State by State

When considering your signage and other display options you have to talk to your local sign shop. Not only are they a great resource when determining what sign to purchase, but they also know the state rules/regulations that go along with your signage. Each state has their own parameters, specific to the area limiting brightness, distances, and a host of other things. Today, since we recently made the switch over to a headquarters in Maine, I figured it would be good to take a look at Maine's specifications (only a handful of them) when it comes to our own LED displays. These regulations are paraphrased and are subject to change depending on your specific municipality and their ordinances. I found the following information online (website listed below), under Transportation Part1 Chapter 21. h/>ine defines an LED/digital display as the following: "Changeable sign" means an on-premises sign created, designed, manufactured or modified in such a way that its message may be electronically, digitally or mechanically altered by the complete substitution or replacement of one display by another on each side." ~ Section 11-A1 11-F. A changeable display can not exceed 25 feet above the adjacent ground level or nearest public traffic center line. 11-B1. A display can be changed no more than once every 20 minutes. 11-B2. Your different slides must change quickly, with no phasing, rolling, scrolling, flashing or blending. 11-H.  Size, illumination intensity, and the displaying of time and temperature must comply with standards set by the Department of Transportation. 11-D. Only one changeable sign with 2 sides is allowed for each public way that provides direct vehicular access to the business, facility or point of interest.  Other ordinances refer to which the types of public access ways your sign can be near and how many signs each business area can have on the premises. The elaboration on each of these and more can be found on: http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/23/title23sec1914.html 1I3A9294-EDIT