How to comply with CA's new "Gender Neutral Restroom" regulations

Posted by Sam Hooshmand on

As of March 1st, 2017, all single user restrooms in public buildings, as well as retail and commercial establishments in California must display gender neutral signage. This means that the traditional men's and women's restroom signs are now obsolete, and must be replaced with two new signs - one for the wall outside the restroom, and one for the door. While this may seem like a daunting task, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will outline everything you need to know about California's new gender neutral restroom regulations.


First, let's take a look at the new signage requirements. As mentioned above, all single user restrooms must now have two signs - one for the wall and one for the door. The wall sign must be at least 6 inches by 9 inches, and must feature the international symbol of accessibility. The door sign must be 12" Radius Circle with Triangle, affixed to the door so that it is readily visible . Both signs must be printed in English and must use easy-to-read sans serif font (such as Arial or Helvetica).


Now that we know what the new signage requirements are, let's take a look at how to comply with them. If you're responsible for a public, retail, or commercial building in California, you'll need to make sure that all of your single user restrooms are equipped with the new signs. This may mean replacing your existing signage, or simply adding new signs to comply with the new regulations.


If you need help finding gender neutral restroom signs that meet the new California requirements, we can help. Our team specializes in ADA compliant signage, and we have a wide selection of gender neutral signs to choose from. We can even create custom signs to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or shop our online store for easy ordering. Thanks for reading!

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