Example of a temporary ground sign.
Example of a temporary ground sign.
The following information is meant to serve as a summary of the sign regulations within the City of Princeton.  Please contact City Hall at 763-389-2040 with any questions or for more detailed information.

Permanent - Wall or Freestanding Signs

A permit is required prior to the installation of a new sign and/or updating of an existing sign.  New freestanding signs require review by the Planning Commission.

Temporary & Portable Ground Signs

Temporary and portable ground signs (commemorating a special event, business anniversary, grand opening, and other promotions) require a Temporary Sign Permit prior to placement. 

Sandwich Board Signs

Sandwich board signs are allowed without a permit, provided these guidelines are met:
  • Only one sign per establishment per street frontage.
  • Sign shall be located immediately in front of the establishment advertised.
  • Size:  No more than 4 feet high; each face shall not exceed 6 square feet; and base of the sign shall not exceed 2 ft by 2 ft.
  • Only allowed during the operating hours of the establishment.
  • Shall be located perpendicular to and abutting the back of the curb.
  • Shall not be located closer than 10 feet from any street or alley corner.
  • Clear space on the sidewalk shall be maintained for pedestrians.
  • Signs must be securely anchored.
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