Signs in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

The information you need will depend on what site the sign is located on. What is the jurisdiction? What is the zoning district? Is the sign on the ground or is it attached to a structure? Certain circumstances will also affect the regulations that apply - Special Use zoning, Conditional Use approvals, Historic zoning and Overlays, etc. Unless specifically stated otherwise, all signs require a permit.

Not sure what the correct jurisdiction is? You can look up addresses in the Forsyth County Geo-data Explorer (new window).

Signs illegally placed in the Right-of-Way:

Signs placed illegally will result in fines.

Right-of-way-description of Winston-Salem sign ordinances [pdf/2.48mb/2p]

Right-of-way graphic description

If you need more help or information, please contact Customer Service at (336) 727-2624.

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