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A. The provisions of this chapter shall govern and control the erection, alteration, and maintenance of all signs and outdoor display structures, together with their appurtenant and auxiliary devices, with respect to location, size, content, construction, structure, and fire safety.
B. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
1. Flags, symbols, or crests of nations, states, municipalities or other governmental units or political, fraternal, religious, or civic organizations, provided the number of such flags does not exceed four (4). One flag displaying the name or logo of a company or business shall be allowed; provided, that it is flown along with the American flag and shall not be larger than said flag. These flags shall be flown in accordance with protocol established by the congress of the United States for the stars and stripes.
2. Signs or other materials temporarily displayed in conjunction with traditionally accepted patriotic, religious or local holidays or events, or official government public notices.
3. The erection, construction, and maintenance of official traffic, fire and police signs, signals and devices and markings of the nation, state, county or municipality.
4. Nonluminous directional or informational signs of a public nature.
5. Residential garage sale signs not exceeding six (6) square feet and located upon premises where the sale is taking place.
6. Real estate signs not exceeding six (6) square feet in area, which advertise the sale, rental, or lease of the premises upon which said signs are located only. These signs shall be removed within five (5) days following the sale or lease of the property being advertised for sale or lease.
7. Bulletin boards not exceeding thirty two (32) square feet in area, for public, charitable, or religious institutions which are located on the premises of said institutions.
8. Memorial signs or tablets, names of buildings and date of erection when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other noncombustible materials.
9. Identification/occupational signs not exceeding one square foot in size.
10. Signs erected inside a building not visible through windows.
11. Name and address plates giving only the name and address of the resident of the building for one- and two-family dwellings.
12. Signs not exceeding two (2) square feet in area giving warning, e.g., beware of dog, no trespassing, or no dumping, and not to exceed four (4) per lot, except the code official may permit additional such signs under proven special circumstances. (1999 Code § 19.02)