Sign Hanger License

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A Sign Hanger License is required to request a construction permit for or to perform sign hanging and attaching work in New York City. Two types of licenses are issued: Master Sign Hanger and Special Sign Hanger.

A Master Sign Hanger License is required to request a construction permit for to or perform sign hanging and attaching work in New York City. This requirement applies to all signs, regardless of size and weight.

A Special Sign Hanger License is required to request a construction permit for or to perform sign hanging and attaching work in New York City. This applies to any sign on the outside of any building and any sign as large as 150 square feet face area or 1200 pounds.

Please contact the Department of Buildings for more information.


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NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Licensing Division
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2259
licensingdob@buildings.nyc.gov
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Licensing Unit.
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/buildings

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