(A)   Removing or reconstructing signs.  A sign heretofore approved and erected shall not be repaired, altered, or moved, nor shall any sign, or any substantial part thereof, which is blown down, destroyed, or removed be re-erected, reconstructed, rebuilt, or relocated unless it is made to comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter.
   (B)   Repair of unsafe sign.  This section shall not be construed to prevent the repair or restoration of an unsafe condition as directed by the Department of any part of an existing sign when damaged by storm or other accidental emergency.
   (C)   Relocating signs.  Any sign that is moved to another location either on the same or to other premises shall be considered a new sign and a permit shall be secured prior to any work performed in connection therewith.
(1999 Lou. Code, § 156.05)  (Lou. Ord. No. 93-1980, approved 6-17-1980; Lou. Am. Ord. No. 208-1990, approved 8-30-1990; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 144-2007, approved 7-30-2007)  Penalty, see § 155.99