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Signage should be permanent and clearly indicate that the restroom is open to all genders, including but not limited to:
View approved Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signs.
Please reach out to the Office of Fire Safety, Construction Department, or the Health Department if you require clarification on signage.
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Municipal inspectors or officials (Fire Safety, Construction, Health) may inspect for compliance with this ordinance. A complaint from a member of the public or an employee may prompt such inspection.
If during the inspection, a lack of compliance is found, the inspector will provide verbal or written warning addressing how to achieve compliance within 30 calendar days. You will be able to email pictures to the responsible municipal official/department during that time period to demonstrate compliance.
Under section 1-6(a), violators can be punished by a fine not to exceed $2,000, or imprisonment up to a maximum of ninety days, or community service up to a maximum of ninety days. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
If a business cannot post its branded/specially-made sign prior to that date, the business must post interim appropriate signage. Need a temporary sign? Download our postcard (PDF).
A covered entity or place of public accommodation may obtain a waiver from these requirements if it documents in writing, to construction officials’ satisfaction, that compliance with this section would violate or conflict with the State plumbing code or other duly adopted State law.