New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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1. Before any permit is issued, a sign permit application shall be filed with the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits, together with three (3) sets of drawings, and/or specifications (one (1) to be returned to the applicant) as may be necessary to fully advise and acquaint the Director with the location, construction, materials, manner of illumination, securing or fastening, and the number of signs applied for. The wording of the sign or advertisement to be carried on the sign shall also be included in the application, except in the case of signs where the copy or advertising is a changeable message sign and where such wording or advertising is not needed in computing the area of the sign.
2. All signs which are electrically illuminated require a separate electrical permit and inspection. The application for a sign permit for the erection of a sign with electrical wiring and connections shall be submitted to the Chief Electrical Inspector. The Chief Electrical Inspector will examine the plans and specifications to determine compliance with the electrical code as a condition of granting the sign permit.