Construction Site Signage Requirements

 
Sidewalk Shed & Construction Fence Requirements

Project sites with construction fences or sidewalk sheds permitted on or after July 1, 2013 must meet signage requirements that emphasize the type of work underway and highlight the project’s contact information. For detailed information regarding compliance requirements at permit renewal, exemptions for one-, two- and three-family projects, and design requirements for demolition projects, see NYC Building Code §3301.9.

Construction Fence Signage Requirements

The new project information panel standardizes the appearance of temporary protective structures and provides important information to the community in a consolidated, uniform sign. Any new building, demolition, excavation and alteration project sites with a construction fence, as required by Building Code § 3301.9.1, must post a project information panel.

The panel design includes a project rendering, elevation drawing of building or zoning diagram of building exterior, a description of the project and anticipated completion date, owner and contractor information, 311 information and the primary Department of Buildings permit.

Demolition sites require a project information panel without a rendering. In addition, one-, two and three-family home projects are not required to post this new information panel.


 

Sidewalk Shed Parapet Panel Requirements
This update also replaces sidewalk shed signage with a new sidewalk shed parapet panel. The sign must include the location’s address and the name of the contractor or owner.


 

Signage to be Removed

Site managers must remove any other construction signage, unless otherwise required by law. For example, while FDNY standpipe signs must remain prominently posted, Buildings permits, contractor signs and 311 information signs must be removed.


 


Permit Renewals & Compliance

Construction Fence Signage: At a site where the project permit was issued or renewed prior to July 1, 2013, existing construction fence signage must be removed and replaced with the new project information panel on the date of the first project permit renewal on/after July 1, 2013.


Sidewalk Shed Parapet Signage:
At a site where the sidewalk shed permit was issued or renewed prior to July 1, 2013, existing signage must be removed and replaced with the new sidewalk shed parapet signs on the date of the first shed permit renewal on/after July 1, 2013.

If the panel contradicts the permit drawings, applicants must submit a post approval-amendment.