Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
The City of Eau Claire has regulations regarding the installation, size, and location of exterior signs. Standards vary by zoning district. In addition, regulations also include provisions for temporary types of signs such as banners, real estate signs, thrift sales, special events etc. Permits are required for most types of signs.


A licensed sign contractor must install the following types of signs:
  • ground signs over 10 feet in height or over 50 square feet in size;
  • wall signs exceeding 100 square feet in size;
  • any signs which extend into the public right-of-way;
  • canopy, marquee, projecting and roof signs;
  • any electrical sign requiring an electrical connection other than a plug.

The City’s on-premise sign code provisions can be found in Chapter 16.16 of the Municipal Code and the off-premise sign code provisions are in Chapter 16.18. Click here to view these chapters.

Contact Community Development at 715-839-4914 to find out if a permit is required and to obtain sign permit application forms. 

Apply online


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer