Signs are required to meet the standards of Section 2-300(M) and Section 6-900 of the Rock Hill Zoning Ordinance. Please note, even though certain types of signs may be exempt from requiring a sign permit in the zoning ordinance, other permits may still be required such as an electrical permit for lighted signs. Please contact staff at 803-329-5590 with any sign questions.
Sign Permit Application
To apply for a sign permit, complete the Sign Permit Application and submit with any required attachments. Sign permit applications go through a plan review process that may take up to three business days. If you are placing a sign in the Historic District, please see our handout on Signs in the Historic District.
All sign contractors are required to have a City of Rock Hill Business License before they can obtain a sign permit. All electrical contractors are required to have a South Carolina Electrical Contractors License and a City of Rock Hill Business License before they can be listed on a permit. Any electrical work performed is required to be done by a South Carolina licensed electrician. The electrician must be listed on the sign permit before the permit can be issued.
Inspections are required for all signs. Please call (803) 329-5590 the day before to schedule an inspection. You will need to have your permit number ready when calling. You can also schedule inspections online at www.cityofrockhill.com/onlineservices.
For more information about signs, please contact the Permit Application Center at 803-329-5590 or by email.