Vital Signs: For planners and local officials who draft, debate and enforce sign ordinances
Posted on June 28, 2022

Glossary of Signage Terms

CoverHow 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 accurate, consistent and easy to understand.

The Sign Research Foundation’s (SRF) new Glossary of Signage Terms includes thousands of definitions of commonly used phrases in the sign & graphics industry, many of which can easily be incorporated into your community’s sign ordinance.

SRF’s new Glossary also includes photos and types of specific sign types, which will further ensure that your sign ordinance properly defines the specific signage terms used in your regulations.


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Price: $29.99

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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