The motive behind my question was to find out if there were any cases where the sign was not Listed but was- "approved by special permission."
The reason for a sidewalk inspection in my jurisdiction would be to assure that it's Listed before it is installed. We all know that a sign company can't label a sign in the field per UL guidelines.
Another reason would be for inspection of workmanship and code compliance with Article 600 NEC.
Riding in a bucket is okay when you are inspecting a field installed outline lighting sign but IMHO a box sign or raceway mounted sign should get a sidewalk inspection.
As for "special permission" - in lieu of "Listed" it ain't gonna happen on my watch.
[This message has been edited by George Little (edited 02-11-2005).]