§ 160.576  EXEMPTIONS.
   The following signs may be allowed in addition to the signs permitted in § 160.572 [Allowed and unauthorized sign types in each district]. Exempt signs do not require the issuance of a sign permit, but must be in conformance with all other state laws and local ordinances.
   (a)   Integral signs. Integral to the building structure, the sign shall be allowed up to 3 square feet in area.
   (b)   Pennants. Pennants shall be limited to a maximum sign area of 1 square foot per pennant. Pennants are allowed up to 60 days per calendar year at any one business location.
   (c)   Private traffic direction signs.
      (1)   Signs directing traffic movement onto and out of a commercial, industrial, institutional, office, recreational, apartment, town houses [in the AD 3-5 forms], and manufactured home park uses may have one 9-square-foot sign, 6 feet in height at each vehicular entrance onto a public way (street or alley). These uses may have two interior traffic directional signs of 6 square feet and 4 feet in height. One additional interior traffic directional sign may be added for each 43,560 square feet of lot area up to a maximum of six interior traffic directional signs.
      (2)   Fifty percent of the sign area of each sign shall be used for traffic information.
   (d)   Public signs. Signs of a noncommercial nature and in the public interest erected by or on the order of a public officer in the performance of his or her duties shall be allowed through public works based upon the adopted edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
      Signs of a noncommercial nature and in the public interest erected by the property owner and on the owners property, shall be limited to 6 square feet.
      Where a federal, state, or local law requires a property owner to post a sign on the owner's property to warn of a danger or to prohibit access to the property either generally or specifically, the owner must comply with the federal, state, or local law to exercise that authority by posting a sign on the property.
   (e)   Public utility signs. Public utility equipment including, but not limited to, utility boxes and utility service equipment, may have attached to them signs not exceeding a total area of 6 square feet, provided the signs do not materially obstruct the vision at any street intersection.
   (f)   Home occupations. A one-square-foot wall sign.
   (g)   Signs in parks. Signs may be located on parks property [Open 1, Open 2]. Signs shall not exceed a total of 100 square feet.
   (h)   Noncommercial yard signs. Noncommercial signs shall not exceed 9 square feet per sign in any residential parcel [DD1-7; AD1-4; MD1-3]. Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet and 8 feet in height in any nonresidential parcel [NF1-2; BCF1-4; RE1-6; WM1-4]. Signs shall be outside of the public right-of-way (see § 155.001 "Signs upon, over public ways"). Each sign may be displayed for up to 90 days per calendar year per property.
   (i)   Commercial yard signs. Commercial signs shall not exceed 100 square feet and 8 feet in height per nonresidential parcel [NF1-2; BCF1-4; RE1-6; WM1-4]. Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet and 8 feet in height in any multifamily parcel [MD1-4]. Signs shall not exceed a total of 9 square feet in any residential parcel [DD1-7; AD1-4]. Signs shall be mounted as adhesive wall, freestanding or portable, and maintained in a legible manner as well as secured against overturning and shall be removed upon the completion of the project. The signs may be displayed 60 days prior to and 7 days after the event for which they are intended.
   (j)   Construction fencing screening. For new construction, remodeling or other modifications during which there is no occupancy of the building and for which fencing of the construction site is provided, screening attached to the fence may bear images of the proposed project along with commercial messages related to the sale, rental leasing or construction of the project, provided that text and numbers shall occupy no more than the larger of the following area:
      (1)    Forty percent of the area of the screening on the construction fence along each street frontage.
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.57.060)  (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 66-85, passed 7-29-1985; Ord. 29-87, passed 5-4-1987; Ord. 74-92, passed 8-3-1992; Ord. 40-94, passed 5-2-1994; Ord. 81-94, passed 9-6-1994; Ord. 138-95, passed 11-6-1995; Ord. 94-96, passed 9-3-1996; Ord. 10-97, passed 2-3-1997; Ord. 22-97, passed 4-7-1997; Ord. 56-97, passed 8-4-1997; Ord. 71-97, passed 10-6-1997; Ord. 45-98, passed 5-4-1998; Ord. 35-99, passed 3-15-1999; Ord. 82-99, passed 8-2-1999; Ord. 87-01, passed 10-1-2001; Ord. 21-03, passed 3-3-2003; Ord. 141-06, passed 11-6-2006; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013; Ord. 33-18, passed 5-2- 2018; Ord. 7-20, passed 1-21-2020; Ord. 16-21, passed 2-2-2021)