7A.10.3   PORTABLE SIGNS
   A.    - Maximum Area Allotment
      1.   The following may have .  Additional may apply to individual types.
 
IR, RH, SR, SH, RX-1, RX-2, R-1 MH-1 R-2, R-3 MH-2, O-1
16 sq. ft.
32 sq. ft.
64 sq. ft.
O-2, O-3, P, RV, NC RVC, C-1, -2, -3, OCR-1, -2, MU, U, PI, I-1, I-2
32 sq. ft.
64 sq. ft.
128 sq. ft.
Table 4 - Portable Maximum Area Allotment
   B.    - General
      1.   Ground and Mounted General
         These apply to ground mounted and -mounted for a .  The may be attached by cords to posts and other supports and include posters, , , and other similar types. Ground-mounted includes affixed to the ground, placed on the ground, or attached to a perimeter or fence that faces the .
      2.   No illumination is permitted.
      3.   Ground-Mounted General
         Maximum area per in a residential is 16 square feet and in a non-residential 32 square feet unless otherwise regulated by another type standard.
         a.   Maximum Height: Ten feet.
         b.   Minimum : Ten feet.
         c.   Maximum Number on a :  No more than four shall be allowed for the first 300 feet of . An additional may be allowed for each additional 75  feet of a but not to exceed a total of eight for a .
         d.   Materials:  A ground-mounted shall be made of similar materials such as non-pliable  or taut materials.  A shall not be a ground-mounted made of a pliable fabric such as cloth with multiple supports unless stated otherwise in Article 7A.
         e.   Spacing of ground-mounted at a shall consist of the following:
            (1)   Lots with a of 150 feet or greater may have up to four 32 per each 150 feet with at least a minimum of a 30 foot distance between the individual .  Two of the four whose areas combined do not exceed 32 square feet may have a distance between each other that is closer than 30 feet. An individual under 32 square feet in area and not grouped with another must be at a minimum a distance of 15 feet from another .
            (2)   Lots with a less than 150 feet but greater or equal to 75 feet may have up to two 32 with a 30 foot distance between the .  If the two signs combined area does not exceed 32 square feet the signs may be placed at a distance between each other that is closer than 30 feet. An individual under 32 square feet in area and not grouped with another must be at a minimum a distance of 15 feet from another .
            (3)   Lots with a less than 75 feet may have one up to 32 square feet in area.
      4.    -Mounted General
         A -mounted may not exceed 32 square feet on an , 16 square feet on a or eight square feet on a -mounted are not allowed on a dwelling unit.
   C.   Portable - Additional
      1.   
         a.   An is an on- non-illuminated temporarily authorized for one  year used to advertise the location, goods or services offered on the . The must be made of a durable, rigid material such as, but not limited to, wood, plastic or metal.
         b.    are prohibited from any form of illumination, animation, movement and miscellaneous attachments including, but not limited to, balloons, ribbons, speakers etc.
         c.    are not permitted in the public except where a temporary revocable easement has been granted for their placement.
         d.   Maximum Height and Width
            The when placed in an open position must not exceed a height of 30 inches from ground level to the top of the and be no more than 30 inches wide.
         e.   Maximum Number
            One per business. The must be removed from the at the close of business.
         f.   Districts
             are regulated by : they are permitted in the commercial and industrial , planned area , pedestrian business and historic subject to subsection below. Subject to the other restrictions under this section, are allowed in all districts to advertise those businesses immediately to and affected by road or water construction.
         g.   Historic
            An may be permitted in a historic after review and approval by the planning and development services , the applicable historic advisory board and the Tucson Pima County Historical Commission.
         h.   Decal Required
            A decal issued by the for placement of any shall be displayed on the upper right hand corner of each visible advertising face. An authorized to be located in the City's public shall display a decal of a different color than not authorized to be in the public .
         i.   Permission Required
            The permission of the property owner for use of the is also required.
         j.    Maintenance
            The shall be properly maintained.
         k.   Application Process
            By signing and submitting the application the applicant verifies the following:
            (1)   The property owner or management company is in compliance with their current lease agreement in regard to the permissibility of ; and,
            (2)   The applicant is responsible to research and verify information to ensure that the proposed location of the is on private property and is not located in the City's public .
         l.    Inspection
            A inspection is not required as part of the application and permit process for that are not located in the public . For located in the public , the zoning administrator may require inspection or additional inspections of the to ensure proper placement.
         m.   Refunds
            No refunds of application or annual permit fees will be given under any circumstance.
         n.   Placement
            The must be located at least two feet back from the face of the curb. No shall be located in a median, driving lane, parking aisles or spaces. An is not permitted in the City's public without a temporary revocable easement. An shall be placed so that a minimum four feet is left clear for pedestrian passage on all sidewalks and walkways. An shall only be placed at grade level and shall not be placed on walls, boulders, planters, vehicles, other or any other type of .
         o.   Temporary Revocable Easement
            (1)   A license to permit the placement of a temporary in the public may be granted administratively by the zoning administrator upon the written terms and conditions as are required by the zoning administrator and contained in the written license agreement. The applicant will submit a written application upon a form to be supplied by the office of the zoning administrator. The zoning administrator will then approve or deny such application. A license to permit an in the public shall not be granted until all other applicable permit requirements contained in this Code are met.
            (2)   If at any time after a license is granted, any portion of the public occupied and used by the licensee may be needed or required by the or the licensee fails to maintain the permitted so as to block pedestrian traffic, visibility, or as described by such specific terms and conditions set forth by the zoning administrator, any license granted pursuant to this section may be revoked by the and all rights there under are terminated. The licensee shall and will promptly remove all property belonging to the licensee from the public area upon receipt of written notice of revocation. If removal is not accomplished by the licensee within the time specified in the notice, the will cause the to be removed and stored and the cost thereof shall be charged to the licensee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any placed in of the provisions of this section is deemed to be a public and subject to removal by the .
         p.   Removal of
            In addition to the penalties described below, the zoning  administrator may remove any that is placed in of the . The zoning administrator may immediately remove, without prior notice, any illegally placed in the or visibility triangle, or that for any reason presents an immediate hazard. For any otherwise illegally placed, the zoning administrator may remove the after providing reasonable notice to the responsible
      2.   Commercial Flags, , and Flags
         In commercial and industrial , in lieu of the area allotment, an applicant may use four commercial flags, , or flags using two colors with one additional .
(Am. Ord. 11803, 12/8/2020)