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Sign Permitting Service

Simplifying the Sign Permitting Process

Installing new signage often represents a major investment for businesses – one that visualizes your brand identity to the world. But before spectacular signs can grace storefronts, understanding the crucial permitting process is essential.

Navigating codes, zoning laws, and municipal approvals introduces complexities that can bewilder novice sign buyers. Yet permitting exists primarily to ensure public safety and community standards are upheld. When armed with the right insights from sign specialists, securing consent can be straightforward.

Below we’ll walk through the most common questions surrounding sign permitting – demystifying the protocols that pave the way for eye-catching branding.

What is sign permitting and why is it necessary?

Sign permitting refers to obtaining official municipal approval before installing new signage. This review process aims to:

  • Ensure structural safety and integrity
  • Maintain cohesive neighborhood aesthetics
  • Adhere to zoning regulations and visibility standards
  • Preserve access and traffic sight lines

Permitting ensures sign investments enhance rather than detract from communities. And that branding efforts don’t conflict with public interests.

How do I know if my sign requires a permit?

In general, most permanent outdoor commercial signs and larger indoor signs need permits. This includes illuminated, projecting, pylon, and monument signs. Even temporary signage like banners might require authorization depending on size and display duration.

The specifics for your area can be researched through your local zoning department. Industry professionals like Leaderboard Signs also possess comprehensive knowledge of hyper-local codes that we’re happy to explain.

What’s involved in the standard permitting process?

While timeframes and complexities range across regions, the permitting workflow typically includes:

  • Researching relevant zoning laws and size constraints
  • Designing signs fully compliant with regulations
  • Submitting applications with dimensioned drawings and site plans
  • Securing approval after multi-departmental reviews
  • Paying permit fees based on sign specifics
  • Displaying authorization onsite during installation

We expedite this process for clients by leveraging longstanding municipal relationships. Our permit experts handle everything from designing compliant signs to correctly completing applications.

What circumstances commonly lead to permitting denials?

Sign permits are predominantly denied for three reasons:

  1. Proposed designs violate size, height, or placement ordinances
  2. Safety issues like blocked sight lines are identified
  3. Submitted applications lack required details

We help clients avoid these missteps through comprehensive research and precision drafting. If denials still occur, we revise designs and resubmit applications until approvals are secured.

What should I do if my sign permit application is denied?

Should your permitting application face initial denial, first carefully review the decision letter to pinpoint non-compliant aspects. Common next actions include:

  • Revising sign specs to meet outlined zoning requirements
  • Consulting local authorities to clarify ambiguities
  • Resubmitting applications with necessary adjustments
  • Appealing rulings if regulations seem unjustly applied

Lean on us as allies if challenges surface. We’ll leverage our expertise to resolve issues and advance approvals.

Why Choose Leaderboard Signs for Permitting Guidance?

Leaderboard Signs has actively partnered with Texas municipalities reviewing countless sign applications. This hard-won experience offers clients 4 key advantages securing permitting approvals including:

  1. Granular Understanding of Hyper-Local Requirements: Sign codes shift city to city here. Our history navigating these nuances across Texas’ communities makes compliance second nature.
  2. Accelerated Applications Through Government Relationships: We liaise using first-name basis with many zoning officials expediting reviews. Signs progress, from proposal to permitted, faster through our networked stewardship.
  3. Precision Application Completion: Utilizing past approved submissions as templates ensures we expertly fulfill all informational requirements the first round. Preventing easily avoided denials through sloppy applications.
  4. Collaborative Design Iteration: Our sign designers loosely sketch compliant concepts first, then tweak to align with feedback until consensus is reached. This drives approvals rapidly without sacrificing design identity.

When investing in impactful signage symbolizing your organization’s next chapter, properly permitted designs ensure branding and community thrive in unity. Trust our dedication to usher applications decisively through review.

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