user-friendly;
  • Update requirements for both portable and permanent signs;
  • Create a Sign Ordinance that is effectively ‘content neutral’, avoiding references to regulations based on sign messages; and
  • Provide allowances roughly equivalent to the present sign ordinance for portable signs.

Upcoming Public Meeting dates

April 26, 2017
Fire Station 201
360 E 1st Street, Community Room
6 - 7 pm
May 1, 2017
Fire Station 201
360 E 1st Street, Community Room
6 - 7 pm




2017 Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Topics

Board of Adjustment

  • April 5 - Portable Signs and Sign Code Organization
  • May 3 - Permanent Signs and Outreach Comments

Design Review Board

  • May 9 - Permanent Signs - Design Standards

Historic Preservation Board

  • May 2 - Permanent Signs - Historic Signs

Planning and Zoning Board

  • March 21 - Portable Signs and Sign Code Organization
  • April 18 - Permanent Signs and Outreach Comments
  • May 16 & 17 - (Tentative) Sign Code Update, in general

Dates and topics are tentative. Please check the specific advisory board’s webpage and agendas to confirm as the dates of the meetings approach.

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