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Sign Permits

WHEN IS A SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION NECESSARY?

A Sign Permit for a permanent sign is required before any exterior sign is installed, as defined by the City Sign Bylaws (where the sign is going to be erected), . This requirement applies to all types of signs, including free standing, wall-mounted, and marquee signs. Illuminated signs require both sign and electrical permits.

WHAT IS THE PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS?

Sign Permit applications are reviewed by City's Building Division zoning staff; this review takes approximately three weeks. After staff approval, a Sign Permit is issued along with a sign tag (not necessarily) which is to be attached to the sign itself. The following information is necessary to process the permit application:

size (area) and dimension of the sign

location of the sign on the property or building (site plan required)

copy of the sign text

photographs of the property indicating where the sign is to be located.

Elevation drawings

How the sign is going to be attached to the wall/ground

A mandatory inspection may be required too.

 

WHAT WILL THE COST BE?

The total fee for each sign located in most of the cities/towns are dependant on the area of the sign. We charge the actual fee charged by the city.

To cover up the gas and the cost of a person involved in the permit application process, there is a nominal fee charged by Signs outlet.

 

FOR HOW LONG IS SIGN PERMIT VALID?

Usually a Sign Permit for a permanent sign is valid for the life of the sign, provided that the sign remains in the location approved with the permit.

WHAT IS SIGN VARIANCE ?

When the sign is different than as depicted in the bylaws, then a sign variance is needed. it takes upto two months to get the variance from any city/town. We have the team of experts who can do the variance application to the city.