Permits and Irvine Signs

Difficulty with Irvine Signs?

We often hear people complain about the strictness of Irvine Signs. The City of Irvine

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maintains a reputation for strict municipal code when it comes to Irvine signs—that is true. However, one thing we do like about Irvine signs is that the City is very clear about their sign code so therefore it is easy to know what is acceptable and what is not.

The city encourages property managers to develop sign plans for their properties. These plans can be developed by Sign Clemente as a set of instructions showing tenants what kind of Irvine signs they may display. Once the city approves the sign plan, it can be added as an addendum to the tenant’s lease agreement. This practice makes rules around allowable Irvine signs crystal clear.

Nothing is much more frustrating than going back and forth with property managers, tenants and the city trying to establish what kind, what size and placement of Irvine Signs. A solid reading of the city’s sign codes and establishing a clearly written sign plan for a property is key to saving time and frustration when planning Irvine Signs.

Sign Clemente has developed many sign plans for Irvine signs and can create one for your property as well.

Securing Permits for Irvine Signs

What is also key is a clear set of plans when submitting for a permit for your Irvine signs. The city needs to see how the Irvine signs will be placed on the building, with dimensions of the sign. They need to see the length of the building’s frontage and how far the sign will be from any building edge. Why? Because normally, the square footage allowed is one square foot to every one foot of frontage when sizing Irvine signs. Plus, the city will want the sign to be no closer to a building edge than ½ the length of the tallest letter.

More Paperwork for Irvine Signs

The city also wants to see how the sign will be mounted and if it is among electric Irvine signs, then they will need to see a wiring diagram. A site plan is also required, showing a bird’s eye view of your building and the placement of your Irvine signs.

Here is a little something about the City of Irvine’s own sign plan:

How Irvine Implemented Sign Management to MUTCD Compliance Ahead

The City of Irvine has successfully implemented a sign management system for Irvine signs in 2010. This intelligent infrastructure management system was used to achieve MUTCD compliance for the City’s 27000 Irvine signs a year ahead of the January 2012 …

Publish Date: 01/19/2011 13:02

If this all sounds daunting, remember that Sign Clemente is here to help with all your Irvine signs whether you need a permit or not.


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