Article VII - Sign Regulations
Subpart A. General Sign Standards
§42-205.
General 
The requirements set forth in this Article shall be complied with in addition to any other general or specific
requirements of this Chapter. The regulations of this section shall apply to all signs and sign structures erected,
placed and/or maintained within the County, except as otherwise noted. The standards set forth in this Article are
established in order to: (1) allow for the legitimate needs for identification of activities and commerce within the
County; (2) improve the aesthetic quality of the County; (3) reduce intrusions on adjacent property; (4) protect
property values; and (5) minimize undue distraction to motorists. These requirements in no way relieve a sign of
having to meet all local, state and federal laws pertaining to the erection of that sign. 
§42-206.
Prohibited Signs
The following are prohibited signs. Signs:
A.
Placed in the public right-of-way (except as erected for governmental purposes); 
B.
Resembling and/or obscuring traffic signals; 
C.
Obstructing access to drives, doors, walks, windows, fire escapes or fire escape routes; 
D.
Which are animated and/or flashing (as defined by this Chapter); 
E.
On the surface of lake/river water (except those navigational and warning signs); 
F.
On vehicles parked and located for the purposes of displaying such a sign, where such vehicle is either a
part of the sign or sign structure; and 
G.
Billboards (an outdoor advertising sign 380 square feet in area or greater).
§42-207.
Permit Requirements
A sign permit shall be required for all nonexempt signs in accordance with the provisions of this Article (See §42-
353 - Sign Permits).
§42-208.
Sign Placement
Signs shall be placed a minimum of 15 feet from edge of pavement or from back of curb (as applicable), and shall be
located out of the road right-of-way. Signs are not permitted in a sight visibility triangle. Signs that are placed in the
road right-of-way may be removed and disposed of, without notice, by authorized County personnel.
§42-209.
Sign Area Determination
Sign area shall be the product of the maximum vertical distance (from the highest point to the lowest point on the
sign face) and the maximum horizontal distance (across the sign face) (see Article XIV (Definition) for the
definition of “Sign”). Sign area shall be calculated by the Zoning Administrator in accordance with Figures 7A and
7B. 
FIGURE 7A. SIGN AREA DETERMINATION
NOT TO SCALE
Area = W x H
H
W
Sign Contents
(Text, Graphics, Symbols
and/or Coloring)
Multipole Sign
H
W
Area = W x H
Monopole Sign
Sign Contents
(Text, Graphics, Symbols
and/or Coloring)
H
W
Sign Contents
(Text, Graphics, Symbols
and/or Coloring)
Area =  W x H
Monument Sign
Area = (W1 x H1) + (W2 x H2)
H1
W1
H2
W2
Sign Contents
(Text, Graphics, Symbols
and/or Coloring)
Sign
Contents 
Multisectional Sign
W
H
Sign Contents
(Text, Graphics, Symbols
and/or Coloring)
Area =  W x H
Framed Sign
  
FIGURE 7B. SIGN AREA DETERMINATION FOR NONRECTANGULAR SIGNS
Not to Scale
W
H
W
H
W
H
W
W
H
W
H
H
Area = W x H
§42-210.
Lighting Standards
Lighting mitigation shall be required as defined by this Chapter for all signs.
§42-211.
Property Address Signs
A
sign indicating the address of a property shall be provided as required by and in accordance with Chapter 41 of the
Henderson County Code, Property Addressing.
§42-212.
Through 42- 216. Reserved