Your Source for Hassle-Free Signage Approval in Texas
At SignSmiths of Texas, we understand that navigating the sign permit process and ensuring compliance with local regulations can be a real hassle for businesses. That’s why we’re here to take the stress off your shoulders.
Your signs are a valuable investment, and it’s crucial to feel confident that they meet all the necessary requirements. We’ll dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s to ensure your signage complies with local zoning laws, from permit acquisition to inspection.
Let this general overview work as a guide for what needs to be considered when it comes to sign compliance. We’ve also included a couple of important links to get you started.
Know the Rules Ahead of Time
Before you fall in love with the idea of a specific sign type, placement, size or location, you need to know if it’s even a possibility under local regulations.
Sign codes exist for several reasons. A few of the most important ones are:
- To protect the safety and efficiency of transportation by ensuring that signage isn’t distracting or confusing.
- To preserve both manmade and natural historical, architectural, cultural and aesthetic buildings or areas.
- To protect property values.
- To preserve and enhance the area for both residents and visitors.
The city of Wylie has very specific guidelines when it comes to safety standards, sign placement and generally how businesses are allowed to use any and every type of signage out there. We recommend taking a look at their sign ordinance before you start planning.
Some of what is outlined can be highly subjective, including what constitutes too much sign proliferation and how well a sign integrates with the environment.
Fortunately, we can help you work through some of this through our own vast amount of experience. You can also speak to somebody at the city office about what you’re thinking of doing ahead of time.
The City of Wylie requires permits for signage, and it might be wise to contact them before you start planning too far ahead.
Sign Permits in Texas
Starting and running a business means acquiring many types of permits.
Let SignSmiths of Texas help take some of this annoying hassle off your plate. Sign permits are typically required for relocation, alteration and repairs.
Permits are needed for all types of signs, including awnings, canopy, projecting, menu boards and more. Permit fees will vary depending on the signage installed.
Don’t forget that if your sign uses electricity, that will also require a separate electrical permit.
In general, every permit application has specific requirements that must be met.
- Completed permit application
- Plot plan
- Scaled drawing of the sign
- Drawing of the lot or building indicating sign location
- Electrical plan and load requirements
If work is started without a permit, you would be subject to an investigation and an investigation fee. SignSmiths of Texas can help ensure you are not subjected to this further hassle.
Permits are also revocable if the city finds you are not in compliance with what was stated on the original permit, so it’s important to follow your permit carefully.
Inspections typically occur within 90 days of the permit being issued, so plan accordingly.
Some cities require a ground inspection before the sign is installed, some require it within the next day or so, and some never require an inspection. Every city is different, so make sure to check your city’s requirements here.
Also keep in mind that signs may be subject to an annual inspection by the city, or really anytime that the city sees fit. This is to ensure that the sign continues to comply with local ordinances.
Any violations that occur are subject to a penalty and/or fees. To avoid this, make sure your sign is always maintained and in good working order.
Let Us Help You
Maneuvering the red tape and hassle of yet another permit process for your business is not necessary with SignSmiths of Texas on your side.
Our knowledgeable staff and depth of experience working through the signage approval process mean you have one less thing to worry about.
Request your free quote today!