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Fireworks stands require permits from DOB; we will be processing applications through July 3, 2024. New applicants should view this form and follow the outlined steps, while returning applicants should follow the instructions laid out in this form. For any questions, please Contact DOB.

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Special Sign Permit

Permit Description

Special signs are authorized by the District of Columbia Council for specific locations. (32 total locations authorized). A permit is needed for copy changes and changing locations.

Submission Requirements

  1. For copy changes, pictures of the new image can be provided for review and approval.
  2. Location changes require architectural plans showing dimensions of the sign, how it will be supported and mounted.
    1. A map with the current location of the sign and the new location will be required to ensure the change is within an authorized location.

Application Process

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