Surveys and Permits

Site surveys and proper permits play a crucial role in the success of a ORANGE DESIGNS | Sign & Graphic Solutions sign project. These services are essential for gathering accurate information about the site where the signage will be installed. By conducting thorough site surveys, we can assess the location, analyze the environment, determine permit needs and plan the installation process effectively. It also allows us to assist with the general scope of the design, especially in historic or zoned areas where a particular style is needed.

Before building, we research by putting our team on the ground to make sure we understand every vantage point.  With thorough preparation, attention to detail, a working knowledge of the sign codes involved, advanced cranes, and trucks enable us to deliver superior service. We identify potential challenges in the process, so all signs meet the needs of all parties involved.  


The acquisition of the necessary sign permits can be some of the most challenging aspects of a sign project.  Orange Designs has been processing permits since the very beginning and has established relationships with City officials.  We prepare all necessary documents, applications, and drawings.  Our team can easily guide you through the complicated permitting experience!

Site Surveys

One of the key aspects of our site survey is assessing the physical characteristics of the location. This includes measuring the dimensions of the available space, evaluating the terrain, and analyzing any obstructions that might affect the installation. Understanding these aspects allows us to determine the appropriate size, type, and placement of the signage.

Furthermore, site surveys involve an examination of the environmental factors. This includes analyzing the lighting conditions, nearby structures, and any potential hazards that might impact the visibility and durability of the signage. By taking into account the environmental conditions, we can recommend suitable materials, lighting solutions, and installation techniques to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of the sign.

In addition to the physical and environmental considerations, site surveys also involve assessing local regulations and permits. Signage installation is subject to various zoning laws, building codes, and permits that vary from one location to another. A thorough site survey enables us to identify any restrictions or requirements imposed by local authorities. This ensures that the sign complies with all regulations and avoids any legal issues in the future.

During the site survey, we may also evaluate the target audience and the purpose of the signage. Understanding the demographics, traffic patterns, and viewing angles allows them to design a sign that effectively communicates the intended message to the target audience. This could involve considering the font size, color scheme, and positioning of the sign for maximum visibility and impact.

To conduct a comprehensive site survey, we employ various tools and techniques. These may include laser measurement devices, photography, and detailed notes to document all relevant information. Advanced software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs can be used to create accurate renderings and visualizations of the proposed sign installation.

Overall, our site surveys are an indispensable part of the workflow. They provide the necessary groundwork for a successful signage project by ensuring that all aspects of the site are thoroughly evaluated and considered. By conducting thorough site surveys, we can accurately assess the location, analyze the environment, comply with regulations, and design signage that meets the client’s expectations. Ultimately, these surveys contribute to the overall quality, effectiveness, and longevity of the signage.