Municipal sign code
The Town of Castle Rock is committed to sustaining a high quality of life as a family friendly and safe community. The purpose of the Municipal sign code is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Town residents by regulating the design, construction, size, location and installation of signs.
The Town recognizes that signs are a necessary means of visual communication for the public and that businesses, services, and other entities, have the right to identify themselves with signs. Signs are considered an accessory and are incidental to the uses on the premises where they are posted.
The Town also recognizes the public's right to be protected against the visual conflict that results from an unrestricted increase of signage. Additionally, the code ensures that signs are compatible with adjacent land uses and consider the total visual environment of the community.
Select from the following tabs for more information about the sign application process and signage requirements.
The following types of temporary signs are permitted with a Temporary Sign Permit:
- Subdivisions, developments, or construction
Read the Town Municipal Code as it pertains to temporary signs here.
To apply for a temporary sign permit, download the Temporary Sign Application (PDF) and submit it through the eTRAKit Development Portal.
The Town of Castle Rock Municipal Code allows one sandwich board in the public right of way per organization.
Sandwich boards are:
- Allowed during daylight hours only (no illumination)
- Permitted during hours that the organization is physically occupying the building where the board is placed
- Not to exceed 4 feet in height and 8 square feet
- Does not create a safety hazard for pedestrians or motorists
- Cannot block the view of pedestrian crossings or intersections
- Maintains a minimum of four (4) feet clear sidewalk width
- Cannot block building entrances or exits
Political signs may only be displayed on private property with property owner approval.
Signs advertising political candidates or ballot initiatives are not allowed to be posted in the public right of way. Political signs on power poles, traffic signal poles, in medians or in the tree lawn between the street and sidewalk are prohibited.
For more information, reference the Political and campaign signs section within the Town Municipal Code.
Download the Political Signs pamphlet (PDF).
To help foster a sense of pride and to reduce clutter, the Town is asking for your cooperation by NOT placing any signs in public right of ways.
Placement of signs in public right of way are prohibited at all times, including temporary garage sales, open houses signs, commercial businesses, pop-up sales, etc. Signs in the public right of way will be removed and disposed.
Placement of these signs only permitted on private property with permission by the property owner.
Read the Municipal Code section describing the type of signs prohibited within Town boundaries.
Sign plaza structures assist the public to locate home builders, subdivisions and developments.
Town Council can approve a special permit for a revocable license agreement to install off-site signs in the public right of way.
Interstate 25 is vital to the Castle Rock community. As development along the corridor continues, it's important that the community have a unified vision for the visual appearance of signs.
A study occurred in 2014 engaging residents and business owners in dialogue to develop aesthetic guidelines for signs along I-25.
The I-25 Sign Plan (PDF) is not law, but rather a tool for developers and property owners to use and understand the sign design elements that are compatible with the community's vision for the corridor.
The following link to the Town Municipal Code lists the permanent signs that are permitted only in the Downtown Overlay District. The purpose of these unique options are to encourage a distinctive and creative environment in a designated area. These types of signs are subject to all other codes and regulations.
Read the Signs in Downtown Overlay District located in the Town's Municipal Code.
Electronic message signs may display commercial messages for businesses, products, or services offered on the premises.
The illumination or brightness must conform to Chapter 19-04-054 of the Town Municipal Code.
To apply for a sign permit, download the Sign Permit Application (PDF) and submit it to the eTRAKiT Development Portal.
If you are in need of a temporary sign permit, please see the information on the Temporary Signs tab located on this page.