Sign, sign everywhere a sign

Town to resume enforcing signage & temporary structure regulations July 1

Beginning July 1, the Town of Wake Forest will resume enforcing signage regulations in accordance with Chapter 11 of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The Town will also resume enforcing regulations related to temporary structures, including patios and outdoor dining areas introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Over the past year, the Town relaxed many of its signage rules to help businesses affected by COVID. In particular, the Town waived permit requirements for temporary signs, so businesses could advertise with banners, flags, and/or sandwich-board/A-frame signs that they were open or hiring or even their delivery and pickup information.

Now that conditions are improving and North Carolina’s pandemic restrictions are being loosened, Town officials are urging businesses to follow the sign permitting process as outlined in Chapter 11 of the UDO. Chapter 11 authorizes “the use of signs whose size, type, and location are compatible with their surroundings; to ensure signs do not become a public hazard, traffic hazard, or nuisance; to preserve the characteristics of each district; and to protect and enhance the overall appearance of the community.”

It also states “it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, move, or replace any sign without first obtaining a sign permit.”

Chapter 15 of the UDO requires businesses that made changes to their site over the past year to either remove them or obtain Town approval. Businesses wishing to make the changes permanent are urged to contact the Planning Department to initiate the approval process. The process typically takes several weeks to complete, so anyone considering making temporary changes permanent is urged to begin the process now.

(Visited 53 times, 1 visits today)
Latest Posts

Charles April Lloyd, 95

Charles April (C. A.) Lloyd passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, November 24, at the age of 95.  C. A. was born on April 1, 1926, in Wake County and was the youngest child of eight born to Mary Magdeline “Maggie” Pearce and Leonidas “Lonnie” David Lloyd, Sr.  He was given the  middle name “April” because he was born on April Fool’s Day which he celebrated […]

0 comments

Paula Louise Therrien, 67

Paula Morin Therrien, June 7, 1954 ~ June 13, 2021 Paula Morin Therrien, 67, of Wake Forest, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a short battle with Metastatic Ovarian Cancer.  She was born on June 7, 1954 in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Evangeline Bluto Morin and Louis P Morin.  She […]

0 comments

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Area Chamber is hosting Wake Forest Works, a Job Fair presented by Wegmans, on Wednesday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre, located at 405 S. Brooks Street in downtown Wake Forest.  “Employers across the board are having difficulty hiring,” explained Corey Hutcherson, VP for the Chamber. “In […]

0 comments

WFFD to host 9/11 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest Fire Department is partnering with The Freedom Flag Foundation to host a 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m. The occasion will take place at Fire Station #1, 420 Elm Ave. Open to the public, the ceremony will include the raising of the Freedom Flag, a display of steel […]

0 comments

Post 187 sponsors Sea Scout ship

From WSJ Staff Reports The Wake Forest American Legion Post 187 Executive Committee approved the Post sponsoring a “Sea Scout” Ship.  Sea Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and are in the eighth grade) through 20. Along with Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing, Sea Scouts provides a […]

0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.