III. Manufacturing & Installation

Application Process Part 3

Marker Costs

The costs of manufacturing and installing the marker are the responsibility of the marker sponsor.

Once the marker application is approved by the Marker Council and the text has been finalized, the State Historical Marker Coordinator will order the marker from the manufacturer. The manufacturer will bill the applicant for the marker after it is manufactured.

The current marker costs are:

  • $2,230 for a single-sided marker (same text on the front and back sides)
  • $2,550 for a double-sided marker (different text on the front and back sides)

Both prices include the sign, post, and shipping. Costs may change, so be sure to verify current costs when your text is finalized.

Marker production usually takes 6–8 weeks after the finalized text is submitted to the manufacturer. Markers must be shipped to a business address.

Marker Grants

Applicants may apply for matching historic preservation grants from the Division to defray half the cost of the marker. However, markers must be approved before you can apply for a matching grant. For more information, contact the Bureau of Historic Preservation's Grants section at 800.847.7278, visit the Historic Preservation Grants Program web page or email bhpgrants@dos.myflorida.com.

Marker Installation

The applicant is responsible for installing the marker. For questions regarding marker installation, contact the marker manufacturer, Sewah Studios.

For More Information

Michael Zimny
State Historical Marker Coordinator
850.245.6333
michael.zimny@dos.myflorida.com

Division of Historical Resources
Bureau of Historic Preservation
R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 422
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250