- Sign Permit Guide -
There is no need to be intimidated about getting a sign permit for your commercial business sign. The easiest way to start is to Google "sign permit (insert your location)" and contact the planning department. Remember some Municipalities also require you to go through the building department as well. Even if the City Municipality does not require a permit the county may, so be sure to check with them as well. It´s not as difficult as it seems and we´re always available to help, just give us a call.
Most leases for retail / commercial space have a sign addendum that provides very general landlord guidelines for signage. The sign addendum will also tell you whether or not the landlord must approve the sign before it is ordered or installed.
The municipality defines most sign specifications; i.e., square footage, height, type of lighting, placement on the wall, etc. Every municipality is slightly different so some amount of research is usually required.
Pay close attention to time frames. If you want your sign in place on a specific date you need to make certain that permitting can be done and the sign fabricated by that date.