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Permits and Regulations for Signage in Arizona

William (Bill) Hayes

Permits and Regulations for Signage in Arizona

Eye-catching signage is crucial for Arizonabusinesses, but before your dazzling design hits the streets, ensure you navigate the permit and regulation landscape. At Signdealz, we understand the complexities of getting your sign legally displayed, so let's simplify the process:


1. State vs. Local

Arizona has statewide regulations for off-premise signs, but on-premise signs fall under individual city or town ordinances.

  • Off-premise sign codes: Contact the Arizona Department of Transportation(ADOT) for permits and size limitations. Remember, on-premise signs advertising your own business are exempt from ADOT regulations.

  • On-premise sign codes: Check with your local municipality's planning and development department. Each city/town has its own zoning codes dictating sign size, placement, design, and permitting requirements.

2. Know Your Sign Type

Different signage categories have specific sign requirements and rules.

  • Wall signs: Mounted directly on a building.

  • Projecting signs: Extend outward from a building.

  • Window signs: Attached to or displayed within windows.

  • Freestanding signs: Stand alone on the ground.

  • Temporary signs: Used for short-term promotions or events.

3. Permit Pointers

  • Application fees: Expect fees associated with permit applications, often varying by sign type and size.

  • Design review: Some municipalities require design approval before issuing permits.

  • Inspections: Prepare for inspections to ensure your sign complies with regulations.

  • Renewal: Remember, permits often expire and require renewal.

4. Partner with the Pros

Navigating these regulations can be a challenge. Consider partnering with Signdealz for expert guidance. We'll help you:

  • Identify applicable regulations: We understand the complex legalities across Arizona.

  • Secure permits: Our team navigates the application process efficiently.

  • Design compliant signage: We create signs that adhere to local ordinances.

  • Ensure smooth installation: We partner with licensed professionals for worry-free placement.

Remember: Signage plays a vital role in your business success, but non-compliance can lead to fines and removal. By understanding the permit and regulation landscape, you can ensure your message shines brightly and legally! Work with our project managers at Signdealz and we will guide you through the permit process!

Bill Hayes CEO Signdealz



William (Bill) Hayes
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William (Bill) Hayes

William (Bill) Hayes, with over 20 years of experience, is deeply committed to assisting small and medium-sized businesses in developing effective B2B advertising strategies. His expertise primarily focuses on integrating on-premise signage solutions with traditional advertising methods. At Signdealz, Hayes leads the charge in innovating advertising tactics aimed at SMEs, concentrating on generating efficient, lead-producing mechanisms that outperform competitors in both immediacy and cost-effectiveness. He spends much of his time working directly with small business owners, guiding them in evaluating locations, advertising strategies, and the necessary systems to attract customers to physical sites. Utilizing a tested network of partners, Hayes plays a crucial role in facilitating the nationwide distribution of signage, underscoring his dedication to enhancing the visibility and growth of businesses across various sectors.

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