Article 2. Permits, Fees, And Inspections
A. Minor maintenance and repairs to existing signs for which a valid permit was obtained at the time of the initial installation;
B. Repainting without the alteration of existing signs for which a valid permit was obtained at the time of the initial installation;
C. Signs for the public safety and convenience and required for the enforcement of private property rights, such as "Entrance", "Parking", "Office", "No Trespassing", or "No Parking", provided not more than two (2) such signs are maintained on each street, courtyard, or alley frontage on each site area and provided such signs do not exceed one hundred fifty (150) square inches in area in any residential zone or four (4) square feet in any commercial or industrial zone;
D. Public notice signs, such as notices to remove weeds;
E. Yard signs as permitted by section 10-4-806 of this chapter, except distribution permits as required by subsection 10-4-806C of this chapter; and
F. Flags, banners and pennants as permitted by section 10-4-320 of this chapter, that are not attached to a flagpole but are attached to a building. (Ord. 80-O-1775, eff. 12-5-1980; amd. Ord. 96-O-2268, eff. 10-18-1996; Ord. 04-O-2457, eff. 11-30-2004; Ord. 05-O-2459, eff. 1-5-2005; Ord. 05-O-2476, eff. 7-5-2005; Ord. 05-O-2480, eff. 9-2-2005)
A. No sign permit shall become valid until the applicant has paid to the director of finance administration a permit fee for fees in an amount or amounts as may have been established by resolution of the council.
B. No fee shall be required for graphics, murals, etchings, or stained or painted glass that has no name, logo, symbol, or commercial identification attached or associated therewith, or for signs for the public safety and convenience, or for the signs described in section 10-4-202 of this article and subsection 10-4-806C of this chapter.
C. Whenever any sign for which a permit fee is required pursuant to subsection A of this section has been installed, replaced, oraltered without first having obtained a permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected, whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be five (5) times the amount of the permit fee required pursuant to this code and shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law. (Ord. 80-O-1775, eff. 12-5-1980; amd. Ord. 04-O-2457, eff. 11-30-2004; Ord. 05-O-2459, eff. 1-5-2005; Ord. 05-O-2476, eff. 7-5-2005; Ord. 05-O-2480, eff. 9-2-2005)
A. 1969 Ordinance: Any lawfully existing sign, including its structural supports, which is nonconforming to the requirements of this chapter as adopted by the council in 1969, shall be removed or made to conform to the requirements of this chapter within a period of five (5) years commencing November 20, 1969.
B. 1980 Amendments: Any lawfully existing sign, including its structural supports, which conforms to the provisions of the 1969 sign ordinance but which is nonconforming to the requirements of the 1980 amendments to this chapter, shall be removed or made to conform as a condition of, or prior to, the issuance of any sign permit on and after December 5, 1980, for the same business, residence, or location.
C. Exception: Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections A and B of this section, the architectural commission may grant a sign accommodation pursuant to article 9 of this chapter to allow a legally nonconforming existing sign to be retained if the nonconforming sign is designated as a city landmark in accordance with chapter 3, article 32 of this title or if the architectural commission finds that such sign is a contributing element of a building that has been designated as a landmark in accordance with chapter 3, article 32 of this title. (Ord. 80-O-1775, eff. 12-5-1980; amd. Ord. 93-O-2181, eff. 11-19-1993)