Except for nonconforming signs and exempt signs, no sign shall be displayed until a sign permit has been issued.
   (A)   Sign permit.
      (1)   Permits shall be issued only if the Sign Officer determines that the sign will comply with all applicable provisions of this subchapter and the State Building Code, or has received any required relief from the Zoning Board of Review.
      (2)   No permit for a temporary sign may be extended or renewed.
      (3)   In the event that the roads within an industrial, research or office park are public roads, or in any case where entry or directory signs are
proposed to be placed on town or state property, approval by the appropriate agency of the sign design and placement must be demonstrated prior to the issuance of the sign permit(s).
   (B)   Application for permit.
      (1)   Applications for sign permits shall be on forms prescribed by the Sign Officer and may be submitted by the owner of the land or building, or by any person who has the authority to erect the proposed sign. Applications for signs not submitted by the property owner must contain the written permission of such owner, or be accompanied by other evidence reasonably demonstrating the existence of such permission.
      (2)   As a part of the application, applicants must submit a scale drawing of the proposed sign specifying its dimensions, materials, illumination, letter sizes, colors, mounting methods, support systems, and location with all relevant measurements. At the discretion of the Sign Officer, one or more requirements of this division may be waived for temporary signs.
      (3)   Applications shall be submitted with the proper fee as established by the Town Council in Chapter 36 of this code  and, for illuminated signs, any required electrical permit.
      (4)   The Sign Officer shall approve or disapprove applications within 30 days of receiving a completed application together with the required fee.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06; Am. Ord. 07-08, As Amended, passed 6-18-07; Am. Ord. 2012-1, passed 4-2-12)