Outdoor Advertising Sign Permit Details

Outdoor Advertising Sign Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit

Sign permits allow MDOT State Highway Administration to track the location, spacing, and maintenance of signs in the state of Maryland. Tracking the signs ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations, proper installation and maintenance, and subsequent removal if they become illegal (i.e. deterioration, improper tags, etc).

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    Approval time

  • $10.00 - $35.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Attach plat showing the area within 500 feet of the proposed sign, the location of the sign with reference to the boundaries of any state highways, and the relative location of any intersection at grade of the state highway with another highway or with a railroad.

Apply for the Permit

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

    Apply Now

  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

    Download Form

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. All sign permits and licenses expire on April 30th each year. All renewal fees must be paid May 1st.


Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Transportation

Contact Information

Tel: (410) 545-2819

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