SARASOTA, Fla. (December 17, 2018) – The Town of Longboat key recently updated their requirement for temporary sign dimensions and eliminated the temporary sign permit process. Official changes in the code will be effective January 9, 2019.

According to a press release from the Town of Longboat Key, the Town Commission adopted Ordinance 2017-03, which amends Town Code, Chapter 156, Sign Code. The changes primarily affect signs categorized as Temporary Signs (e.g. construction signs, real estate signs and political signs, garage sale signs, etc.).

Key changes include:

  1. No longer distinguishing between the types of temporary signs based on their content;
  2. Two types of temporary signs, with separate size requirements are allowed:
    1. One, maximum 1 sq. ft. sized sign will be allowed on a property at any time, for a period not to exceed 6 months.
    2. One, maximum 3 sq. ft. sized sign will be allowed on a property, only when the property is being offered for sale, rent or lease. A 1 sq. ft. informational strip/rider may be attached to this size sign.
  3. Temporary Signs will no longer require a Permit.

These changes are associated with the Town of Longboat Key’s goal of enhancing the quality of life for those who live and visit and foster civic pride.

If you or someone you know sells on Longboat Key, please be sure to share this information.


For additional information, contact:
Planning, Zoning & Building Department Director, Allen Parsons
(941) 316-1966

Town Manager, Tom Harmer
(941) 316-1999