Denver Approves Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs

Denver Businesses Have Until April 30, 2018 To Post The New Required Signage

Stonehouse Signs Unisex Gender Neutral Bathroom SignsDenver business owners and property managers, take note – the Denver City Council unanimously approved a new amendment to the Denver Building Code just before the new year regarding bathroom signs. The change requires all single-stall restrooms, including family and assisted-use restrooms, have signs that designate them as gender-neutral restrooms. This applies to all new and existing restroom facilities, meaning some business owners may need to purchase new gender neutral bathroom signs to comply with the changes in the building code. Business owners and property managers with existing single-stall restrooms have until April 30, 2018 to post the new signage.

When deciding on the building code change, city council members recognized many Denver businesses have already made the switch to gender-neutral signs as a convenience for their customers. The announcement from the Mayor’s office also stated the change “will provide more options for those who are transgender, caregivers of the elderly and disabled, parents of small children, and customers who should not have to wait in line when there is an empty single-stall restroom available.”

Denver joins a number of other cities that passed laws in recent years expanding gender-neutral restroom availability, including New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington D.C. The Governor of California also signed a bill this year to make all single-stall bathrooms in the state gender neutral. In Denver, the building code does not require a specific phrase or graphic on the sign, it just requires the sign “clearly indicates that the facility is open for use by all genders.”

If you need new restroom signs to comply your city or state’s regulations, Stonehouse Signs offers Gender Neutral Bathroom Signs, plus other Restroom Signs, to help you meet compliance. For more information, or to speak with an Account Manager, contact Stonehouse Signs today.  

Since its founding in 1863, Stonehouse Signs has produced high-quality visual communications solutions for various industries and the government. The company specializes in custom products for safety, information and accident prevention, and manufactures a full line of safety signs and facility signssafety tags, vinyl safety decals, and custom magnetic whiteboards designed for extended outdoor life, harsh environments and demanding applications. For more information contact Stonehouse Signs today.

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