Obtaining Building Permits For Signs “What You Need To Know”

Do you need a sign for your business? Not sure what your local Broward County or Palm Beach County municipality will allow or permit at your location?

Most exterior signage requires a permit. In South Florida, the municipal code and permit process are particularly rigorous. This is due to strict regulations requiring all signage to meet the wind calculation codes that protect our communities against the hazards of tropical storms. In addition, our towns and cities have size restrictions, and set back requirements that have been issued to keep signage aesthetically pleasing.

Each town, and municipality has its own set of rules and these rules are often complex and confusing to the lay person.  For example, signage size limitations on Deerfield Beach building signs are calculated as a function of the length of the storefront. The larger the store front length, the larger your sign can be. Pompano Beach building signs , on the other hand, have size limitations that are calculated as a function of the overall size (height X width) of the store façade. Confused? Certain temporary signs such as yard sale, real estate, political or window graphics may or may not require a permit, or may or may or not be permissible at all. Even more confused? How far back can a free standing sign be placed off of the property line? That depends on the city and, in some cases, it even depends on which zoning district within the city the property falls. We often kid that you need a PHD in Signage to figure it all out! But it is not far from the truth!

SignARama Deerfield Beach is fully licensed and insured in all Broward County and Palm Beach County municipalities. Many sign companies are not. We are fully schooled on the nuances of the code and work closely with you to determine to the best of our ability whether your sign complies before it is submitted to the city. This helps avoid unnecessary delays. In addition, we work to expediently move your project along. Sign permitting is a multi-step process involving sign construction and elevation sketches, sealed engineered drawings, property owner and municipal approvals, fees, scheduling, and final inspections. In addition some municipalities require attendance at a Community Appearance Board meeting where volunteers will evaluate your application purely on the aesthetics of your sign. Since there are so many steps involved, choosing an inexperienced sign company can cause the process can drag on longer than anticipated resulting in extra to cost to you in time and money.

Avoid potential problems, delays and fines by having your sign made by the experts at Signarama Deerfield Beach. We will take the confusion out of the process and handle your permit every step of the way. Our experience can help insure that your proposal will meet likely approval upon arrival at the building department. We know how important your sign is to your business so we will permit, build, install, and get it up and running as quickly as possible.

Conveniently located on Powerline Road just south of SW 10th Street on the west side of the road, SIGNARAMA Deerfield proudly serves businesses in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, as well as many other communities throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

For more information, please call SIGNARAMA Deerfield today @ 954-428-7446.
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