A sign is any device, fixture, placard or structure that uses any color, form, graphic, illumination, symbol or writing to advertise, announce the purpose of or identify the purpose of a person or entity, or to communicate information of any kind to the public.
(Well, that’s the technical definition. In other words, a sign is something you put outside to tell people something, with or without the use of words!)
There are many different types of signs with various shapes, locations and messages, but they can generally be grouped in the following types:
Ground Pole Signs
A ground pole sign is a sign which is supported by one or more poles, uprights or braces in or upon the ground, which are not a part of a building.
A wall sign is a sign which is attached to, and/or affixed to, the face of a building or structure. A wall sign can not extend more than 24″ from the face of the exterior wall to which it is attached.
A temporary sign is a sign, banner, inflatable or other advertising device constructed of wood, cloth, canvas, fabric or other light material, with or without a structural frame, intended for a limited period of display, including decorative displays for holidays or public demonstrations. A mobile temporary sign is a sign supported on a mobile frame, with or without wheels, and includes the “trailer sign.”
A directional sign is an on-premise sign containing noncommercial messages, including, but not limited to, designation of rest rooms, telephone locations, restrictions on smoking and door openings. A directional sign may also be used for private traffic control.
Permits are required for all signs erected, moved or substantially modified if the sign exceeds 10 square feet in size and is not an allowable temporary sign. If the sign is lighted, an electrical permit may be required.
Signs inside of the windows of a commercial building are not regulated, but all other signs are regulated in one form or another.
Licensed sign erectors are required to install signs if the sign is electrified, or exceeds 32 square feet in area. Also, if the sign extends seven feet or more above grade or you are paying to have someone install it.
The Zoning Ordinance establishes districts throughout the City that specify how properties and buildings are to be used. The purpose of zoning districts is to separate incompatible uses in order to reduce conflicts between property owners, protect property values and promote the general welfare and development of the city.
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