City of Bolivar, MO
Polk County
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[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §1), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016]
It is the intent and purpose of these sign regulations to qualify, supplement or define the allowable uses of the several types of sign allowed in the district regulations appearing elsewhere in this regulation.
[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §2), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016]
No land or building or structure shall be used for sign purposes except within the stipulated districts listed in the sign use regulations specified herein. All signs legally existing at the time of passage of these regulations may remain in use under the conditions of legal non-conformance. Signs in legal non-conformance shall not be enlarged, moved, lighted or reconstructed; however, the change of the advertising display shall not be restricted except as previously stated.
[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §3), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 2585, 12-8-2005; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016]
For the purposes of these sign regulations, certain terms or words used herein shall be interpreted or defined as follows, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
ABANDONED SIGN
A sign structure that has ceased to be used and the owner intends no longer to have used, for the display of sign copy, or as otherwise defined by State law.
A. 
A sign employing actual motion or the illusion of motion. Animated signs, which are differentiated from changeable signs as defined and regulated by this Code, include the following types:
1. 
Animated signs producing the illusion of movement by means of electronic, electrical, or electro-mechanical input and/or illumination capable of simulating movement through employment of the characteristics of one (1) or both of the classifications noted in Subsections (1)(a-b) as follows:
a. 
Animated signs or animated portions of signs where the illumination is characterized by a repetitive bicycle in which the period of illumination is either the same as or less than the period of non-illumination. For the purposes of this Article, flashing will not be defined as occurring if the cyclical period between on-off phases of illumination exceeds four (4) seconds.
b. 
Animated signs or animated portions of signs where the illumination is characterized by simulated movement through alternate or sequential activation of various illuminated elements for the purpose of producing repetitive light patterns designed to appear in some form of constant motion.
2. 
Animated signs or devices motivated by wind, thermal changes, or other natural environmental input. Includes spinners, pinwheels, pennant strings, and/or other devices or displays that respond to naturally occurring external motivation.
3. 
Animated signs characterized by repetitive motion and/or rotation activated by a mechanical system powered by electric motors or other mechanically induced means.
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTION
Any projection that is not intended for occupancy and that extends beyond the face of an exterior wall of a building, but that does not include signs as defined herein. See also "Awning," "Backlit Awning," and "Canopy, Attached and Freestanding."
AWNING
An architectural projection or shelter projecting from and supported by the exterior wall of a building and composed of a covering of rigid or non-rigid materials and/or fabric on a supporting framework that may be either permanent or retractable, including such structures that are internally illuminated by fluorescent or other light sources.
AWNING SIGN
A sign displayed on or attached flat against the surface or surfaces of an awning. See also "Wall of Fascia Sign."
BACKLIT AWNING
An awning with a translucent covering material and a source of illumination contained within its framework.
BANNER
A flexible substrate on which copy or graphics may be displayed.
BANNER SIGN
A sign utilizing a banner as its display surface.
CANOPY (ATTACHED)
A multi-sided overhead structure or architectural projection supported by attachments to a building on one (1) or more sides and either cantilvered from such building or also supported by columns at additional points. The surface(s) and/or soffit of an attached canopy may be illuminated by means of internal or external sources or light. See also "Marquee."
CANOPY (FREE-STANDING)
A multi-sided overhead structure supported by columns, but not enclosed by walls. The surface(s) and or soffit of a free-standing canopy may be illuminated by means of internal or external sources of light.
CANOPY SIGN
A sign affixed to the visible surface(s) of an attached or free-standing canopy.
A. 
A sign with the capability of content change by means of manual or remote input, including signs which are:
1. 
Changeable sign where the message copy or content can be changed by means of remote electrically energized on-off switching combinations of alphabetic or pictographic components arranged on a display surface. Illumination may be integral to the components, such as characterized by lamps or other light-emitting devices; or it may be from an external light source designed to reflect off the changeable component display. See also "Electronic Message Sign or Center."
2. 
Changeable sign where the message copy or content can be changed manually.
COMBINATION SIGN
A sign that is supported partly by a pole and partly by a building structure.
COPY
Those letters, numerals, figures, symbols, logos, and graphic elements comprising the content or message of a sign, excluding numerals identifying a street address only.
DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX SIGN
A free-standing sign identifying a multiple-occupancy development, such as a shopping center or planned industrial park, which is controlled by a single owner or landlord.
DIRECTIONAL SIGN
Any sign that is designed and erected for the purpose of providing direction and/or orientation for pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
DOUBLE-FACED SIGN
A sign with two (2) faces, back-to-back.
ELECTRICAL SIGN
Any sign activated or illuminated by means of electrical energy.
ELECTRONIC MESSAGE SIGN OR CENTER
An electronically activated changeable sign where the variable message capability can be electronically programmed.
EXTERIOR SIGN
Any sign placed outside a building.
FASCIA SIGN
See "Wall or Fascia Sign."
FLASHING SIGN
See "Animated Sign, Electrically Activated."
FREE-STANDING SIGN
A sign principally supported by a structure affixed to the ground, and not supported by a building, including signs supported by one (1) or more columns, poles, or braces placed in or upon the ground.
FRONTAGE (BUILDING)
The length of an exterior building wall or structure of a single premise orientated to the public way or other properties that it faces.
FRONTAGE (PROPERTY)
The length of the property line(s) of any single premise along either a public way or other properties on which it borders.
GROUND SIGN
See "Free-Standing Sign."
ILLUMINATED SIGN
A characterized sign by the use of artificial light, either projecting through its surface(s) (internally illuminated); or reflecting off its surface(s) (externally illuminated).
INTERIOR SIGN
Any sign placed within a building, but not including window signs as defined by this Article. Interior signs, with the exception of window signs as defined, are not regulated by this Chapter.
MANSARD
An inclined decorative roof-like projection that is attached to an exterior building facade.
MARQUEE
See "Canopy (attached)."
MARQUEE SIGN
See "Canopy Sign."
MULTIPLE-FACED SIGN
A sign containing three (3) or more faces.
OFF-PREMISE SIGN
See "Outdoor Advertising Sign."
ON-PREMISE SIGN
A sign erected, maintained or used in the outdoor environment for the purpose of the display of commercial or non-commercial messages not appurtenant to the use of, products sold on, or the sale or lease of, the property on which it is displayed.
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGN
A permanent sign erected, maintained or used in the outdoor environment for the purpose of the display of commercial or non-commercial messages not appurtenant to the use of, products sold on, or the sale or lease of, the property on which it is displayed.
PARAPET
The extension of a building facade above the line of the structural roof.
POLE SIGN
See "Free-Standing Sign."
PORTABLE SIGN
Any sign not permanently attached to the ground or to a building or building surface.
PROJECTING SIGN
A sign other than a wall sign that is attached to or projects more than eighteen (18) inches (457 mm) from a building face or wall or from a structure where the primary purpose is other than the support of a sign.
REVOLVING SIGN
A sign that revolves three hundred sixty degrees (360°) (6.28 rad) about an axis. See also "Animated Sign, Mechanically Activated."
ROOF LINE
The top edge of a peaked roof or, in the case of an extended facade or parapet, the uppermost point of said facade or parapet.
ROOF SIGN
A sign mounted on, and supported by, the main roof portion of a building, or above the uppermost edge of a parapet wall of a building and which is wholly or partially supported by such a building. Signs mounted on mansard facades, pent eaves and architectural projections such as canopies or marquees shall not be considered to be roof signs. For a visual reference, and a comparison of differences between roof and fascia signs.
SIGN
Any device visible from a public place that displays either commercial or non-commercial messages by means of graphic presentation of alphabetic or pictorial symbols or representations. Non-commercial flags or any flags displayed from flagpoles or staffs will not be considered to be signs.
SIGN AREA
The area of the smallest geometric figure, or the sum of the combination of regular geometric figures, which comprise the sign face. The area of a double-sided or "V" shaped sign shall be the area of the largest single face only. The area of a sphere shall be computed as the area of a circle. The area of all other multiple-sided signs shall be computed as fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the area of all faces of the sign.
SIGN COPY
Those letters, numerals, figures, symbols, logos and graphic elements comprising the content or message of a sign, exclusive of numerals identifying a street address only.
A. 
The surface upon, against or through which the sign copy is displayed or illustrated, not including structural supports, architectural features of a building or sign structure, non-structural or decorative trim, or any areas that are separated from the background surface upon which the sign copy is displayed by a distinct delineation, such as a reveal or border.
1. 
In the case of panel or cabinet-type signs, the sign face shall include the entire area of the sign panel, cabinet or face substrate upon which the sign copy is displayed or illustrated, but not open space between separate panels or cabinets.
2. 
In the case of sign structures with routed areas of sign copy, the sign face shall include the entire area of the surface that is routed, except where interrupted by a reveal, border, or a contrasting surface or color.
3. 
In the case of signs painted on a building, or individual letters or graphic elements affixed to a building or structure, the sign face shall comprise the sum of the geometric figures or combination of regular geometric figures drawn closest to the edge of the letters or separate graphic elements comprising the sign copy, but not the open space between separate groupings of sign copy on the same building or structure.
4. 
In the case of sign copy enclosed within a painted or illuminated border, or displayed on a background contrasting in color with the color of the building or structure, the sign face shall comprise the area within the contrasting background, or within the painted or illuminated border.
SIGN STRUCTURE
Any structure supporting a sign.
TEMPORARY SIGN
A sign intended to display either commercial or non-commercial messages of a transitory or temporary nature. Portable signs or any sign not permanently embedded in the ground, or not permanently affixed to a building or sign structure that is permanently embedded in the ground, are considered temporary signs. Temporary signs are acceptable to be displayed in residentially zoned areas indefinitely and in commercially zoned areas for one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days.
UNDER CANOPY SIGN OR UNDER MARQUEE SIGN
A sign attached to the underside of a canopy or marquee.
V SIGN
Signs containing two (2) faces of approximately equal size, erected upon common or separate structures, positioned in a "V" shape with an interior angle between faces of not more than ninety degrees (90°) (1.57 rad) with the distance between the sign faces not exceeding five (5) feet (1,524 mm) at their closest point.
WALL OR FASCIA SIGN
A sign that is in any manner affixed to any exterior wall of a building or structure that projects not more than eighteen (18) inches (457 mm) from the building or structure wall, including signs affixed to architectural projections from a building provided the copy area of such signs remains on a parallel plane to the face of the building facade or to the face or faces of the architectural projection to which it is affixed. For a visual reference and a comparison of differences between wall or fascia signs and roof signs.
WINDOW SIGN
A sign affixed to the surface of a window with its message intended to be visible to and readable from the public way or from adjacent property.
[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §4), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016]
A. 
Conformance To Codes. Any sign hereafter erected shall conform to the provisions of this Article and the provisions of the International Building Code and of any other ordinance or regulation within this jurisdiction.
B. 
Access Way Or Window. No sign shall block any window or required access way.
C. 
Signs In Rights-Of-Way. No sign other than an official traffic sign or similar sign shall be erected within the lines of any street, or within any public way, unless specifically authorized by other ordinances or regulations of this jurisdiction or by specific authorization of the Code Official.
D. 
Illuminated Signs. Illuminated signs shall be designed to reflect or direct light away from any residential dwelling district and any illuminated sign located on a lot adjacent to, in front of or across the street from any residential district, which sign is visible from such residential district, shall not be illuminated between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Lighted signs in direct vision of a traffic signal shall not be in red, amber or green illumination.
E. 
Signs On Trees Or Utility Poles. No sign shall be attached to a tree or utility pole whether on public or private property.
F. 
Projections Over Public Ways. Signs projecting over public walkways shall be permitted to do so only subject to the projection and clearance limits either defined herein or, if not so defined, at a minimum height of eight (8) feet (2,438 mm) from grade level to the bottom of the sign. Signs, architectural projections or sign structures projecting over vehicular access areas must conform to the minimum height clearance limitations imposed by the jurisdiction for such structures.
G. 
Traffic Visibility.
1. 
No sign shall be maintained at any location where, by reason of its position, size, shape or color it may obstruct, impair, obscure, interfere with the view of or be confused with any traffic or railroad control sign, signal or device or where it may interfere with, mislead or confuse traffic.
2. 
Any sign located within three (3) feet of a driveway or within a parking area shall have its lowest elevation at least ten (10) feet above the curb level.
3. 
Under no circumstances shall any sign be placed in the sight triangle as defined by this regulation.
4. 
No sign shall be attached to any street identification, traffic or railroad control sign.
H. 
Computation Of Frontage. If a structure contains walls facing more than one (1) property line or encompasses property frontage bounded by more than one (1) street or other property usages, the sign area(s) for each building wall or property frontage will be computed separately for each building wall or property line facing a different frontage. The sign area(s) thus calculated shall be permitted to then be applied to permitted signs placed on each separate wall or property line frontage.
I. 
Animation And Changeable Messages. Animated signs, except as prohibited in Section 410.420(B), are permitted in commercial and industrial zones only. Changeable signs, manually activated, are permitted for non-residential uses in all zones. Changeable signs, electrically activated, are permitted in all non-residential zones.
J. 
Maintenance, Repair, And Removal. Every sign permitted by this Article shall be kept in good condition and repair. Where any sign becomes insecure, in danger of falling or is otherwise deemed unsafe by the Code Official, or if any sign shall be unlawfully installed, erected or maintained in violation of any of the provisions of this Article, the owner thereof or the person or firm using the same shall, upon written notice by the Code Official forthwith in the case of immediate danger, and in any case within no more than thirty (30) days, make such sign conform to the provisions of this Article, or shall remove it. If within thirty (30) days the order is not complied with, the Code Official shall be permitted to remove or cause such sign to be removed at the expense of the owner and/or the user of the sign.
K. 
Non-conforming Signs. Any sign legally existing at the time of the passage of this Article that does not conform in use, location, height or size with the regulations of the zone in which such sign is located, shall be considered a legal non-conforming use or structure and shall be permitted to continue in such status until such time as it is either abandoned or removed by its owner, subject to the following limitations:
1. 
Structural alterations, enlargement or re-erection are permissible only where such alterations will not increase the degree of non-conformity of the signs.
2. 
Any legal non-conforming sign shall be removed or rebuilt without increasing the existing height or area if it is damaged, or removed if allowed to deteriorate to the extent that the cost of repair or restoration exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the replacement cost of the sign as determined by the Code Official.
3. 
Signs that comply with either Subsection (K)(1) or (K)(2) need not be permitted.
[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §5), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 2585, 12-8-2005; Ord. No. 2818 §III, 9-11-2008; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016[1]]
A. 
Exempt Signs. The following signs shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter. No sign shall be exempt from Subsection (G) of Section 410.410.
1. 
Official notices authorized by a court, public body or public safety official.
2. 
Directional, warning or information signs authorized by Federal, State or municipal governments.
3. 
Street address signs and combination nameplate and street address signs that contain no advertising copy and which do not exceed six (6) square feet (0.56 m2) in area.
4. 
Temporary signs as defined in Section 410.100.
B. 
Prohibited Signs. The following devices and locations shall be specifically prohibited:
1. 
Signs located in such a manner as to obstruct or otherwise interfere with an official traffic sign, signal or device, or obstruct or interfere with a driver's view of approaching, merging or intersecting traffic.
2. 
Except as provided for elsewhere in this Code, signs encroaching upon or overhanging a public right-of-way. No sign shall be attached to any utility pole, light standard, street tree or any public facility located within the public right-of-way.
3. 
Signs which blink, flash or are animated by lighting in any fashion that would cause such signs to have the appearance of traffic safety signs and lights, or municipal vehicle warnings from a distance.
C. 
Permits.
1. 
Permits required. Unless specifically exempted, a permit must be obtained from the Code Official for the erection and maintenance of all signs erected or maintained within this jurisdiction and in accordance with other ordinances of this jurisdiction. Exemptions from the necessity of securing a permit, however, shall not be construed to relive the owner of the sign involved from responsibility for its erection and maintenance in a safe manner and in a manner in accordance with all the other provisions of this Article.
2. 
Construction documents. Before any permit is granted for the erection of a sign or sign structure requiring such permit, construction documents shall be filed with the Code Official showing the dimensions, materials and required details of construction, including loads, stresses, anchorage and any other pertinent data. The permit application shall be accompanied by the written consent of the owner or lessee of the premises upon which the sign is to be erected and by engineering calculations signed and sealed by a registered design professional where required by the International Building Code.
3. 
Changes to signs. No sign shall be structurally altered, enlarged or relocated except in conformity to the provisions herein, nor until a proper permit, if required, has been secured. The changing or maintenance of movable parts or components of an approved sign that is designed for such changes, or the changing of copy, business names, lettering, sign faces, colors, display and/or graphic matter, or the content of any sign shall not be deemed a structural alteration.
4. 
Permit fees. Permit fees to erect, alter or relocate a sign shall be in accordance with the fee schedule adopted within this jurisdiction.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 3279 also changed the title of this Section from "Exemptions" to "Exemptions, Prohibited Signs, and Permits."
[Ord. No. 782 §1 (Zoning Regs. Art. 5 §6), 7-31-1980; Ord. No. 2286, 3-14-2002; Ord. No. 2585, 12-8-2005; Ord. No. 2620, 4-13-2006; Ord. No. 2818 §IV, 9-11-2008; Ord. No. 2830 §I, 11-17-2008; Ord. No. 3279 §§I — II, 4-28-2016]
A. 
Wall Signs. Every multiple-family residential complex, commercial or industrial building and every separate non-residential building in a residential zone may display wall signs on each side of a building. The total sign area allowed for all wall signs on a wall facing a street, shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the wall face. The total sign area of wall signs on all other walls shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of each wall face.
B. 
Free-Standing Signs. In addition to any allowable wall signs, every single-family residential subdivision, multiple-family residential complex, commercial or industrial building, and every separate non-residential building in a residential zone shall be permitted to display free-standing or combination signs with the allowable square footage provided in the specific district regulation.
C. 
Canopy And Marquee Signs.
1. 
The permanently-affixed copy area of canopy or marquee signs shall not exceed an area equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the face area of the canopy, marquee or architectural projection upon which such sign is affixed or applied.
2. 
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.
D. 
Awning Signs.
1. 
The copy area of awning signs shall not exceed an area equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the background area of the awning or awning surface to which such a sign is affixed or applied, or the permitted area of wall or fascia signs, whichever is less.
2. 
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.
E. 
Projecting Signs.
1. 
Projecting signs shall be permitted in lieu of free-standing signage on any street frontage limited to one (1) 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 one (1) lineal feet of building frontage, except that no such sign shall exceed an area of twenty-five (25) 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 percent (10%) of the height of the building facade.
3. 
Such signs shall not extend over a public sidewalk in excess of fifty percent (50%) of the width of the sidewalk.
4. 
Such signs shall maintain a clear vertical distance above any public sidewalk of not less than eight (8) feet.
F. 
Under Canopy Signs.
1. 
Under canopy signs shall be limited to not more than one (1) such sign per public entrance to any occupancy and shall be limited to an area not to exceed ten (10) square feet.
2. 
Such signs shall maintain a clear vertical distance above any sidewalk or pedestrian way of not less than eight (8) feet.
G. 
Roof Signs.
1. 
Roof signs shall be permitted in commercial and industrial districts only.
2. 
Such signs shall be limited to a height above the roofline of the elevation parallel to the sign face of not more than forty percent (40%) of the height of the roofline in commercial districts, and fifty percent (50%) of the height of the roofline in industrial districts, not to exceed fifteen (15) feet in any location.
3. 
The sign area for roof signs shall be assessed against the aggregate permitted area for wall signs on the elevation of the building most closely parallel to the face of the sign.
H. 
Window Signs. Window signs shall be permitted for any non-residential use in a residential district, and for all commercial and industrial districts, subject to the following limitations:
1. 
The aggregate area of all such signs shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the window area on which such signs are displayed. Window panels separated by muntins or mullions shall be considered as one (1) continuous window area.
2. 
Window signs shall not be assessed against the sign area permitted for other sign types.
I. 
"A-L" Agricultural District.
1. 
Structural types permitted.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
b. 
Wall signs.
c. 
Temporary signs.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Two (2) signs per zoning lot, not to exceed aggregate square footage allowance.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Sixty (80) square feet.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Fifteen (15) square feet.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Ten (10) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Temporary signs. Ten (10) feet.
5. 
Required setback.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Ten (10) feet.
6. 
Illumination. Signs may be illuminated.
J. 
"R-1" And "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling Districts, "R-3" Two-Family Dwelling District, "R-4" Multiple-Family Dwelling District, And "MHS" Manufactured Home Subdivision District.
1. 
Subdivisions.
a. 
Structural signs permitted.
(1) 
Free-standing signs.
(2) 
Wall signs only for multiple-family residential complexes.
(3) 
Temporary signs.
b. 
Number of signs permitted.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. One (1) per subdivision or complex entrance plus one (1) additional sign.
(2) 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
(3) 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
c. 
Maximum gross area.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Sixty (60) square feet.
(2) 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
(3) 
Temporary signs. Fifteen (15) square feet.
d. 
Maximum height.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Ten (10) feet.
(2) 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
(3) 
Temporary signs. Ten (10) feet.
e. 
Required setback.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Ten (10) feet.
f. 
Illumination. Signs may be illuminated.
g. 
Spacing. For subdivision or apartment identification signs placed on a decorative entry wall approved by the Code Official, two (2) identification signs shall be permitted to be placed at each entrance to the subdivision or apartment complex, one (1) on each side of the driveway.
2. 
Non-residential in a residential zone.
a. 
Structural signs permitted.
(1) 
Free-standing signs.
(2) 
Wall signs.
(3) 
Temporary signs.
b. 
Number of signs permitted.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. One (1) driveway entrance, plus one (1) additional sign.
(2) 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
(3) 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
c. 
Maximum gross area.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Sixty (60) square feet.
(2) 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
(3) 
Temporary signs. Twenty (20) square feet.
d. 
Maximum height.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Fifteen (15) feet.
(2) 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
(3) 
Temporary signs. Ten (10) feet.
e. 
Required setback.
(1) 
Free-standing signs. Ten (10) feet.
f. 
Illumination. Signs may be illuminated.
3. 
All other residential areas and uses.
a. 
Structural signs permitted.
(1) 
Temporary signs.
b. 
Number of signs permitted.
(1) 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
c. 
Maximum gross area.
(1) 
Temporary signs. Fifteen (15) square feet.
d. 
Maximum height.
(1) 
Temporary signs. Ten (10) feet.
K. 
"C-O" Office And Institution District.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. One (1) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage, not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other sign types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. Ten (10) feet.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).
L. 
"C-S" Highway Service District.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. Two (2) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other sign types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. None.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).
M. 
"C-1" Neighborhood Shopping District.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. One (1) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other signs types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. Ten (10) feet.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).
N. 
"C-2" General Commercial District.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. Two (2) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other sign types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. None.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).
O. 
"C-3" Central Business District.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. Two (2) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other sign types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. None.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).
P. 
"I-1" Light Industrial And "I-2" Heavy Industrial Districts.
1. 
Structural types permitted. All signs as defined in Section 410.100.
2. 
Number of signs permitted.
a. 
Free-standing. Two (2) per zoning lot.
b. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
c. 
Temporary signs. Four (4) per zoning lot.
d. 
All other sign types as defined in Section 410.100, one (1) per occupancy use.
3. 
Maximum gross area.
a. 
Free-standing signs.
(1) 
Under thirty-five (35) miles per hour, one (1) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed two hundred (200) square feet.
(2) 
Thirty-five (35) miles to fifty-five (55) miles per hour, one and one-half (1.5) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) 
Fifty-five (55) miles per hour and up, two (2) square foot of signage for every one (1) lineal foot of street frontage not to exceed four hundred fifty (450) square feet.
b. 
Temporary signs. One hundred (100) square feet.
c. 
Wall signs. See Section 410.410(A).
d. 
All other sign types shall be included in the calculation for allowable wall signage. When multiple sign types are installed, an additional ten percent (10%) is permitted.
4. 
Maximum height.
a. 
Free-standing signs. Thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Wall signs. Not to exceed the height of the wall.
c. 
Projecting signs. See International Building Code. Minimum height eight (8) feet.
d. 
Roof signs. See Section 410.410(G).
e. 
Canopy and marquee signs. See International Building Code.
5. 
Required setback. None.
6. 
Illumination. Illumination signs shall be permitted provided they are not in conflict with any other Section of this regulation.
7. 
Spacing.
a. 
For shopping centers, or planned industrial parks, two (2) monument-style free standing signs not exceeding fifty percent (50%) each of the permitted height and area, and spaced not closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other free-standing identification sign, shall be permitted to be allowed in lieu of any free-standing sign otherwise permitted.
b. 
For any commercial or industrial development complex exceeding one million (1,000,000) square feet of gross leasable area, or forty (40) acres in size, such as regional shopping centers or auto malls, one (1) free-standing sign per street front shall be permitted to be increased in sign area by up to fifty percent (50%).