Learn about your local signage regulations before installing signage on your commercial property. You may feel the urge to create and install signage anywhere you want, but you must seek planning permission to verify the signage does not pose a threat to public safety.


Below are the top things business owners should know about local signage regulations.

Location is a Factor

Planning regulations typically implement signage requirements based on location. For instance, outdoor signage has several more restrictions due to the potential environmental impact and harm to the general public.

The rule of thumb is that no toxic materials can exist in your outdoor signage. Secondly, your signage cannot cover or mask any critical public safety signage, such as road signs, aircraft signs, or waterway signs. Keep your business signage far away from public signage.

Get Permission from the Property Owner

To install commercial signage on someone else’s property, you must seek their permission first.

Do not assume you can freely stick signs in the ground around your neighbourhood without any legal issues. Property owners must give permission, or you could be fined for violating their property rights.

Learn More

Do you have questions about the local signage regulations governing your business? Call Hardy Signs at 01283 569 102 to learn more about these regulations and how our signage products can ensure you stay compliant with the law while promoting your business.

If you purchase our bespoke signage design and installation services, we can seek out planning permission on your behalf to ensure your business complies with the law.