§ 151.30  EXEMPTIONS.
   (A)   Exemption shall not be construed as relieving the owner of the signs from the responsibility of complying with applicable provisions of this subchapter or the zoning regulations of the city.
   (B)   The exemptions shall apply only to the requirement for a sign permit and no permit shall be required for the erection of the following signs:
      (1)   Professional name plates erected flat on walls of buildings and not exceeding four square feet of display surface area;
      (2)   One on-site building construction sign on each construction site in any zoning district provided the maximum display surface area shall not exceed 32 square feet;
      (3)   Real estate signs pertaining to the lease or sale of a building or property, provided the sign does not exceed 12 square feet in area;
      (4)   Home occupation signs otherwise lawful and erected flat against the wall of a building and not exceeding four square feet in area;
      (5)   Memorial signs or tablets, names of buildings and date of erection where cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other non combustible materials;
      (6)   Traffic or other municipal signs, legal notices, railroad crossing signs, danger and temporary and emergency or nonadvertising signs;
      (7)   Posting of bills on signs, repainting of signs or the changing of letters or numbers on signs designed for changeable lettering or numbering which are legally erected and maintained for the purposes, where the original sign has a valid permit, and the original permit is renewed as herein provided;
      (8)   Election campaign signs;
      (9)   All signs located within a building that are not visible to the public outside the building;
      (10)   Signs painted on, or affixed to, glass surfaces of windows or doors and pertaining to the lawful business conducted therein, provided the sign occupies no more than one-fourth of the total square footage of the window or door;
      (11)   Directional, identification and informational signs, provided that the signs are limited to wall and free standing signs with a maximum of four square feet of display surface and contain no advertising material;
      (12)   Religious, charitable or non-profit organization signs containing no commercial advertising and located on the private property of the organization;
      (13)   Subdivision signs lawfully existing and identifying a subdivision;
      (14)   Bulletin boards six feet or less in height with display area up to 16 square feet; and
      (15)   Any display not constituting any “sign” under city zoning district regulations, except bus stop shelter signs.
(Ord. G-D8, Series 1992, passed 10-27-92)