Sign Code Update

On March 6, 2018 City Council voted to approve a new City Code Chapter 113, which addresses signage. The update aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law.

The code is effective April 5, 2018.

Res 2018-04 Approved Sign Code

Please note that city businesses operating under an existing Comprehensive Sign Program (CSP) will continue to be guided by the rules of their CSP.

Note on City’s Temporary Sign Policy



The city’s Temporary Sign Code, enacted by City Council in September to address the needs of businesses and residents while the Comprehensive Sign Code was in the revision process, remains in place until the effective date of the new sign code (April 5, 2018).

Res 2017-98 Approved Temporary Sign Code Policy

Questions? Please Contact:



Robert H. Kuhfuss, AICP,
City of Surprise Community Development Department
16000 Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
robert.kuhfuss@surpriseaz.gov