By law, nearly all signs in New York City require permits. Most property owners know this much. However, there are dozens of additional rules and regulations that govern various types of signs. Landlords and business owners in the five boroughs are often not familiar with these more specific, technical requirements.
Owners who violate these regulations receive violations with hefty price tags from NYC Department of Buildings. Just one misstep by an unknowing landlord or tenant can cost thousands in violation penalties.