Sign Permit Process

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The Permit Process
One of the many marketing related services we’ve offered our  customers is the turnkey sign package. From design to fabrication to installation, we do it all. Whether you’re rehabbing a multi-family property or need to create more visibility for your storefront business, ADG has you covered start to finish. But before we get into the interesting part of design and fabrication we first have to delve into a lesser known part of the process: The Sign Permit.

If you are erecting a sign, you must obtain a sign permit. What is required to get that permit depends on several factors. First we determine what city your sign will be in. Then we make sure your sign really is in that city – you’d be surprised how often it isn’t. Once we’ve determined what municipality is responsible for permitting the sign, we review their sign code and its requirements. Sometimes it’s all spelled out succinctly and can be done via email. Sometimes it requires a visit in person to speak with an inspector, sketches in hand. Occasionally we’re required to submit property documents that predate the current owners of the property and those must be tracked down. There are times when the only logical place to put the sign is the one place you aren’t allowed to put it. And once all the application documents are completed, submitted and paid for…..we wait.

You get the idea. There are many variables and no two projects – or municipalities – are alike. While “City Permits” looks like a simple line item on any sign proposal, there is a considerable amount of work that goes into procuring that permit. And that’s what we’re here for. To take the burden off the client and get the project done right, start to finish.

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