Apply for a tourist sign

How to apply for a brown tourist sign in Suffolk and check what the application fee is. Find out how much it costs to get a tourist sign created and erected.


There are two costs to pay, your application fee and any additional costs for your sign(s).

Application fee

The application fee is £75 (non-refundable).

Send your completed application and a cheque payable to Suffolk County Council for £75 to:

Suffolk County Council
Safety and Speed Management team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

Additional costs for your sign(s)

You will need to pay additional costs for the design, manufacture, erection and maintenance of your new sign(s). 

There is not a fixed price for this. It will be based on the requirements of the signs that you would like created.

Download the application form

Before you apply

You'll need to provide:

  • plans showing the location of the tourist destination and details of existing and proposed signs
  • sign face drawings of what you would like your sign to show or photographs of an existing tourist sign
  • any other relevant information, for example publicity material relating to your tourist attraction

You can read our guidance notes (PDF, 88KB).

Signs on a trunk road (e.g. A11, A12 or A14)

Any signs on a trunk road in Suffolk will need approval from Highways England.

Signs within a Conservation Area, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or other special environmental area will be subject to an additional environmental audit.

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