Frequently Asked Questions
How many tow signs do I need?
The California Vehicle Code requires one sign, at least 17" x 24" in size, at each entrance into a community or parking area to legally tow a vehicle. Additional signs may be posted at the discretion of the HOA or property owner.
What needs to be on a tow sign?
To legally tow a vehicle, a properly placed tow sign, according to the California Vehicle Code, needs type of at least 1" that states:
- a warning that a vehicle may be towed at the vehicle owners expense
- the appropriate California Vehicle Code number
- the phone number of the policing agency for the city in which the property is located
- new legislation, as of 1/1/07, requires the towing company's name and phone number also be posted
What signs are required for a pool area?
The County Board of Health requires the following information for a pool/spa area.
- Illustrated CPR procedures.
- Text, at least 4" in height, that state:
Warning, No Lifeguard on Duty, No Diving, Pool/Spa Capacity, In Emergency Dial 911.
If the sign is to be posted for a spa, the same requirements apply as well as a list of spa warnings which need to be included. Only one sign is needed for a pool area with a spa if the sign is visible from both the pool and the spa. Otherwise a separate sign is required for the spa.
Note: Our full-color custom pool combination signs include HOA pool rules and can be customized with HOA logos. They are made of durable laminated 3M vinyl on aluminum and are color coordinated with pool area trim. Ask a representative for details.
For insurance liability reasons it is also recommended that a sign be posted at each pool gate stating " Keep gate closed at all times". Usually the pool gate sign will also include Hours of operation and some specific copy such as " For residents and their guest only, No glass or pets", etc.
Should I fold up my banner to store it?
No. Always roll your vinyl banner, copy out, when storing or transporting your banner.
What is a PMS color?
The Pantone Matching System is a universal way of identifing a particular color, most often used in the printing industry. A PMS color match identifies a particular percentage of standard color inks (ie., cyan, yellow, magenta and black) to physically mix together for a specific color.