If you own a shopping center or retail location there are many things you have to look out for to make sure that you are up to code. One of the things you have to think about is your parking lot and ensuring that you have proper signage for your parking lot.
One of the most regulated and necessary signs you need are parking spots and signs for accessible parking. When a parking lot re-stripes it is required by ADA to make sure that it is up to status. Your handicap parking spots needs to be in the most accessible and short distance spot to the entrance of the door or to the sidewalk. It needs to have a 96’’ access aisle to accommodate for wheel chairs. The sign needs to be at least 60 inches from the ground in order to be clearly seen by drivers.
One of the signs you want to heavily consider is towing signs. If you are serious about enforcing towing you need to make sure that you have provided the proper signage. Each city is different so be sure to check the laws regarding towing. Most places you have to have the towing sign at each entrance of the parking lot. On the sign there must be the contact information for the towing company and also a statement stating that the towing will be at the cost of the driver.
Depending on building code you might have to have a fire lane. If you do have a fire lane you want to make sure that it is stripped correctly and you have the right signage for the lane.
There are several other signs that you might find helpful for your parking lot including:
If you are looking to get your parking lot re-striped, get bollards put in and get your signage right consider reaching out to us. We are your one stop-shop for parking lot paving, maintenance and repair. Give us a call today!
We do not give out any legal advice, so be sure to check with your cities regulations on what is required for your business.