Thursday, April 7, 2022

Signage is one of the most important investments for any business. It represents your overall business, serves your visitors, showing the path to your office and attracts foot traffic on the streets. When deciding on signage, companies sometimes are required to go through a permitting process before the signage can finally be installed and do its function for your business. The rules and regulations for these permits depend on the location the signage will be placed in, but in this blogpost we will talk about the signage regulations in New York City. 

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Whether or not your business actually needs a permit for outdoor signage, depends on the type of sign, size and location. If you are in doubt whether your sign meets legal regulations, you can contact your local signage company and ask them to help you out. Below we will discuss some of the regulations you may or may not be aware of. 

There are regulations regarding size, location, illumination and construction that are not easily managed. The whole permitting process typically needs a couple of weeks and incorporates the New York City Building Code as well as the New York City Zoning Resolution. The New York City Building Code focuses on the practical aspects of the sign, such as the material they are made of and the safety of the sign. 

The New York City Zoning Resolution, as the name already suggests, focuses on the zone or area that the sign will be installed in. This means they regulate the look of the sign and how it affects the overall look of an area. Therefore they are able to restrict the size, height and other details of the sign. 

We are very familiar with both institutions named above and have years of experience with this process. If you are ready to grow your business by investing in a new sign, we would be happy to help you figure out what you can and cannot install in your location.