Thursday, April 20, 2006

Do Flags and Banners Require Work Permits?

Q: Is DOB Approval required to hang a banner or a flag on an existing or new flagpole? How are flags and banners treated?

A: A flag or banner is a Sign, and requires a DOB Sign application and compliance with the non-illuminated sign provisions of Zoning. If both sides of the flag are identical, then the area does not need to be counted twice. If a new Flagpole is proposed, this shall be filed under a separate application from the Sign, with structural connection details. Flagpoles may project across the front property line up to 2' within the curb, and shall be a minimum of 15' above the street level. Flags on Community Facility buldings which represent such facility are permitted without area limitation.