Town of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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Signs may be erected and maintained only when in compliance with the following provisions:
A. 
Signs in residential districts. The following types of nonilluminated, nonadvertising and nonflashing signs are permitted in all residential districts as follows:
(1) 
Nameplates and identification signs. Signs indicating the name or address of the occupant or a permitted home occupation, provided that they shall not be larger than one square foot in area. Only one such sign per dwelling unit shall be permitted, except in the case of corner lots, where two such signs (one facing each street) shall be permitted for each dwelling unit.
(2) 
Sales or rental signs. Signs advertising the sale or rental of the premises upon which they are located may be permitted, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign is not in excess of six square feet.
(b) 
Not more than one sign is placed upon any property unless such property fronts upon more than one street, in which event two signs may be erected, one on each frontage.
(c) 
Such signs shall be promptly removed when premises are sold or rented.
(3) 
Farm product signs in R-l and R-2 Districts. Signs advertising the sale of farm products when permitted by this chapter, provided that:
(a) 
The size of any such sign is not in excess of six square feet.
(b) 
Not more than two signs are used.
(c) 
The signs shall be displayed only when such products are on sale.
(4) 
Professional signs. Signs indicating the presence of a doctor, lawyer or dentist for the practice of his profession in R-1 and R-2 Districts may be permitted, provided that:
[Added 9-15-1971]
(a) 
The size of any such sign is not in excess of six square feet.
(b) 
Not more than one sign is placed upon any property.
B. 
Advertising signs. Advertising signs shall be permitted only in the R-Ag Zone. The following regulations shall apply to all advertising signs.
(1) 
Minimum distance between signs. Advertising signs fronting on a public way shall be no closer to one another than 500 feet.
(2) 
Setback. All advertising signs shall conform to the minimum yard requirements of the district where located.
C. 
Fee. A fee in the amount adopted by the Town Board pursuant to Town Code § 50-1 and listed on the Fee Schedule[1] shall be paid at the office of the Zoning Administrator and/or Building Inspector.
[Added 6-13-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file in the Town offices. See § 50-1.
[Amended 6-27-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
Fences from the lot line to the front of the building shall be a maximum of 42 inches in height. From the outermost front line of the building to the rear lot line, fences shall not exceed six feet six inches in height from the ground level, except that eight-foot fences shall be allowed around junkyards.