Prohibited Signs

The following signs are prohibited in all zoning districts:

  • Signs constituting traffic hazards
    • Any sign located in a manner or place so as to constitute a hazard to traffic as demonstrated by the administrator.
  • Signs in public right-of-way or easement: 
    • Any freestanding sign located in a public right-of-way or easement, or extending over into a public right-of-way or easement, except as otherwise allowed by this chapter. The administrator may remove any sign located within a public right-of-way.
  • Signs obstructing passages: 
    • Any sign that obstructs or substantially interferes with any window, door, fire escape, stairway, ladder or opening intended to provide light, air, ingress or egress for any building.
  • Off-premises advertising signs: 
    • Billboards and other types of off-premises advertising signs, unless otherwise allowed by this chapter.
  • Flashing devices: 
    • Any flashing device or sign displaying flashing or intermittent lights or lights of changing degrees of intensity, except a sign indicating time and/or temperature, with changes alternating on not less than a five-second level.
  • Moving devices: 
    • Any moving signs or device to attract attention, all or any part of which moves by any means, including motion by the movement of the atmosphere or by electrical or other means, including but not limited to pennants, flags, propellers or discs, whether or not any said device has a written message. Moving devices may, however, be allowed if in compliance with Section 12.8(M) or 12.9(J).
  • Posted signs: 
    • Any sign posted to utility poles, trees, fences, rocks or other signs.
  • Copies of official signs: 
    • Any sign which is a copy or an imitation of an official sign, or which purports to have official status.
  • Portable signs.
  • Roof signs.
  • Signs not permitted: 
    • Any sign not expressly permitted elsewhere in this ordinance.