Sign Ordinance Update

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This slide presentation provides a summary of the sign code update project and some of the specific changes being proposed.

Questions pertaining to the Sign Code update can be emailed to:

For general sign code questions pertaining to the existing code please call 480-644-2385 to speak to the Planner of the Day.

For sign permit requirements please call 480-644-4273 or go to:

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 

There are no additional scheduled meetings at this time while the sign code is being drafted. 

Public Review Draft

We anticipate releasing the public review draft in November.  After the public review draft is available it will be posted on this website and additional Public Hearings will be scheduled. 

Please check back for updates as they become available in the near future.


2017 Advisory Board Meeting Dates and Topics

Board of Adjustment

  • TBD

Design Review Board

  • TBD

Historic Preservation Board

  • TBD

Planning and Zoning Board

  • TBD

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