Welcome to the Center for Sign Documents and Information. At this Documents Center you will find links to the forms that are needed to apply for sign permits in Albemarle County. You will also find links to general information on the sign review process, including Architectural Review Board (ARB) review of signs.
Click here to view section 4.15 of the Zoning Ordinance, the zoning regulations that apply to all signs.
The Architectural Review Board (ARB) establishes Comprehensive Sign Criteria for buildings in the County’s Entrance Corridors that house multiple businesses. Signs for businesses in these buildings must follow the established sign criteria. Signs meeting all the criteria established for the respective property may be reviewed/approved by staff without review by the ARB. Lists of properties for which Comprehensive Sign Criteria have been established, and the sign criteria for each of these properties, are available here.
Questions regarding this information should be directed to the Department of Community Development. You may reach the Department by calling 434-296-5832 or by Emailing the Department
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