Work In Progress Required Signs

The NYC DOB has required and recommended signs for construction companies in New York. Brooklyn Signs has created hundreds of these signs, and is familiar with both the laws and regulations that the Department of Buildings requires, and has everything you need to create signs that meet those needs. Rush orders available.

NYC Construction Job Site Sign Makers

In the field of constructions, signs are critical. They’re used for safety. They’re used to share information to those that may need to be informed of your work. In many cases, the signs themselves are so important that they are required by the NYC Department of Buildings.

Brooklyn Signs has long been familiar with the DOB sign requirements in NYC, as well as those in other cities and states. We are able to create the demolition signs, “Work Area Ahead” signs, and other types of displays that are needed both for liability purposes and regulatory purposes. Start your order today by calling us at (718) 252-7575, or by filling out our online form.

Examples of Our DOB Signs

What Are The Necessary DOB Signs?

The New York City Department of Building (NYC DOB) requires specific types of signs to be placed at each construction site. For example, before even starting construction, every contractor must put up a Work in Progress Signs - sometimes called a WIP Sign - on any side facing the street (corner lots require at least 2 signs). There are also many other types of DOB signs, including:

  • Hard Hat Area Sign
  • Building Construction Signs
  • Construction Regulation Signs
Many warning signs are required depending on the project, and some signs may not be specifically required by the DOB, but are still important safety signs for both legal and ethical reasons. Many construction companies consult the list of OSHA construction signs that are used on these types of projects to get a better idea of the signs needed. At Brooklyn Signs, we have several decades of experience with construction signs and can also direct you to those that you need.
We offer several different materials for these safety signs, including:

Metal signs are fire retardant, which is often important for construction projects. Customization is possible, but DOB signs must have certain heights of the letters, readability, and specific colors (for example, a specific blue PMS color for the Work in Progress sign.

Because of our experience in the field, we can help you design these DOB signs so that they match New York City requirements.

Benefits of DOB Signs from Brooklyn Signs

Brooklyn Signs, as a full-service sign manufacturer, is available to assist with DOB signs, OSHA construction regulation signs, fence signs, and others. We also create marketing and advertising signs, but in the world of construction, we’re aware of the requirements and challenges that contractors face. It’s why our signs are made with features that include:

FR Rated Durable Aluminum

Anti-Graffiti an UV Protective Coating

Optional Reflective Material (for Safety Signs)

We are also able to offer rush orders, and have the ability to come and install or deliver the signs in most of the NY and NJ area for those contractors that are too busy to send someone to pick the sign up.

Why Construction Contractors Choose Brooklyn Signs

Fast Turnaround

All of our signs are available with a fast turnaround to get to you in time for your construction project. We also have rush orders available and delivery if needed.


Brooklyn Signs is a licensed and insured sign maker, so you can trust that your sign is being crafted with care and with the level of quality needed to meet your construction needs.

Full Service

We have sign design services, sign fabrication services, sign installation services, and more, so any sign you need – including other signs beyond DOB signs – we can create it.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for NYC DOB Signs

Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Jersey City, Staten Island, and more, Brooklyn Signs is available to assist you with any sign related need. Our DOB signs are all designed exactly as the law requires, and we can help with design in case you need help managing the project.

Let Brooklyn Signs help you with your construction signs today. Give us a call to get started.

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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.