Temporary Signs

Subdivision Development Signs and “For Sale” or “For Lease” Signs


  • Subdivision development signs and “for sale” or ‘for lease” signs may be erected upon approval of the Administrative Official provided such sign(s) relate only to the property on which they are located or have a letter of permission from the property owner. No such sign(s) may be erected unless a permit has been secured.
  • The sign can not exceed 96 square feet in surface area.
  • The sign can not exceed 15 feet in height.
  • Not more than 1 such sign may be erected for each 30 acres in the area under current development.
  • Placement of such signs are subject to approval of the Building Official and must not constitute a visibility hazard.
  • The sign must be removed when 95% of the available lots have been sold to owner/occupants.
  • A letter of permission from the property owner of the land where the sign is erected is required.

Signs Advertising Occasional Sales (including garage sales, patio and porch sales)


  • Signs Advertising Occasional Sales (including garage sales, patio and porch sales) are limited to 2 signs not to exceed 4 square feet and must meet the following requirements.
  • The sign must be removed within 7 days of the sale.
  • The sign may be internally or indirectly lighted; however, such light or lights can not be of a flashing, intermittent moving or similarly lighted type. Any such sign located within a residential zoning district can not be lighted.
  • No sign can be erected or maintained in such a manner as to obstruct free and clear vision.
  • The sign must be located on private property with permission from the property owner.

Seasonal Signs for the Purpose of Advertising Seasonal Events


Seasonal signs for the purpose of advertising events may be erected within the following guidelines:
  • Each organization must register with Building Inspection Department prior to the erection of any such sign.
  • The maximum size sign is 32 square feet.
  • Each sign must be located on private property.
  • Such signs may be erected for a maximum of 30 days.
  • No sign can be erected or maintained in such a manner as to obstruct free and clear vision.

Portable/Promotional Signs


Portable/promotional signs are subject to the following restrictions:
  • No such sign may be erected unless a permit therefore is first procured from the Administrative Official.
  • No permit fee is required for a temporary sign for public, religious, school, or charitable institution.
  • The sign can not exceed 32 square feet in size.
  • The sign permit may be issued for a maximum of 30 days. Upon expiration of a permit, the sign must be removed from the premises and a new permit will not be issued for 60 days.
  • No more than 4 permits per property will be issued within a 12 month period.
  • The sign must be set back a minimum of 15 feet from the curb or edge of pavement, completely out of City right-of-way.
  • The sign can not be located within the intersection visibility triangle area and must not obstruct visibility of motorists or pedestrians.
  • Such sign may be internally or indirectly lighted; however, such light or lights may not be of a flashing, intermittent moving or similarly lighted type. Any such sign located within a residential zoning district can not be lighted.
  • The sign must be located on private property.

New Homebuilder Directional Signs


New homebuilder directional signs are subject to the following restrictions:
  • Signs may be erected after 4:00 p.m. on Friday evenings and must be removed by 8:00 a.m. on Monday mornings; and
  • The sign must be set back a minimum of 15 feet from the curb or edge of pavement, completely out of City right-of-way.
  • The sign can not be located within the intersection visibility triangle area and must not obstruct visibility of motorists or pedestrians.

Non-Exempt Political Signs


The erection or display of a political sign more than 2 weeks before the commencement of early voting for an election or more than 10 days after the election is prohibited if the sign:
  • is more than eight feet in height
  • has an effective area of greater than 36 square feet
  • is illuminated
  • has any moving elements
  • is located within the visibility triangle.
A person who erects or maintains a sign which contains primarily a political message on a temporary basis on a sign generally available for rent or purchase to carry commercial advertising or other messages that are not primarily political must comply with the regulations applicable to that type of sign.