When considering exterior building signage, whether for you new location, new business venture or even replacing existing outdoor signage, the place to start is your city’s code restrictions. You can have a wish list, even dreams of seeing your name in lights high across the sky, but investigate first to see just what is allowed. You may have to scale back a little or you may be surprised to find you can go bigger, or higher than you thought. It’s best to know before you start creating your exterior building or property sign package, and certainly before you pay for something you can’t use. Each city and sometimes each property manager or landlord may have it’s own set of codes or restrictions. The experts at Premier Signs of Tampa have had lots of experience providing outdoor building and property signage throughout the Tampa Bay area, that not only satisfies our clients, but the codes and restrictions of each individual business location as well. Of course, the sign code changes from time to time so check back as you define your need.
If you are looking to build a business, or relocate your business to Zephyrhills, Florida, for example, Premier Signs has the city’s latest codes:
(1) Regulations for ground signs. Ground signs shall be allowed in nonresidential districts, provided the following specific regulations are met, in addition to the general regulations stated above:
(a) One ground sign is permitted for each parcel having frontage on a public street. If a parcel has public street frontage in excess of 300 feet, one additional ground sign shall be permitted for each additional 300 feet of public street frontage.
(b) The maximum allowable sign structure area for each ground sign shall not exceed one square foot of sign structure area for each lineal foot of frontage along the street the sign faces or 210 square feet in sign structure area, whichever is less.
(c) No ground sign shall exceed 11 feet in height, except as specified below.
(d) If a parcel is entitled to more than one sign as allowed above and is a multiple occupancy parcel, then all allowable ground signs may be combined into a single ground sign not to exceed 300 square feet in sign structure area. Such a combined sign may not exceed 15 feet in height. The combined sign may be divided into two signs, if the frontage of the parcel exceeds 1,500 feet. The total area of the combined signs shall not exceed 300 square feet in sign structure area and the height of each sign shall not exceed 15 feet.
(e) Ground signs shall be placed no closer than 300 feet apart on the same parcel.
(f) All ground signs shall be set back five feet from the right-of-way line and 20 feet from the intersection of the rights-of-way, except when ground signs are located on one-way streets the setback from the intersection may be 15 feet so long as the sign does not interfere with the clear site triangle.
(2) Regulations for wall signs. Wall signs shall be allowed in nonresidential districts provided the following specific regulations are met, in addition to the general regulations stated above:
(a) The maximum allowable sign structure area for wall signage shall not exceed one and a half square feet per linear foot of establishment frontage, excluding parking garages, facing a public street. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the maximum total sign structure area shall not exceed 150 square feet for each frontage.
(b) One projecting sign may be substituted for each wall sign, provided that the sign structure area of the projecting sign shall not exceed the maximum allowable sign structure area of the wall sign that the projecting sign replaces.
(c) Wall signs shall not project beyond the roof line or side walls of the establishment to which the wall sign is attached, nor shall the wall sign project more than 12 inches out from the wall to which it is attached.
(d) One wall sign shall be permitted for each establishment in a multiple-occupancy parcel. Establishments located at a corner shall be allowed one wall sign for each side of the establishment that faces a public street.
(3) Regulations for projecting signs. Projecting signs shall be allowed in nonresidential districts, provided the following specific regulations are met, in addition to the general regulations stated above:
(a) Projecting signs may be substituted for the permitted wall sign referenced above, provided that the sign structure area of the projecting sign is not greater than the maximum sign structure area permitted for a wall.
(b) Projecting signs shall not project more than four feet from the building wall to which the projecting sign is attached.
(c) Projecting signs shall not be located above the roofline of the building nor more than 18 feet above the grade of the street, whichever is less.
(d) The supporting hardware of a projecting sign shall not be visible from the street or sidewalk.
(e) Projecting signs shall not be constructed in violation of the public space encroachment limitations specified in this section.
(f) Projecting signs shall not be erected closer than ten feet from an interior lot line or an adjacent establishment.
(g) Projecting signs which project over any public or private pedestrian way shall be elevated a minimum of nine feet above such pedestrian way. Projecting signs which project over any public or private street shall be elevated a minimum of 15 feet above such street.
Once you know the parameters that you will be working with for your individual business location, contact Premier Signs of Tampa and get started on that wish list. Get the perfect exterior building sign package customized just for you, including exterior wall signs, monument or pole signs, window and door signage. And you don’t have to stop there, because Premier Signs can take care of all your interior signs from your lobby and beyond.
Call 813-914-7006 today or email firstname.lastname@example.org. and see your business name in LED lights!