“Well, what about the signs on the fence? Are they permitted?”
“The owner takes
care of that.”
“I doubt it. Hardly any contractor gets Planning to
review and permit temporary construction signage, and nobody cares unless someone complains
I asked about the signs on the fence in front of the project. Construction fences are permitted by the Building Department along with other permits. So-called wrap-around advertising must be reviewed by the Planning Department. Signs standing independently or hung on fences must be separately permitted, and, if they are real estate advertisements, they must bear permit decals.
“We can have construction signs,” pronounced Mr. Cook.
“They must be permitted. Actually, state law requires your No Trespassing sign to have your
contractor license number on it since it is a form of advertising. Your general sign in the back
has the number on it but not your No Trespassing sign here in front.”
My comment drew a look from Mr. Cook that said, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”
Yet he was cool as a cucumber as he took calls and people came at him from all sides, until, at that very moment, the parking vultures swooped onto the scene, giving him cause to panic for his comrades. Workers on top of the project were whistling the alarm like mad.