§ 1209  EXEMPT SIGNS.
   The following signs may be displayed as long as they meet the requirements in the  Requirements for Exempt Signs table set forth below. A sign permit is NOT REQUIRED to display signs which are in conformance with this section, and such signs shall not be counted when calculating the number of signs permitted per property.
 
Requirements for Exempt Signs
Type
Criteria for Display
Accessory Sign
2 square feet maximum each area.
Address Sign
1 per address. 1.5 square feet maximum area. Must be attached to the building or mounted on a spot not more than 4 feet high which is setback at least 3 feet from the public right-of-way.
Charitable/Civic Signs
   Announcement/bulletin board
1 per property. 12 square feet maximum area.
   Temporary event
6 square feet maximum area. Must be removed within 48 hours after the end of the event.
Construction Signs
1 per project. Setback at least 10 feet from the street lot line, or one-half the building setback distance, whichever is less. Shall not be erected prior to 48 hours before start of construction, and shall be removed within 48 hours after completion of the construction project.
   One single-family or duplex
16 square feet maximum area.
   Other use or project
32 square feet maximum area.
Directional Sign
   Perimeter
2 per curb cut permitted. No advertising. May be illuminated.
   Internal
Number to be determined by Sign Officer or through development plan review.
For Sale/Rent/Lease
2 per property. Shall be removed within 48 hours after sale/rent/lease of property.
   Residential use
6 square feet maximum area.
   Other - frontage 0 - 100 ft.
20 square feet maximum area.
   Other - frontage 100+ ft.
50 square feet maximum area.
Government Sign
Any sign required by any federal, state, or local law or agency may be displayed without any other agency approval.
Home Occupation/Farm Promotion Accessory
1 sign, 4 square feet maximum area. May be building-mounted or freestanding.
Incidental Sign
2 sq. ft. combined area per business/use.
Memorial Sign
2 square feet maximum area.
Political Sign
6 square feet maximum area.  May only be displayed on private property. Signs relating to any election or referendum must be removed within 48 hours after the end of said election or referendum.
Special Event Sign
6 square feet maximum area. May only be displayed on the site of the event or other private property. May not be installed in the right-of-way of a public street. Signs may be installed no more than 7 days prior to the event and must be removed within 48 hours after the event. Signs for a single multi-day event may be installed for a total of no more than 21 days.
Window Sign
   Non-illuminated
Maximum size is 15% of window area in which displayed.
   Illuminated
1 illuminated window sign, not to exceed 2 square feet in area may be displayed per (facade/business).
Yard or Garage Sale
4.5 square feet maximum area. Shall not be erected prior to 24 hours before sale, and shall be removed within 24 hours after the end of the sale.
 
(Ord. passed 10-30-06; Am. Ord. 07-08, As Amended, passed 6-18-07; Am. Ord. 2012-1, passed 4-2-12)