Commercial Signs


Commercial Signs

Before beginning any commercial sign project there are steps to take to make sure your construction will be in compliance with State and local regulations regarding land and construction.

Step 1: Determine Special Development Conditions

Before applying for my building permit, is there any specific information I need to know from the City of Rocklin?

Before beginning your commercial sign project, you should determine if there are any special development conditions for your project. Please contact the Building Division at (916) 625-5120 for general information. In some cases, you may need to contact individual divisions. Once you have determined the applicable conditions, you will need to determine if a building permit is required for your project.

Step 2: Determine If Building Permit Required

What permits are required for a commercial sign project?

Most permanent commercial signs and some temporary commercial signs require a Planning Division permit and most require a Building Division permit. Please contact the Planning Division at (916) 625-5160 and Building Division at (916) 625-5120 for further details on permitting requirements.

If a building permit is required for my commercial sign project, what plans and forms do I need to submit to have a complete submittal?

(Note: Some plans or calculations may not always be necessary. You should contact the Building Division for more specific information or if you have questions regarding your permit application.)

•  Application for Permit 
• 3 sets of Complete Building Plans (including  site plans) 
• 2 sets of Energy Documentation Forms 
• 2 sets of Structural Calculations may be required 
• 2 sets of Footing Details and Engineering design may be required for signs over 6′ 
• Certificate of Compliance OLTG-1-C / Sign Lighting Compliance OLTG-4-C
•  Owner Builder Verification Form (This form is only for property owners applying for their own permits.) 
•  Project Contact Information Sheet

When I submit my plans and forms, will I need to pay a plan check fee deposit?

Yes, prior to May 1, 2011 plan check deposits are required for all commercial projects over $50,000 in valuation. Effective May 1, 2011, a plan check deposit will be required at the time of submittal for all commercial signs. 

Plan Check Deposit Schedule

Where do I submit my forms and plans?

Building Division
Administration Building, 1st Floor
3970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 625-5120

Step 3: Project Review

After I submit my plans what happens next?

At the time of submittal, the project will be assigned a tracking number (plan check number) that will be used to track the progress of the plans and plan review. The plans will then be distributed by Building staff to the necessary City Departments for their review and comment. Upon receipt of the plans, each department will assign a staff member to the project. 

Each department’s staff member will perform an independent review of your project and forward their comments to the person designated on the Project Contact Information Sheet. The contact person is responsible for addressing each department’s comments and resubmitting revised plans, as needed. This step will continue until each department’s comments have been adequately addressed.

Step 4: Project Approval

After the plans are approved by all required City departments, what is the next step?

Once the reviewing departments approve the project they will notify the Building Division of their approval. At this time final fees due will be calculated and the project paperwork will be prepared for permit issuance.

Step 5: Fees And Permit Issuance

Once I pay the permit fees, will the permit be issued?

Yes. Once your plans are approved any additional or outstanding permit fees that may apply to the project will need to be paid. Please visit our Fees page for details. Once all required fees are paid, the building permit will be issued.

Step 6: Building Inspections

Once my permit is issued and my construction begins, should I request inspections from the City of Rocklin Building Division?

Yes. Inspections that follow the issuance of the permit are provided to ensure that work completed on your project meets current building health and safety codes and standards. To learn how to schedule an inspection, please visit our Commercial Building Inspection page.

Step 7: Project Completion

Once my project passes its final inspection, is there anything else I need to do?

No. After your final inspection, your project will be considered complete.