Sandwich Board Signs - Guidelines and Application Processin Business Updates
Sandwich board signs are a great marketing tool and can be critically important to the visual aesthetics for a business. They are pedestrian-oriented and help move and draw people down the sidewalks and into your storefront, restaurant or office. They also can provide a “cool vibe” for your business and downtown.
It’s also important to maintain the aesthetic standards of these signs to protect the investment made by all downtown businesses and the City of Statesville to keep the sidewalks and streetscape looking their best.
Below is information outlining the City’s sandwich board application and annual renewal process, details on the size requirements, list of materials signs cannot be made of, hours they can be displayed, clearance required on the sidewalks, how many per business and distance between neighboring signs.
We also wanted to remind businesses that DSDC has a sign grant program that can assist in covering a portion of the costs related to sandwich board signs and other types of business signage. Funds are limited so grant funding is based on availability. Click here to download and review the sign grant program.
- A new Sandwich Board Application and proof of renewed insurance liability certificate is required annually to continue to display the sandwich board approved by the city. Click here for Sign Grant Application. Click here for Sign Grant Application.- It is the responsibility of the business owner to submit a Sandwich Board Application, photo of sign, dimensions of sandwich board and the renewed insurance liability certificate to the planning department each year. Contact is Marci Sigmon at [email protected] or 704-878-3578
- First time applicants must have the sandwich board design approved by the Planning Department staff to confirm it meets the sign and material requirements.
The Zoning Ordinance states Sandwich Board Signs:
- Shall not exceed eight (8) square feet and four (4) feet in height
- Each individual business shall have no more than one (1) sign and there must be at least fifteen (15) feet between each sign.
- No sandwich board sign shall block visibility, vehicular or pedestrian at any time.
- The sign must not be permanently affixed to any permanent object, structure or the ground.
- They are to be freestanding, self-supporting and be designed and weighted to prevent overturning.
a. glass, clear acrylic sheeting or breakable materials
b. paper or laminated paper
c. corrugated or hollow core plastics