Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances

Content-Neutral Sign Codes After Reed and Austin

New Resource from the Sign Research Foundation

Many communities struggle to regulate signs in a way that is as content-neutral as possible. Following on the heels of two recent U.S. Supreme Court...

SRF Presents: Signs of Equity (Webinar)

Did you know that local sign ordinances can advance or deter the idea of social equity in your community? For example, in Brooklyn, NY, "Old School" large lettering and repetition generates a sense...

Clallam County, WA Requests Guidance on Electronic Message Centers

The Planning Commission in Clallam County, Washington recently invited ISA's James Carpentier to talk about how to effectively regulate digital signs.

Glossary of Signage Terms

How does your community define what a “Sign” is? Or the hundreds of other important terms that come into play when it comes to regulating signs? A good sign ordinance includes definitions that are...

Want to Learn About Sign Codes?

Since 2011, nearly 8,000 planners and local officials have received training on developing effective and enforceable sign regulations from ISA’s on-staff experts. Eligible planners earned CM credits...

ISA Planning for Sign Code SuccessTM
David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs | @signcodeguy

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Sign Code Assistance, Education and Training

Is your community considering revising its sign code? Or are you looking for education and training for an upcoming APA meeting?

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The International Sign Association (ISA) has helped hundreds of cities across the country develop modern, effective and enforceable sign codes.

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