330:50

City Code: 330:50

Section 330:50. Exempted Signs. The following signs are allowed without a permit, provided they comply with all applicable provisions of this Ordinance:

a. Public Signs.

b. Identification Signs. Not to exceed two (2) square feet in area in R-1, R-2 and R-3 zones; five (5) square feet in all other zones. If the sign is free standing, the total height may not exceed six (6) feet, nor can the sign be closer than five (5) feet from all property lines.

c. Integral Signs.

d. Political Campaign Signs. One (1) per candidate per premise, shall not exceed five (5) square feet in A-0, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-B and B-1 zoning districts, and twenty-four (24) square feet in all other districts. If sign is free standing, the total height may not exceed six (6) feet, and not closer than five (5) feet from all property lines. Every campaign sign must contain the name and address of persons responsible for such sign, and that person shall be responsible for its removal. Signs erected before the primary election shall remain in place for no longer than five (5) days after general or special election for which they are intended. All signs shall be confined to private property.

e. Holiday Signs. Displayed for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days. No larger than thirty-two (32) square feet.

f. Construction Signs (or Development Signs). Such signs shall be confined to the site of the development, construction, alteration or repair, and shall be removed within two (2) years of the date of issuance of the first building permit or when the particular project is completed, whichever is sooner as determined by the City Building Inspector or his agent. One (1) sign shall be permitted for each major street the project abuts. No sign may exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in R-1, R-2 and R-3 districts. If sign is free standing in R-1, R-2 and R-3 districts, the height may not exceed ten (10) feet nor can the sign be closer than five (5) feet from all property lines. No sign may exceed fifty (50) square feet in all other zoning districts. If sign is free standing in all other zoning districts, the height may not exceed twenty (20) feet nor can the sign be closer than twenty (20) feet from all property lines.

g. Individual Property Sale or Rental Signs. Signs must be removed within thirty (30) days after sale or rental of property. Signs may not measure more than six (6) square feet in R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, R-B and B-1 districts, or more than thirty-two (32) square feet in all other districts. There shall be only one (1) sign per premises. Corner properties, however, may contain two (2) signs, one (1) per frontage.

h. Signs for the Purpose of Leasing or Renting Dwelling Units in Buildings Containing Two (2) or More Units. Five (5) square feet, located on building, one (1) per complex.

i. Informational/Directional Signs. Such signs shall not be larger than two (2) square feet in R-1, R-2 and R-3 zones, and five (5) square feet in all other zones, except that in the B-2 District, Highway Business Sign Overlay District, such sign shall not exceed twelve (12) square feet. If free standing, the total height may not exceed six (6) feet and can be no closer than five (5) feet from all property lines.

j. Water Towers. May have identification of owner.

k. Gas Station Pump Island Signs. Other than informational/directional signs, shall not be larger than four (4) square feet, or more than one (1) per gas pump.

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