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Political Signs Rules and Regulations

Posted on: November 8, 2018

Political Signs Rules & Regulations

1008.2.6 Political signs. Political signs shall be permitted in all zoning districts, subject to the following limitations:

Such signs shall not exceed a height of eight (8) feet nor an area of thirty-two (32) square feet.

Such signs for election candidates or ballot propositions shall be displayed only for a period of 60 days preceding the election and shall be removed within 10 days after the election, provided that signs promoting successful candidates or ballot propositions in a primary election may remain displayed until not more than 10 days after the general election.

Such signs shall not be placed in any public right-of-way or obstruct traffic visibility.

1008.3 Requirements for specific sign types. Signs of specific type shall be in accordance with Sections 1008.3.1 through 1008.3.7.

1008.3.1 Canopy and marquee signs.

The permanently-affixed copy area of canopy or marquee signs shall not exceed an area equal to 25 percent of the face area of the canopy, marquee or architectural projection upon which such sign is affixed or ap­plied.

Graphic striping, patterns or color bands on the face of a building, canopy, marquee or architectural projection shall not be included in the computation of sign copy area.

1008.3.2 Awning signs.

The copy area of awning signs shall not exceed an area equal to 25 percent of the background area of the awning or awning surface to which such a sign is affixed or applied, or the permitted area for wall or fascia signs, whichever is less.

Neither the background color of an awning, nor any graphic treatment or embellishment thereto such as striping, patterns or valances, shall be included in the computation of sign copy area.

1008.3.3 Projecting signs.

1: Projecting signs shall be permitted in lieu of freestanding signage on any street frontage limited to one sign per occupancy along any street frontage with public entrance to such an occupancy, and shall be limited in height and area to one (1) square foot per each two (2) lineal feet of building frontage, except that no such sign shall exceed an area of forty-eight (48) square feet.

2. No such sign shall extend vertically above the highest point of the building facade upon which it is mounted by more than ten (10) percent of the height of the building facade.

Such signs shall not extend over a public sidewalk in excess of thirty (30) percent of the width of the sidewalk.

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