Storefront Sign Requirements

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Non-illuminated signs that are six (6) square feet in total area or less, or those that are painted on an exterior wall, do not need a permit, but they must comply with the local zoning regulations for signs. Signs greater than six (6) square feet in total area must be approved by the Department of Buildings (DOB), and comply with the local zoning regulations for signs. A registered architect, licensed engineer, or in some instances, a licensed sign hanger, must submit plans. Permit fees are based on the percentage of the estimated cost of the job. Please contact the Department of Buildings for more information.

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NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Manhattan Borough Office
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 393-2614
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Storefront Signs
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/contact-us.page

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Bronx Borough Office
1932 Arthur Ave, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 960-4710
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Storefront Signs
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/contact-us.page

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Brooklyn Borough Office
210 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 802-3675
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Storefront Signs
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/contact-us.page

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Queens Borough Office
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Phone: (718) 286-7620
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Storefront Signs
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/contact-us.page

NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)
Staten Island Borough Office
10 Richmond Terrace, Borough Hall, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 420-5400
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Storefront Signs
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/contact-us.page

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