Don’t Ignore State Regulations for Signage

Compliance is fundamental in when starting a venture, and as such, it’s essential that you identify all the necessary permits needed for you to start your business. 

In your excitement and zeal to start your new businesses, it’s very easy to ignore the need to have permits and licenses. Sure, acquiring permits and sentences is about as exciting as your visit to a dentist. Nonetheless, failing to start on the right foot by getting these necessities from the onset is among the most common mistakes made by many new entrepreneurs. Failure to comply with local and state regulations for signage is a grave mistake that results in hefty penalties. 

To help you out, here are some standard guidelines (state and local) for signage that businesses need to be conversant with: 

Signage Permit

Signs like permanent signs either on the roadside on buildings, A-frames, are under the control of the state government. Before you can make your step to calling a graphic designer to build you one and install such types of signs to advertise your business, acquire signage permit. 

Off-Premise Signs State Regulations

Signs erected on other premises other than the precise location of the business are known as off-premise signs. One such is the traditional billboards that grace our roads. States usually regulate the size, location, type of lighting, as well as spacing of these signs, especially those erected along (regulated) highways. If you are looking to establish one such sign, you need to acquire an outdoor advertising permit. 

General Regulations (State and Local) On Outdoor Advertising Signage

There are several injunctions which businesses need to keep in mind before they install outdoor signage. Generally, outdoor signage need not:

  1. Be erected without acquisition of relevant signage permits.
  2. Imitate any directional or informational signs such as by using words like STOP or SLOW DOWN.
  3. Incorporate lights which blink, flash, or resemble lights indicating a warning or danger signal.
  4. Obstruct any official traffic device or sign.
  5. Have illumination which is likely to blind travelers’ visions on highways.
  6. Be erected within 100ft. of cemeteries, state forests, public playgrounds or parks. 
  7. Be erected on trees or natural rocks.

When looking to design and install signage for your venture, ensure that you always adhere to all the necessary state (and local) guidelines including the ones mentioned above. What’s more, remember to involve professionals to install your signage. 

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