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In a seminal study by the International Sign Association, which analyzed survey responses from more than 100,000 consumers, nearly half (49.7%) of respondents indicated that they had failed to find a business they intended to visit because the signage was too small, unclear, or poorly placed.
Imagine investing in quality sign design and manufacturing, only to be foiled by improper placement!
Onsite surveys help maximize the returns on your business sign investment. It ensures your sign is clearly visible and legible to your target audiences from multiple angles of approach and allows us to identify locations for additional signs if needed. Depending on your product needs we will conduct onsite surveys to ensure work is done right the first time.
“It is unlawful for any person to post, display, structurally alter, install, or erect a sign in the city without first having obtained a sign permit,” states Section 24-212 of the Gaithersburg Code of Ordinances.
Outside of a small list of exemptions, all business signs require permits. If your business sign installation calls for electrification or substantial building modification, additional permits may be required.
Furthermore, most business sign designs must meet the Standards for specific sign types detailed in Section 24-210B, which details requirements for lighting, sizing, copy, and graphic elements.
Failure to obtain the necessary sign permits, or meet Gaithersburg’s standards for design, lighting, and installation, could result in fines and misdemeanor charges, along with the removal of the sign at the owner’s expense, as per Section 24-212A.
This might all seem a little overwhelming, but don’t worry—with the Rockville Sign Company on your side, sign code compliance is easy. Not only do we have expert knowledge of the design standards stipulated in the Code of Ordinances, but we also provide full support with the sign permitting process. In this way, you never have to worry about costly penalties or redesign costs, and your project is never delayed.
The Rockville Sign Company provides onsite surveys and permitting services for businesses throughout Gaithersburg, Maryland and all the surrounding areas, including: