How to apply for a political signage permit?

If you do not already have a Portal Account, please Create/Activate one. Refer to the FAQ, “Create and Activate a Portal Account”  Portal FAQs

It is recommended that you gather the completed required submittal documents prior to submitting your application online. The application may be found on the Village Website under Departments/Building Services/Building Forms/Building Permit Application. 

NOTE: since it is required to live in the Village to run for Village Council, you may retrieve your Property Record Card from the Monroe County Property Appraiser website.

Use the “Sign In” link to access your Portal Account. Input your Email Address and Password, click Log In

Sign In

Under Building Department, select “Apply for a Building Permit”.

Select Permit

Choose the application type, “Political Signage”, from the drop down box.

The nature of the work being done will auto-populate, “Political Signs”.

Insert “Political Candidate – Your Name” in the description of work field.

Choose the construction type, “Government”, from the drop down box.

The area of work (sqft) is not applicable so leave that field blank.

Input $62.00 in the total valuation field.

Click Next Step: Work Items.

1 Description and Type

In the “Search for address” field, input 1 Village Way. The system will find the address and suggest the Islamorada address. Select the Islamorada Address. The “location you have selected” will autofill.

2 Location

Click Next Step: Contacts.

Your Contact information will auto-populate on the Contacts page so just click Next Step: Upload Files.

3 Contacts

Click the “Browse” button on the Permit Application line item. Find where you saved your completed Permit Application, double click it, and the document will attach to the submittal. Repeat this process for the Property Record Card.

Click Next Step; Review & Submit

4 Submittals

Review and Submit your application by typing your name into the Agreement Signature box, type what is displayed in the CAPTCHA in the box just below it, click “Submit Application”.


A confirmation page will appear. You may pay the application fee at this time. Click the “Pay Fees Online” button.

5 Submitted

Review the payment information and click the “Make Payment” button.

6 Make Payment

You will be brought to our 3rd party payment vendor page.

The system will auto-fill your Payee Information and Billing Address. Please confirm all information presented matches what your bank has on file for your payment method. NOTE: these fields are editable if changes are needed.

The Credit/Debit payment method is expanded by default. Should you prefer to pay using a Check, simply expand the ACH/Check section. NOTE: the convenience fee for using a credit card is 3.5% of the total fee ($2.17) while the convenience fee for using a check is a flat fee of $0.75.

CAUTION: when inputting any/all payment information, do NOT use any spaces, slashes, or dashes!

Click Submit.

First Data

The confirmation page has a “Print this Receipt” button. Clicking this button does NOT display the entire receipt. It is best to use the Continue button and view the document under the Documents and Images section found at the very bottom of the Permit Application Status page.


A Printable receipt is found under the Documents & Images section.


Your application is now complete and will be processed by the Village Clerk.

Go ahead and Sign Out of the portal.

22 Sign Out

NOTE: Once your application is processed, a Permit Card will appear under the Document and Images section of your application summary page. Just log into your Portal Account, click the "My Items" link, expand the "My Permit Applications" section.

IMPORTANT: change the filter from “Show Active” to “Show Inactive” (as the application is now Closed)

7 My Items

Now click on the Reference Number of the application, scroll to the very bottom, and find the document under the Documents and Images section. Clicking the document will create a PDF which will appear at the bottom left corner of your screen. Once downloaded, you may open it to view and/or print the document.

Pic 16 Permit Card

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1. Why register for CityView Portal?
2. How to create and activate a portal account?
3. How to register for contractor license? (Required to do work in the Village)
4. How to renew contractor license? (Required Annually)
5. How to renew your planning applications? (Vacation Rental, Dog Friendly Restaurant, A-Frame Sign)
6. How to add a contact to an existing application?
7. How to link portal accounts?
8. Why can't I find my Building Permit or Planning Application?
9. Where can I find forms?
10. How to electronically sign and notarize forms and documents?
11. How to submit a building permit application?
12. How to submit a planning application?
13. How to file a code enforcement complaint?
14. How to apply for a political signage permit?
15. How to save your application to complete at a later time?
16. How to pay fees on an existing application?
17. How do I obtain my Permit Card?
18. How to request annual fire inspection? (Commercial Buildings)
19. How to request a fire & life safety inspection? (Vacation Rentals)
20. How to request a building inspection?
21. How to cancel an inspection request?
22. How to submit corrections or additional documents?
23. How to upload documents?
24. How to add a contact to an electronically submitted application?
25. How to submit a revision to a building permit application?
26. How to request a permit extension?
27. How to renew an expired permit?
28. How do I use a mobile device to submit via portal?