§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