Required HPD Signs

For property managers in NYC, HPD signs are an essential part of building maintenance. The NYC Housing Preservation and Development Program (HPD) has specific standards for building signage that building owners must meet to avoid fines and penalties. At Brooklyn Signs, we can provide the necessary HPD signs quickly and conveniently to keep your building up to code.

HPD Signs - Commercial Building Management Signs in NYC

In order to meet NYC building code, the New York City Housing Preservation and Development Program (HPD) requires registered dwellings in the city to display specific signs to meet the program’s requirements. Property owners with a property containing 3 or more residential units or those not residing in the managed property must display the required signs. These signs help tenants and emergency responders in the case of a disaster, as well as satisfy tenant rights requirements.

Brooklyn Signs has worked with many homes and commercial buildings registered as HPD properties and we can produce any of the required DOB signs. With our experience, we can make the process of ordering and installing signage at your property easy and convenient. Give us a call today at (718) 252-7575 to let us know what signs you need.

Examples of Our HPD Signs

What Are HPD Signs

Different dwellings can require different NYC Building Department (DOB) signs, so it is important to work with HPD to determine which signs are needed for your building, as well as the requirements for each sign. Brooklyn Signs can also assist in determining your specific needs. The common HPD signs we offer include:
  • Smoke Detector Sign

    This sign confirms the presence of a smoke detector in the building and should be placed near the mailboxes.

  • Carbon Monoxide Sign
  • Property owners place this sign to indicate that there is a carbon monoxide detector on the premises. This sign can be combined with the smoke detector sign

  • Gas Leak Notice Sign
  • A sign should inform tenants what to do in case of a gas leak in the building. A gas leak sign can be combined with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors signage.

  • Fire Safety Notice
  • In case of fire, this sign indicates a safe exit plan. It should be in an easy to find location.

  • Disaster Response Sign
  • For emergencies, a sign should indicate phone numbers and necessary information for tenants to contact.

  • Maximum Occupancy Sign
  • HPD buildings use a sign to indicate the maximum number of people who can be in the building at any time per fire code.

  • Floor Number Sign
  • A sign should visibly indicate the floor number on every floor for easy navigation.

  • HPD Building Serial Number Sign
  • Your HPD registration number must be on display at all times.

  • HPD Boiler Room Sign
  • This sign directs emergency works to the boiler room. It can be used in combination with the boiler room keys sign

  • Boiler Room Keys Sign
  • In case of emergency, this sign lets people know who holds the keys to the boiler room and their contact information.

  • Janitor Name Sign
  • HDP properties are required to have janitor or superintendent contact information readily available.

  • Housing Information Guide Sign
  • Some properties must display a sign letting tenants know how to review their rights.

  • Tenant Screening Notice Sign
  • To protect tenant rights, a notice outlines any screening processes and relevant contact information.

  • Interruption of Services Notice
  • If there will be a planned interruption in services, property managers are required to place a sign in advance.

  • Safe Constructions Bill of Rights
  • Building managers must post the Safe Construction Bill of Rights in qualifying properties.

  • NYC DOB Subdivision Sign
  • Properties may be required to display a NYC Department of Buildings subdivision sign to tenants.

In general, each of these signs must meet specific technical requirements, so customization is limited. We offer templates to ensure your signs are in compliance with HPD. We do offer the following options to create the right sign for your building:

  • Materials
  • HPD signs are commonly made from acrylic, aluminum composite, styrene, or PVC. Certain signs like Fire Safety Notices should be crafted from fireproof material.

  • Sizing
  • Depending on the sign, dimensions are usually 3” x 12”, 3” x 6”, 8.5” x 11”, and 10” x 11”. In some cases, custom sizing is available.

  • Materials
  • HPD signs are commonly made from acrylic, aluminum composite, styrene, or PVC. Certain signs like Fire Safety Notices should be crafted from fireproof material.

  • Colors
  • Signs are available in black, white, silver, and red.

  • Finishes
  • To match the appearance of your building, signs can be finished either matte or glossy.

These are standard characteristics for HPD signs. However, if your building must meet certain requirements, we can work with you to create the appropriate signage for compliancy with HPD. We’re also familiar with HPD law violations and required building signage in NYC to help us find you the signs you need.

Benefits of an HPD Signs

The proper HPD signs are a requirement for many residential buildings in NYC and HPD will perform occasional checks to make sure signs are properly displayed in your property. Property managers missing signs can face fines. HPD signs from Brooklyn Signs make it easy keep your property up to code and offer the following benefits:

Meets HPD Standards

Our available templates meet requirements set for by HPD and NYC building codes and we can work with you on any specific technical requirements for your signs.

Easy to Install

These signs can be easily installed by the property manager or handyman. We can also add tape to the backs of your signs so they can be mounted on the wall without tools. If you do need help with installation, we are available to provide it.

Durable and High-Quality

To keep your signs looking nice and in compliance year over year, we use quality metal or acrylics. This means less effort on your part to ensure your signs are maintained and legible throughout their use.

When it comes to compliancy signs, convenience and quality are key. Brooklyn Signs makes it easy to order whichever building information signs and fire safety signs you need both online and over the phone.

The proper HPD signs are a requirement for many residential buildings in NYC and HPD will perform occasional checks to make sure signs are properly displayed in your property. Property managers missing signs can face fines. HPD signs from Brooklyn Signs make it easy keep your property up to code and offer the following benefits:


Located in the heart of Brooklyn in NYC, we have worked with many property managers of HPD buildings to provide the necessary signage. We are familiar with the requirements of the DOB and can assist you with your signage needs.

Fast Service

All of our fabrication is done in house by our technicians and on our machinery, allowing us to offer turnaround times in as little as 1 to 3 days.


Because of our efficiency and in house services, we are able to offer all of our signs at lower prices than other local companies.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for HPD Signs

Whatever your sign needs, Brooklyn Signs can work with you to create a sign that matches it and is built to last. We have created every type of HPD sign and worked with customers in NYC for decades. Our experience and commitment to quality is unmatched. In addition to HPD signs, we are able to craft any signage your building might need. Give us a call today to discuss your property, or to start your property management sign order.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.