Codes & Permits
Limitations on the over-all size, height, and/or area of an exterior sign are typically set by district, city, county and other local codes and can vary. Some factors that can contribute to these restrictions are the square-footage of the building facade, length of the frontage, the number of tenants that can occupy the building, and whether or not your business is located in a scenic district. These factors can also contribute to the overall number of allowable signs and their proximity to one another. We will review any necessary codes during the design phase to ensure that your sign complies with all requirements.
Similar to exterior signs, there are regulations that govern interior signs. These are typically Federal and State codes that may be amended by local governments. These types of signs are commonly referred to as ADA signs, Life Safety signs, or code signs. If your project requires any of these types of signs, they will be designed to comply with these regulations.
Most exterior signs (free-standing monuments, building mounted signs, etc.) require a permit to be installed.
We will typically handle the permitting process for our clients as most applications will require specific documentation that we will prepare and submit for approval as well as an Electrical Signage Contractor license. If you do have a valid permit for your project, we will still be more that happy to work with you.
The permitting process can take as little as 3-4 weeks but can last much longer depending on the scope and location of the project. Permit applications require approved design drawings and may require engineering as well.