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The City of Carrollton has a program that permits neighborhood associations to apply for installation of neighborhood identification signs in their respected neighborhoods.

These guidelines detail the requirements and procedures for sign design/approval, sign purchasing/fabrication and sign installation. Your association will be responsible for purchasing the signs from a company of your choice. Public Works approves the sign design only if it complies with all the requirements listed in the guidelines and installs the signs once they have been approved, purchased by your association and delivered to the City of Carrollton.

Please follow the guidelines carefully to ensure that your sign has been approved for installation before ordering and purchasing the signs. For additional information, please contact the Public Works Traffic Operations Division at 972-466-9872.

Design and Fabrication Guidelines

Your neighborhood identification signs may be purchased from a sign fabrication company of your choice. Listed below are several local companies from the phone directory that may produce and sell signs. You may contact one of these companies or any other company of your choice that can produce signs which meet the design specifications.

Sign company
A-1 Sign 972-446-6838
A Sign of Excellence 972-245-1356
Eagle Eye Signs 972-466-2100
Fast Signs 972-418-6779
Pro Tape Signs & Graphics 972-245-0047
Signs and Beyond 972-820-5899
Sign Guys 972-395-0022
Signs-n-More 972-242-5420

  • Have the sign company of your choice design your neighborhood sign following the Sign Design Specifications listed on the following page. The sign company will likely charge you for this design work. The sign design you submit must include the sign color, font, shape, thickness, size and sheeting type. Once your sign design is complete, have the sign company print you a copy of the completed sign design, attach it to your neighborhood sign request form, and send it to Public Works Traffic Operations Division, 2711 Nimitz Lane, Carrollton, Texas 75007 for approval.
  • Traffic Operations Division will review your request and send you verification of the design approval. Traffic Operations Division will also verify how many signs you will need for installation in compliance with the installation guidelines.
  • After receiving approval of your sign request, contact the sign company and order your signs. Your association is responsible for all costs associated with the design and fabrication of your signs. These signs should be picked up by you or delivered to your association after they are fabricated.
  • Once you have received all of your signs, contact Traffic Operations Division to schedule the installation of your neighborhood signs.

Sign Design Specifications

Colors Available

Light Purple - Sign Color    Black - Sign Color    Peach - Sign Color    Blue - Sign Color

Fonts Available (bold)

  • Copperplate Gothic Bold
  • Georgia
  • Goudy Old Style
  • Tahoma

Shape Options
 Shape 1 - Rectangle            Shape 2           Shape 4

Shape 3    Shape 5        Shape 6


Sign subtrate shall be anodized aluminum with a thickness of .08 inche with corners clipped to a 1-inch radius.
Overall height: no greater than 12 inches
Overall length: 18 inches


Shall be Type 1 – Engineering Grade Retro-Reflective sheeting, Type II – Super Engineering Grade Retro-Reflective sheeting or Type III – High Intensity Grade Retro-Reflective sheeting with a manufacturer’s warranty of a minimum of seven years for outdoor use.

Your neighborhood association insignia may be placed in the upper center portion of the sign. No other graphics except the official name of the neighborhood, your association’s insignia and the required border may be placed on the sign.

Each sign shall be double-sided, with the identical legend, insignia, and border placed on both sides of the sign.

Sheeting 1            Sheeting 2

Sheeting 3    Sheeting 4

Sheeting 5        Sheeting 6

Installation Guidelines

  • Neighborhood association identification signs will be installed only within the boundaries of neighborhood associations officially recognized by the City of Carrollton.
  • There are two options regarding the number of signs to be installed within the boundaries of your neighborhood.
    • Option 1: Install Neighborhood Identification signs along the perimeter boundary or
      entrances to your neighborhood, only.
    • Option 2: Install Neighborhood Identification signs at all intersections within the
      boundary of your neighborhood.
    • You will need to select which option your prefer, on the attached request form. The Traffic Operations Division will verify how many identification signs you will need when approving your installation request. The specific locations eligible for installation will be listed on your request once it is approved and returned to you.
  • Identification signs will only be installed on top of existing street name sign assemblies.
  • Once approval has been granted and the signs have been fabricated, you may deliver the signs to the Public Works Department, which is located at 2711 Nimitz Lane between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Installation of your neighborhood identification signs should be completed within 90 working days after the City has received your signs.
  • When any neighborhood identification sign needs replacement due to vandalism, loss, or normal wear, the neighborhood association will be responsible for all associated costs. A new request form will need to be submitted in order to install the replacements. All procedures for fabrication, approval and installation will apply to replacements.

The City of Carrollton reserves the right to remove any neighborhood identification sign, which becomes unsightly. When possible, the neighborhood association will be notified of the removal and the location where the sign may be picked up.

Submit a request to participate in the Neighborhood Identification Sign Program

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Last updated: 6/23/2009 4:52:42 PM