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Civic Event Signs
Did you know temporary off-premise signs for civic events are allowed in the Town of Cornelius? There are many sign options available to you and very few limitations apply.

  • No size restriction
  • No limitation on number of signs
  • No permit required
  • No fee

What is allowed?
Temporary off premise non-snipe signs may be used by civic organizations to promote special events subject to these restrictions:
  1. Must be securely fastened into the ground as to not  create a public safety hazard;
  2. Must have permission of the property owner where sign is being installed;
  3. May be placed no more than 7 days before the event and must be removed no later than 2 days after the event.

Sandwich board/A-frame
Signs on posts you install
Banners on posts you install
Most any type non-snipe sign

What is NOT allowed?
Snipe Signs
Signs held/worn by people
Any sign placed in the right-of-way

Teamwork creates successful events. Let the Cornelius Planning Department help you create a sign plan to successfully promote your event. 

Contact Us
Planning & Zoning

21445 Catawba Ave.
2nd Floor
P.O. Box 399
Cornelius, NC 28031

Ph: 704-896-2461
Fx: 704-896-2462

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm