Article VII- Sign Regulations
Subpart B. Exempt Sign Standards
§42-217.
General
The sign standards of this subpart identify exempt signs and provide requirements and standards for exemption.
§42-218.
Exempt Sign Standards
The following signs are permitted in all districts and shall not require a sign permit as long as in conformance with
the applicable standards. All exempt signs may have one (1) or two (2) faces (unless otherwise indicated). No
exempt sign shall be internally illuminated in excess of six (6) foot-candles (measured at ground level at any point
within the property, and installed in such a manner that the source of light (the bulb) is shielded and not visible from
adjacent roadways).
A.
Agricultural Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Thirty-two (32) square feet per face.
(2)
Maximum Height. Ten (10) feet.
B.
Commemorative Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Eight (8) square feet per face.
(2)
Maximum Height. Eight (8) feet.
C.
Construction Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Thirty-two (32) square feet (total square footage for all faces).
(2)
Maximum Height. Ten (10) feet. 
(3)
Removal. Such signs shall be removed upon completion of construction. 
D.
Directional Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Six (6) square feet per face.
(2)
Maximum Height. Three (3) feet. 
E.
Flags/Insignia. 
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. One (1) corporate flag is permitted per lot. Flags or insignia of any
nation, state, county, city, organization (religious, civic or fraternal), educational facility or
cultural facility are not limited in number.
F.
Governmental Sign. 
G.
Home Occupation Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. One (1) freestanding sign and one (1) attached wall sign at the
entrance of the home occupation are permitted.
(2)
Maximum Area. Six (6) square feet per face.
(3)
Maximum Height. Three (3) feet.
H.
Outdoor Advertising Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Ten (10) square feet per face. 
(2)
Maximum Height. Five (5) feet.
(3)
Permitted Districts. Permitted in all districts except residential zoning districts.
I.
Political Sign. 
(1)
Removal. Such signs shall be removed within the seven (7) day period following of the primary,
general or run-off elections or referendum. (Primary election winners or those involved in run-off
elections shall be allowed to leave signs up between the primary and the general election or until
the run-off is held).
J.
Property Identification Sign.
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. One (1) sign per lot frontage
(2)
Maximum Area. Six (6) square feet per face.
(3)
Maximum Height. Three (3) feet.
K.
Real Estate Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. One (1) sign per lot frontage, on the lot for sale.
(2)
Maximum Area. Six (6) square feet (for lots of less than five (5) acres) or 32 square feet (for the
sale of subdivision lots where the original tract is greater than five (5) acres).
  
(3)
Removal. Signs placed for the sale of subdivision lots shall be removed when 90 percent or more
of the lots have been sold.
L.
Regulatory Sign. (i.e. Warning, Safety, Railroad Signs; regulated by the Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (MUTCD))
M.
Religious Institution Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Area. Thirty-two (32) square feet per face.
(2)
Maximum Height. Ten (10) feet. 
N.
Temporary Event Sign. 
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. Three (3) per event. 
(2)
Maximum Area. Six (6) square feet per face.
(3)
Maximum Height. Three (3) feet. 
(4)
Removal. Such signs shall be removed within three (3) days of final event.
O.
Temporary Sign.
(1)
Maximum Area. Thirty-two (32) square feet per face (residential zoning district); 72 square feet
per face (nonresidential zoning district).
(2)
Maximum Height. Ten (10) feet (residential zoning district); 18 feet (nonresidential zoning
district).
(3)
Removal. Such signs shall be temporary in nature, no longer than 30 days per occurrence and only
once per calendar year per lot of record
P.
Vehicle Sale Sign (Private). 
(1)
Maximum Number Permitted. One (1) sign per vehicle and a maximum of two (2) vehicles per
property, applying only to noncommercial sales.