Chicago Sign Permit Amnesty Program
By: Ken McNeeley
The City of Chicago is offering a voluntary compliance period ending October 2010. This amnesty period will allow existing businesses that do not have the proper permits for their existing signs, canopies, awnings, marquees or banners to apply through the Department of Buildings and/or Public Way Use Permits at no cost. If you have a sign, canopy, awning, marquee or banner that is not properly permitted and you apply for all the proper permits during the amnesty the City of Chicago will waive all the permit fees. Permitting these will also help avoid any future fines and violations.
Burnham Nationwide, Inc. offers building owners and businesses assistance with obtaining the necessary paperwork and municipal approvals to get your signs, canopies, awnings, marquees or banners in compliance with the City of Chicago. If you have an existing sign, canopy, awning, marquee or banner and would like to learn more about our services and how we can help, please visit our website at www.burnhamnationwide.com or call our help desk at (312)407-7990.