§ 159.12  SIGN PERMITS: INITIAL AND CONTINUING; LAPSE OF SIGN PERMIT; AND ASSIGNMENT OF SIGN PERMIT.
   (A)   The owners of a zone lot containing signs requiring a permit under this chapter shall at all times maintain in force a sign permit for such property. Sign permits shall be issued for individual zone lots, notwithstanding the fact that a particular zone lot may be included with other zone lots in a comprehensive signage plan.
   (B)   A continuing sign permit shall lapse automatically if the business license for the premises lapses, is revoked, or is not renewed. A sign permit shall also lapse if the business activity on the premises is discontinued for a period of 90 days or more and is not renewed within 30 days of a notice from the city to the last permittee or owner of record that the sign permit shall lapse if such activity is not renewed.
   (C)   A current and valid sign permit shall be freely assignable to a successor as owner of the property or holder of a business license for the same premises, subject only to filing such application as the city may require and paying any applicable fee. The assignment shall be accomplished by filing and shall not require approval if no substantial changes have been made to the sign.
(Ord. 1870, passed 12-11-18)