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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Apply for Issuing, Renewing or Canceling Signage Licenses

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Municipality
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Business Owner
Citizen: Business Owner


This service includes three types of signage licenses, issued by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), which are:

  • Permanent Signage: It is placed on residential buildings for identification purposes.
  • Annual Signage: It is placed on the sides of shops, and it is valid for one year from the issuance date.
  • Temporary Signage: It is used to advertise interim events, such as discounts and special offers, and it is valid from one day to three months.

The service enables the issuance of a signage license for any of the three types, the renewal of annual license for a year after expiry date, and the cancelation in case of annual signage licenses.

Online Instructions

  • Login to the website of MME using the National Authentication System (NAS).
  • Open the e-services page and click on “Signage Services” under Municipalities Services.
  • Fill out the targeted online form entering the details of the applicant, license holder and signage.
  • Attach the required documents and submit the application.
  • Pay appropriate fees.

Additional Information

  • Signage license can be obtained immediately after payment (with the seal of the ministry and the signature of the department head included).
  • In case of license loss or damage, the service enables printing a license copy or delivering it by email to the applicant.
  • It is possible to follow on the requests submitted via the system and search them by the request type and number.
  • The system sends a notification to the applicant via SMSs and emails to check the application status.

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