The following signs shall be permitted in the Residential District subject to the requirements of § 155.139:
   (A)   Permanent signs. The following permanent signs shall be permitted:
      (1)   House numbers required by § 153.02 of the Town Code, no permit or fee is required for the display of house numbers;
      (2)   Accessory signs, provided their area does not exceed 2 square feet per sign and no more than 3 accessory signs shall be allowed per sign zoning parcel, no permit or fee is required for up to 3 accessory signs that are each 2 square feet or less in area; and
      (3)   A home in which a permitted home occupation occurs may display 1 additional accessory sign, not more than 4 square feet in area, a permit and fee are required for a fourth accessory sign and for an accessory sign that is larger than 2 square feet in area;
   (B)   Temporary signs. Property owners may display 1 temporary sign, provided the area does not exceed 4 square feet, per sign zoning parcel without a permit or a fee. Property owners may display additional temporary signs or a temporary sign larger than 4 square feet in area, only after submitting a sign permit application and paying the applicable fee to the Clerk-Treasurer. Temporary banners shall also be permitted, subject to the same requirements as temporary signs. The area of any temporary sign or temporary banner may not exceed 32 square feet. Temporary signs that are not subject to a permit may be displayed at any time. Temporary signs that are subject to a permit shall not be displayed for more than 60 days, unless renewed or unless the owner has paid for a 120 day permit, in which case the sign shall not be displayed for more than 120 days;
   (C)   Election period. During the period 60 days before and 7 days following a general, primary, or special election for public office that represents the area of Beverly Shores, there shall be no limit on the number or size of temporary signs, up to 32 square feet in area. No permit or permit fee is required for any temporary sign placed during this period. However, this exception does not allow temporary signs that are larger than 32 square feet in area, and this exception does not allow temporary signs to be placed in the right-of-way or in a location that is a traffic-safety hazard. Any temporary sign placed during the election period that would otherwise require a permit must be removed no later than 7 days after the election day if the owner does not obtain a permit;
   (D)   No sign shall be permitted in the public right-of-way. No sign shall be placed in a location that is a traffic-safety hazard, as determined in the sole discretion of the Town Marshal or other authorized Town Police Officer. In the event the location of a sign is determined to be a traffic-safety hazard, the owner will be required to move the sign to a location that is not a traffic-safety hazard;
   (E)   No billboards, illuminated signs, or animated signs shall be permitted;
   (F)   Signs shall not be attached to any tree or shrub;
   (G)   No roof signs shall be permitted; and
   (H)   A violation of this section shall be subject to the general penalty provisions of § 155.999 .
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983; Am. Ord. 2018-06, passed 8-21-2018)  Penalty, see § 155.999