(A)   No sign for which a permit is required in this chapter shall be erected or altered unless a permit shall have first been obtained from the Executive Director for the erection or alteration.
   (B)    Application for permit. 
      (1)    An application for a sign permit must be filed with the Executive Director on forms furnished by that Department and approved by the APC. An application for sign permits shall be accompanied by the plans, drawings, and specifications as are necessary to fully advise the Executive Director of the type, size, shape, location, construction, and materials of the proposed sign and the building or structure on which the sign is to be placed.
      (2)    The Executive Director must promptly process the sign permit application and approve the application, reject the application, or notify the applicant of deficiencies in the application within 30 days after receipt. Any application that complies with all provisions of this code, the zoning ordinance, the building code, and other applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances must be approved.
      (3)   If the application is rejected, the Executive Director must provide a list of the reasons for the rejection in writing. An application must be rejected for non-compliance with the terms of this code, the zoning ordinance, building code, or other applicable law, regulation, or ordinance.
   (C)    Permit fee. The following fees shall apply to all sign permit applications when the permit sought is for a sign greater than 32 sq. ft. in size:
      (1)   A nonrefundable application fee of $25 accompanying each sign permit application; plus
      (2)   For non-electronic message signs, $75 plus $1 per sq. ft. per sign: and
      (3)   For electronic message signs, $150 plus $1 per square ft. per sign.
   (D)   Duration and revocation of permit. If a sign is not installed within 6 months following the issuance of a sign permit, the permit is void. The town may revoke a sign permit under any of the following circumstances:
      (1)   The town determines that information in the application was materially false or misleading;
      (2)    The sign as installed does not conform to the sign permit application;
      (3)    The sign violates this code, the zoning ordinance, building code, or other applicable law, regulation, or ordinance; or
      (4)    The Executive Director determines that the sign is not being properly maintained or has been abandoned.
   (E)   Permits not required. A permit is not required for signs:
      (1)   Described in § 174.05 with a total area of up to 32 square feet and a maximum height of 8 feet; or
      (2)    Official notices or advertisements posted or displayed by or under the direction of any public or court officer in the performance of official or directed duties; provided that all such signs must be removed no more than 10 days after their purpose has been accomplished.
   (F)   Appeal. If the Commission denies a permit the applicant may appeal to the Town Council within 60 days of the denial.
(Ord. 2017-02, passed 2-20-2018; Am. Ord. 2022-06, passed 8-15-2022) Penalty, see § 175.99