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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:

  • $2,100 for a single-sided marker (same text on the front and back sides)
  • $2,420 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 a small-matching historic preservation grant from the Division to defray half the cost of the marker. However, markers must be approved before you can apply for a matching grant. If you plan on applying for a grant, you can not order your marker until the funds from the grant have been dispersed. 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 [email protected].

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 Hart
State Historical Marker Coordinator
[email protected] 

Division of Historical Resources
Bureau of Historic Preservation
R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 416
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250