Businesses across Argyll and Bute are being reminded to check whether they need permission to put up advertising signs.
Argyll and Bute Council has produced a new set of guidelines to give clear advice to local firms and residents.
People planning to install new or replacement signs are being urged to check with the council before going ahead.
Policy Lead for Planning, Housing and Regulatory Services, Councillor David Kinniburgh, said: “Signage, whether it’s on a building or a sandwich board on the street, comes under the control of the council.
“While some types of signage may not need permission, in many cases businesses will need to apply for planning consent or pavement licences before going ahead.
“That’s why we have produced this guidance – it’s clear, straightforward advice on the circumstances in which permission is needed, and what’s required when making an application.
“The policy aims to ensure advertising is appropriate, in the right location and has a positive impact on the area.”
The new signage policy can be viewed by logging on to the council website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ldp