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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sign Review?
Sign review involves a detailed and technical review for any plan for the construction or alteration of a sign.
When is a Sign Review required?
A sign review is required for any exterior signage including commercial wall, projecting or ground signs, construction signs, temporary signage, and signs in residential areas. Prior to the construction or alteration of a sign, the Planning Department must review and approve the application. The following are signs for which a sign permit and/or review are required (as listed in section 1.04(C)-1.09(F)):

  1. Construction sign
  2. Parking district
  3. Canopy sign (on valance)
  4. Ground sign
  5. Name letter sign
  6. Portable Valet sign
  7. Post-mounted projecting sign
  8. Rear entry sign
  9. Temporary portable sign in the public right-of-way
  10. Temporary sign advertising nonresidential property
  11. Temporary sign in nonresidential districts
  12. Wall sign
  13. Bulletin board sign
  14. Churches, schools, community centers, and health care facilities, buildings housing government functions & municipal, county and state utilities sign
  15. Multiple family residential sign
  16. Temporary sign for churches and private schools
  17. Traffic/direction sign on grounds of public, charitable or religious institutions

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Please contact a city planner for further information.

Sign Review  Requirements

The following items must accompany a sign review application

  • Color minimum 8 1/2” x 11” Photo of Existing Building Without Signage
  • Scaled color rendering or minimum 8 1/2” x 11” photo of building with signage showing
    • Length of building
    • Height above grade of sign
    • Sign height and width (Letters, Logo, and/or Background)
    • Dimensions from sign to each end of the building or tenant space
    • Dimensions from sign to the top and bottom of the sign band
    • Location of all existing and proposed lighting fixtures
    • A landscape plan showing all existing and proposed planting and screening materials (for ground signs only)
    • Site plan showing location of sign (ground signs only)
    • Any existing signage with dimensions
  • Color measured drawing of sign:
    • Height and width of background, letters and logo
    • PMS Color numbers
    • Sign Materials
    • Cut view of sign showing:
      • Thickness of sign background and / or letters.(Letters must be a minimum 1/4” thick)
      • Electrical details
      • Mounting details
  • Lighting Information:
    • Cut sheet of proposed lighting including:
      • Exact fixture size specifications
      • Fixture color
      • Fixture Style
      • Bulb type and wattage
      • Manufacturer
  • Color minimum 8 ½ ” x 11” photos of adjacent buildings
  • Prohibited Sign Types:
    • Billboards, light box signs, pole signs, roof signs, parked vehicle signs and trailer signs are not permitted
    • No sign may be painted directly onto any building surface