Like most permanent signs, all storefront sign designs in Baltimore, Maryland must comply with the design standards detailed in the Code of Ordinances. Today’s post explains the importance of following these sign standards, both to protect our communities and save business owners money, and shares 4 prohibited sign designs to avoid at all costs.
Read on or call 410-877-6011 to speak with a storefront sign design specialist straight away.
While sign ordinances might sometimes seem excessively bureaucratic, they play an important role in keeping communities safe and preserving Baltimore’s distinct character.
In the November 19th, 2018 amendments to the City of Baltimore’s sign code, the city council described the “purposes and intent of the enactment” of their storefront sign design standards as follows:
You can find the full list under section 17-101(c) of the Baltimore Code of Ordinances. But if these reasons don’t sway you, just remember: non-compliance costs you. Not only will you potentially have to pay a fine, but you’ll also need to cover the costs of a redesign. Much better to begin your design fully apprised of all relevant sign design standards, so you can avoid the cost of backtracking and get it right from the start.
That’s where we come in. Even if you have a finished design in-hand, or a strong design vision in mind, it’s a good idea to confer with our storefront sign design specialists to make sure it’s within the law. The following list of prohibited storefront sign designs should help get you started, and then we’re only a phone call away!
Baltimore Signs and Graphics is a leading provider of custom storefront sign solutions for businesses big-and-small throughout Mays Chapel, Overlea, Essex, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, and all the surrounding areas. We also specialize in Maryland sign ordinances, offering support with your sign applications and permits, and guaranteeing 100% bylaw compliance for all storefront sign designs and installations.
Not a Baltimore, Maryland local? Not a problem—remote storefront sign design services are available, and we ship our finished signs all across the country.
Call 410-877-6011 or visit the Baltimore Signs and Graphics Contact Page to book a free consultation and get a same-day quote on your custom storefront sign design.
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