For many business owners, the idea of securing appropriate sign permits and learning local zoning laws can be intimidating. Depending on where you live, there are numerous applications and forms that must be properly filled out and filed in order for the signs to gain approval.
Although ordinances restricting size, location, and lighting of signs vary from city to city, there are 4 universal points to keep in mind when working to obtain a permit.
- The municipality in which you live defines most sign specifications such as square footage, height, type of lighting, placement on the wall, etc. Since this varies from place to place, finding out the regulations of your city will take some research. The team at Image Group can assist in discovering the specific conditions of your district.
- Time frames are highly important. If a business owner has a specific date of when he or she would like a sign installed, many elements must be carefully coordinated beginning with the approval of your sign permit. Project managers at Image Group excel in communication and proactively oversee each project through to completion. This includes interfacing with all stakeholders to guarantee that all aspects of your permit are addressed.
- Understanding the specific steps needed to gather the proper documentation is vital. Without understanding entitlements and steps, then the documentation is almost void.
- Once these steps are understood, gathering the proper documentation and filling out forms correctly are key in guaranteeing a successful and swift sign install. Commonly requested items include the site plan for your building, scaled drawings, the value of the sign(s), building elevations, and a landlord permission letter. Our team’s years of experience navigating the unique legal requirements ensure that all of the necessary paperwork will be completed.
Working to learn the details of sign permits is a time-consuming undertaking. Managing building codes, zoning ordinances, variance hearings, and architectural design review boards is an overwhelming prospect for anyone. Luckily, we at Image Group can handle it all. Contact our team to take the first steps towards obtaining sign permits for your business or to ask any questions you might have about the process.