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No person, firm, or corporation shall engage in the business of erecting, altering, extending, repairing or maintaining signs or sign structures within the city without first having procured a license as required in Section 6-40 of the Blaine Code, except that the owner, lessee or occupant of the property upon which the sign is located may perform the actual work himself provided he had obtained a permit for the sign.
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Please apply for your permit online.
Yes, please refer to our sign information handout.
Yes, you will need a permit to reface a sign.
The first step is to determine the zoning designation on your property. You are able to type in any address and get the zoning designation for the property. Once you have determined the zoning designation for your property, please refer to the Sign Information handout. This will tell you what you are allowed to have for square footage for wall signage and monument signage. It also provides the general requirements for the signs. View Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 34.
Many businesses wish to have signage on their property that is temporary in nature and that can be used for special events or promotions. These types of signs may include banners, flags, sign trailers etc. The city allows sites to have 8 weeks of temporary signage per year. If a tenant in a multi-tenant building wishes to have temporary signage, it is important to remember that the whole building shares the 8 weeks of temporary signage, and not just the tenant requesting the temporary signage. For more information, please refer to our Sign Information handout. View Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 34.
The most common reason a permanent sign permit application cannot be submitted is that the contractor license associated with the account submitting the application is expired or the insurance certificate is expired. Log in and either renew your contractor license or upload a new insurance certificate.
The contractor either does not have a current license or has an expired insurance certificate. Ask the contractor to update their license.
Owner consent can be provided through a completed owner consent form (available at BlaineMN.gov/OwnerConsent), an authorization letter from the owner, a signature on the sign proof, or an email from the owner.
A building permit is required for any freestanding sign over ten feet in height. Refaces of existing signs do not require a building permit, but structural modifications to existing signs do require a building permit. Stamped engineered plans must be submitted with the building permit application.