Temporary Signs


The City of Brea offers several options for the placement of temporary signs on private and public (city right of way) property.

Private Property

A 30-day and a 45-day display permit are available. No more than two of each type of permit may be granted within a one year period and a separation of at least 60 days must occur between permits. Specific standards for these signs are contained within section 20.28.090 of the City Code. The cost for this permit is $85.

City Right of Way

Temporary sign placement upon city owned light poles is available, subject to specific location, design, and installation standards for such signs. One 45-day permit is available per year. Specific standards for these signs can be found within section 12.04.030.B of the City Code. The cost for this permit is $150 deposit fee.

Prohibited Temporary Signs

City policy regarding temporary signs prohibits large inflatable (e.g. roof top) type installations, as well as moving or rotating signs such as sign dancers / spinners. Additional specifics on prohibited signs may be found within section 20.28.240 of the City Code.

An application form for applying for a temporary sign permit is available online. Questions may be directed to the Planning Division, which may be reached at 714-990-7674.