Sign Code Update

The City of Surprise is in the process of amending City Code Chapter 113, which deals with signs. The update aims to balance business needs with aesthetics, while meeting the requirements of law, and staff is currently seeking public input.

PDF FileRead the proposed changes to the Sign Code

View the Sign Code Resource Flyer

Sign Code Resource Flyer
 

Public Meetings



 Date  Time  Location
 March 7 - City Council Regular Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise City Hall – City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
 March 8 - Public Input Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Avenue
 March 15 - Public Input Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise City Hall - Community Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
 March 22 - Public Input Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise City Hall - Community Room, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
 March 29 - Public Input Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise Regional Library, 16089 N. Bullard Avenue
 April 20 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise City Hall – City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
 May 4 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting  6 p.m.  Surprise City Hall – City Council Chambers, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza


Following the public meetings, the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission will hear the matter at a public hearing tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2017 and forward their recommendation to the City Council. Staff anticipates reviewing revised language with the City Council at the June 20, 2017 workshop, with the final draft to the City Council tentatively later in the summer.

Public comments may be submitted through the July City Council Meeting, but are preferred by April 30, 2017.

For questions regarding the update to the sign code, please contact Robert Kuhfuss at robert.kuhfuss@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.3137.

How to offer input:


  • Join city staff for one of the public input meetings listed above
  • Submit written comments:
    • By Mail:
      Robert H. Kuhfuss, AICP, City of Surprise Community Development Department
      16000 Civic Center Plaza,
      Surprise, AZ 85374
    • By Email: robert.kuhfuss@surpriseaz.gov
    • Online: via the text box below