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Electronic LED Sign Permits
Is a permit required for electronic signs?
 
Depending on where your business is located a permit may be required to erect a new electronic sign or modify an existing one. We estimate that 90% of all businesses must obtain a permit to lawfully complete the installation of a new electronic sign.
 
In some cases a permit is not required. Most often when a permit is not required the business is located in a very small rural community or outside the city limits.
 
Don't make the mistake of assuming that you do not need a permit to erect your electronic sign. Erecting an electronic sign without a permit could result in unnecessary fines and penalties from both your local and state government.
 
The permit process varies from city to city and state to state. Some cities only require that you fill out a single page form and pay a small permit fee ranging from $15 to $50. Some cities require full site plans of your business location, stamped engineer drawings of the sign structure and fees upwards of $200. Some cities will sign off on your permit immediately where others may have a 30-day review process.
 
Some cities have different requirements for indoor and outdoor LED signs and for color and monochrome LED displays.
 
Some cities may initially deny your application but offer you the ability to obtain your permit through a variance process. Regardless of the situation, iCatch Displays permit department has the necessary experience to quickly and efficiently acquire your electronic sign permit.
 
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