Temporary Sign Regulations

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Temporary Signs, On-Site Directional Signs, Off-Premise Signs, and Off-Premise Directional Signs are regulated in Chatham County by the Zoning Ordinance. To see a map of the County Jurisdiction, Pittsboro ETJ, Siler City ETJ, Goldston ETJ, and Cary Jurisdiction, click here.

Please note that a Temporary Sign Application is required to be submitted prior to posting a temporary sign within the County. The application is available on the Applications and Checklists page here, or by following one of the links below.

  • NO Signs shall be erected within the Right-of-Way of any roadways within Chatham County. This includes signs placed in the ground or attached to regulatory signs, trees, power poles or control fences.

NOTICE: Please be aware that NCDOT has authority to remove any signs within their rights-of-way without notification to the sign owner.

Contact the County Zoning Administrator if you have any questions:

Angela Birchett, CZO        (919) 542-8285

For Zoning Ordinance requirements and application for posting Temporary Signs in the county, Click Here.

For Off-Premise Sign Ordinance requirements and application for posting Temporary Signs in the county, Click Here.

For On and Off-Premise Directional sign Ordinance requirements and application for posting Directional Signs in the county, click Here.