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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.
Sign permitting refers to obtaining official municipal approval before installing new signage. This review process aims to:
Permitting ensures sign investments enhance rather than detract from communities. And that branding efforts don’t conflict with public interests.
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.
While timeframes and complexities range across regions, the permitting workflow typically includes:
We expedite this process for clients by leveraging longstanding municipal relationships. Our permit experts handle everything from designing compliant signs to correctly completing applications.
Sign permits are predominantly denied for three reasons:
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.
Should your permitting application face initial denial, first carefully review the decision letter to pinpoint non-compliant aspects. Common next actions include:
Lean on us as allies if challenges surface. We’ll leverage our expertise to resolve issues and advance approvals.
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:
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.