A Pylon signs are controversial.These are tall signs on poles. Often these are the first signs put up in In under developed areas, and areas visible from highways. Pylon signs are common for gas stations, malls and shopping centers. As the area develops and grows, these signs are often limited or eliminated. Cities often consider this type of sign a visual form of pollution. Cities are using the zoning laws to change character of the neighborhood. In most Coastal cities these are not permit-able as a new sign. However, they are effective and if you are lucky enough to have an existing (likely older) pylon sign, you have an advertising machine.