Putting up a sign for your business on a busy street in Edmonton may seem like an easy task. But it is not so easy. When you decide to put up signs for your business, there is more to it than just the creation and installation process. Before you go ahead and install your sign, you need to acquire an Edmonton sign permit. A sign permit is a permission granted by the municipal authorities of your selected locality, which allows you to put up your sign only if it complies with the regulations. So how can you successfully get a sign permit for your sign? Here are some tips to help you.
Choose a Reputed Signage Company
Before you start working on your business signage, you need to choose a good signage company. Not every company is compliant when it comes to rules and regulations. When you choose a company which not only designs the signs but also gets the permit for those signs, your burden of applying for the sign permit is decreased. So select a specialist firm in signs and graphics which complies with the Edmonton sign permit.
Decide your Signage
Once you have a good signage company by your side, half your work is done. The signage company will assist you through the whole process. After selecting the signage company, you now need to decide what type and size of sign you want to be put up. Based on the types of signage the permit rules will be applicable. Generally signs such as estate agent sign, garage sale sign, community sign, etc. do not require a permit.
Decide the Location
Once the sign type and size is decided, the location where the sign will be put up needs to be decided. After choosing the location, you need to get the permission of the space owner to put up the sign. This permission and your sign design draft will be a part of the permit application that will be submitted to the local municipality.
Know the Regulations and Codes
A sign permit is granted based on the streetscape regulation and the applicable building codes of the locality. It is advisable to always double check if your sign is compliant with these regulations and codes as non-compliance can lead to rejection of the permit. These regulations are in place to avoid accidents which can happen due to improper signs falling off.
Apply and Be Patient
After you have made sure that the signage draft, the space owner’s permission, and all the codes are followed and mentioned in your application, it’s time to apply for the permit. If you have everything double checked and in place, you need not worry. You need to be a little patient as the procedure takes 7-10 days to get the approval.
Alberta Sign Rentals, will apply for your permit and do the required diligence for you, so you don’t have to worry about it. If you have diligently followed the above-mentioned steps, then your permit should be received without any hindrance.