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Temporary Single Exhibition Event Signs
Community Development Department
Temporary Event Signs

14000 City Center Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Ph: (909) 364-2740
Fax: (909) 364-2795

Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Temporary Single Exhibition Event Signs (Signs) in the public right-of-way (ROW) must obtain a permit through the City of Chino Hills Community Development Department prior to placement.  The regulations took effect on May 24, 2018.  A press release was distributed as part of the outreach effort to inform the public. (Please note: Political and yard sale signs are excluded from this process. Refer to CHMC Section 16.38.046 for political signs and Section 5.04.330 for yard sale signs.)

Exhibition Event is defined as a specific time when members of the public are invited to a private residential property within the City of Chino Hills for the purpose of socializing, viewing and/or engaging in sale or lease transactions, including, without limitation, events such as a real estate open house, holiday open house or similar activity. 



Signs shall be placed only in the landscaped portion of the public street parkway, and shall be prohibited in public ROW medians, tree wells, sidewalks or any other location where the City determines the sign may cause a safety hazard or interfere with vehicular or pedestrian movement including, but not limited to, the movement and accessibility of persons with disabilities.

Signs must be attached to a wire, wood or similar post, or A-frame and placed securely in the ground on a landscaped or other permeable ground surface of the public street parkway. Placement by any other manner or on light poles, utility poles, fire hydrants, permanent signs or sign poles, or any other public equipment or facility is prohibited.

Click here to view sample parkway area. 


Signs cannot be within fifty (50) feet of the corners at the following intersections:

1.         Grand Avenue & Boys Republic Drive

2.         Carbon Canyon Road & Canyon Hills

3.         Soquel Canyon Parkway & Pomona Rincon Road

4.         Chino Hills Parkway & Pipeline Avenue

5.         Carbon Canyon Road & Chino Hills Parkway

6.         Grand Avenue & Peyton Drive

7.         Soquel Canyon Parkway & Butterfield Ranch Road

8.         Peyton Drive & Eucalyptus Avenue

9.         Chino Hills Parkway & Peyton Drive

10.       Chino Avenue & Peyton Drive

11.       Chino Hills Parkway & Chino Hills Marketplace

12.       Grand Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway

13.       Chino Hills Parkway and Ramona

14.       Butterfield Ranch Road and Shady View/SR71 off ramp


Identical signs must be spaced a minimum of 100 feet apart.


The maximum sign area for each sign shall not exceed four (4) square feet. The maximum height for each sign shall not exceed four (4) square feet. For double-sided signs, only the area of one side shall be counted toward the maximum area allowed.


The maximum number of signs is fifteen (15) per event.


Signs in the public ROW shall only be displayed on during the event and only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, observed Memorial Day and observed Veterans Day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.


There is no fee for Temporary Single Exhibition Event Sign permits.

PROCESS (2 Steps)

Step 1:
Prior to the submittal of an application for sign permits within the public ROW the applicant must first register with the Community Development Department via the City’s website. Once registered, the applicant will receive a registration number that must be provided during the sign permit process. The applicant registration is valid for a period of one year from the date the registration is complete. 

Click here to register as an applicant.

Step 2:
Sign permits can be obtained by submitting an application through the Community Development website. Applicants shall apply for sign permits a minimum of four (4) working days prior to the event. Any application received after 3:00 p.m. will be processed the following working day. The sign permits are valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance and must comply with all other regulations for single exhibition event signs. 

Click here to apply for a sign permit. 

Please note: The registration and sign permit process will create public documents which are subject to posting on the City's website.


The permit must be adhered to the face of each sign. Alternately, the applicant may display his/her business card in place of the permit provided the business card contains the applicant's name, contact phone number, location of the event, and permit number. 


Please click here to view Ordinance No. 326.