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A. Applicability. Unless otherwise exempted by this Ordinance, the construction, alteration, or relocation of all signs requires a sign permit. The sign permit shall provide for both zoning and construction approval. Certain signs may also require review against the Stormwater Management Ordinance and/or stormwater permits.
B. Initiation. Applications for sign permits may be initiated by a property owner or other person expressly authorized in writing by a property owner.
C. Authority. The Zoning Enforcement Officer is responsible for determining compliance with this Ordinance. The Building Enforcement Officer is responsible for determining compliance with the applicable building codes, as adopted by the County.
D. Procedure. Upon the filing of an application for a permit for construction, alteration, or relocation of a sign, the Zoning Enforcement Officer and Building Enforcement Officer determine whether the application is complete. Once it is determined that the application is complete, the Zoning Enforcement Officer and Building Enforcement Officer will issue a permit if the sign complies with the requirements of this Ordinance and all other ordinances.
E. Inspection. The Zoning Enforcement Officer and/or Building Enforcement Officer may inspect, at such times as deemed appropriate, each sign regulated by this Ordinance. The purpose of the inspection is to ascertain whether the structure is structurally sound, in need of repair or removal, or not in conformance with the permit application or otherwise violates the provisions of this Ordinance.
F. Expiration of Permit. The sign permit shall be valid for a time period in conformance with the County approved building codes.
(Ord. O-201410-10-035, passed 10-14-2014; Ord. O-201601-ZBA-006, passed 1-19-2016; Ord. O-201603-ZBA-010, passed 3-17-2016, § 5.8; Ord. O-201803-ZBA-10-08, passed 3-19-2018; Ord. O-201808-10-033, passed 8-21-2018)