Special Provision Sign Districts (SPSD)
The purpose of the Special Provision Sign District (SPSD) is to establish a geographic area where standard sign regulations are modified to be more restrictive, or in some cases more lenient, than what the normal provisions for signs in the Dallas Development Code allow. The established geographic areas need to have a unique character and special development potential. Special regulations are then required to enhance, preserve, and develop the character, quality, and property values of the designated areas.
In SPSD's a Certificate of Appropriateness (CA) must be obtained prior to the issuance of a sign permit. Applications are submitted at Building Inspection at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center, 320 E. Jefferson Boulevard Dallas, TX 75203, and are reviewed by the Department of Planning and Urban Design. If the application meets certain conditions, it is reviewed and approved or denied by the Director of Planning and Urban Design (e.g. if sign area is 50 sq. ft. or less). If the sign does not meet these conditions, the Special Sign District Advisory Committee (SSDAC) or Arts District Sign Advisory Committee (ADSAC) will review the application and make a recommendation to the City Plan Commission.
For information concerning the SPSD process contact Jennifer Munoz by phone at (972) 926-3691 or by email at
For information concerning applying for a Certificate of
Appropriateness for a property located within a SPSD please contact Jason Pool
at (214) 671-1768 or by email at email@example.com.
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