What is it?

You need a Sign Permit to install or alter any sign on an existing building. Electrical signs must be installed by a licensed and bonded electrical contractor, unless installed by the building owner. A separate Electrical Permit is required for illuminated signs.

How Much Does it Cost?

Fees are based on the value of your project. You pay all of your fees up front at time of permit application. See the Fee Schedule (A-Z) page to download the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for fee related information.

How Long Does It Take?

We try to finish our initial review in seven calendar days from submittal. How long it takes to get the final permit depends on how complex your project is and how many corrections, if any, you need to make.

Steps to Get Your Permit

1. Research
Get your property information. Find property information to help you plan your project. Property Viewer Interactive Map
Determine restrictions to your project. Research our codes to determine what occupancies are allowed in the building and what land uses are allowed in that zoning area. Redmond Zoning Code

Prepare your plans. Plans should be electronic and should be to scale and easy to read.
Fill out forms:
Sign Permit Application

2. Submit Plans
To schedule an intake appointment you can go online, click Schedule an Appointment below or call 425-556-2475. Intake appointments are required when you are submitting any permit that requires plan review or the issuance of three (3) or more over-the-counter permits.

Tips for a Successful Intake Appointment  
Pay fee. Plan Reviews fees are due at permit application. The fees are calculated based on your project value.
Make corrections and resubmit your plans. Your project review will send you a correction letter if changes are needed and instruction on how to upload new plans through the E-Track Portal.
3. Get Permit
Pick up or print permit. You will be contacted when your plans are approved. You can pick up your permit and approved plans at the Development Service Center with a blank USB drive or log into the E-Track Portal; you can print your permit and approved plans.
Pay fees. You will need to pay all outstanding fees to pick up or print your permit.
Get related permits. You may need to get additional permits or approvals from other departments.
  • Electrical Permit
  • Awning - If you are installing a sign on an awning, a Building Permit for an awning is required, not a Sign Permit.

4. Schedule Inspection
Request an inspection. See the E-Track Portal page to schedule an inspection online or call 425-556-2435 and use the pin number on the permit to request an inspection. A Final inspection needs to be requested and approved to complete the inspection process.
5. Complete Project
Close your permit. Your permit information will be archived in our electronic document management system.