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The City of West Allis reviews and approves signage within the city to preserve its beauty and unique character; to protect property values; and, to promote a healthy and properly designed business environment.

Application and Review Procedure
Applicants interested in adding or modifying signage on their property should submit the following to the Department of Development for review:

  • Completed Sign Application 
  • $100 Plan Review fee + Sign Permit Fee
  • One (1) set of scaled plans, indicating the design, square footage and placement of proposed signage

The Department of Development will review the proposal for conformance with the City's sign code, as it pertains to area, placement and design.

Upon obtaining approval from the Department of Development, applicantions are forwarded to the Department of Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services for the issuance of Sign Permit(s). 

Signs projecting over or onto the public right-of-way may also require a minor grant of privilege or major grant of privilege.

The permitted size, quantity and design components vary depending on property type, lot size and tenant frontage. The following guidelines have been prepared to assist the development of signage applications. 

Complete details of the City's sign code may be found within Chapter 13 of the West Allis Municipal Code in sections 13.21 and 13.215 (Downtown).

Planning and Zoning Division
City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 220
West Allis, WI 53214
Map & Directions

(414) 302-8460
Fax: (414) 302-8401 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

City Planning & Zoning
Steven J. Schaer, AICP
(414) 302-8466 

Katie Bennett
(414) 302-8463

Jill Gregoire
(414) 302-8469 

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