Chapter 18.150
SIGN REGULATION ORDINANCE

Sections:

Article I. General Provisions

18.150.010    Short title.

18.150.020    Purpose and scope of chapter.

18.150.030    Interpretation.

18.150.040    Definitions.

Article II. Application of Regulations

18.150.050    Conformity of signs.

18.150.060    Construction standards.

18.150.070    Sign permit.

18.150.080    Fees.

18.150.090    Exempt signs for which no sign permit is required.

Article III. Sign Requirements

18.150.100    General provisions.

18.150.110    Types of signs which are permitted, permitted only upon successful application for a conditional use permit, and signs which are not permitted in each zoning district – Sign standards.

18.150.120    Exceptions and qualifications for specific sign types.

18.150.130    Visual appearance of signage along major streets.

18.150.140    Prohibited signs.

Article IV. Nonconforming Signs

18.150.150    Nonconforming signs.

Article V. Enforcement and Appeals

18.150.160    Enforcement.

18.150.170    Appeals.

Article I. General Provisions

18.150.010 Short title.

This chapter shall be known as the Riverton City sign regulation ordinance. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-320-101.]

18.150.020 Purpose and scope of chapter.

Because Riverton City is a large, diverse and rapidly expanding municipality, the city council finds that consistent sign control is necessary. The provisions of this chapter are made to establish reasonable, objective and constitutional time, place, and manner regulations for all signs in Riverton City which are visible to the public. Within those legal constraints, sign regulations adopted under this chapter are necessary to protect the general public health, safety, welfare, convenience, and aesthetics; to protect and enhance property values; and to protect and enhance the natural setting of the city. At the same time, this chapter is also intended to reasonably serve the public’s need to be given helpful directions and to be informed of available products, businesses, and services. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-320-102.]

18.150.030 Interpretation.

In interpreting and applying this chapter, the sign area requirements contained herein are declared to be the maximum allowable for the purpose set forth. The types of signs allowed by this chapter are fully described herein. Sign types not specifically set forth within this chapter are prohibited. This chapter shall not nullify more restrictive provisions of covenants, agreements, easements, deed restrictions, other ordinances, or laws, but shall prevail over such provisions which are less restrictive. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-320-103.]

18.150.040 Definitions.

The terms, phrases, words and their derivatives shall have the meaning as stated and defined in this chapter unless the context indicates a contrary meaning. Terms defined in this title shall have the same meaning when used in this chapter. Where inconsistent with definitions in other provisions of this title, the definitions found in this chapter shall be applied to this chapter.

“Abandoned sign” is a sign that is left on property for a period of time in excess of 45 calendar days after the business or use that it advertises has moved to another location or ceased doing business.

“A-frame sign” is a freestanding, permanently permitted portable sign usually constructed of two separate sign faces attached at the top.

“Animated sign” is a sign with parts or sections which revolve or move or which has flashing or intermittent lights, but not including time and temperature signs or electronic signs.

“Awning sign” is a sign constructed of a framework that is mounted to a building or canopy. The framework is usually covered with a light fabric that may be translucent. The awning cover may contain advertising or identifying copy, graphics, or design and may be backlighted. Awnings used strictly as protective structures for windows and doors and having no sign copy or design are not signs and may display the building address only.

“Backlighted sign” is a sign with the light source positioned inside or behind the sign face, such as behind raised letters and awnings or inside sign cabinets, the lighting source of which is not itself visible to the observer.

“Banner” is any cloth, bunting, plastic, paper, or similar material used for temporary advertising which is attached to or appended from a building.

“Bench sign” is a sign that is applied to the back of a bench located at a bus stop designated by the Utah Transit Authority.

“Billboard sign” is a freestanding ground sign designed or intended to direct attention to a business, product, or service that is not sold, offered or existing on the property where the billboard is located.

“Changeable copy sign” is a sign on which the text or copy is changed manually or electronically.

“Conforming sign” is a sign that meets all provisions of this chapter.

“Construction sign” is a sign, on-premises or off-premises, which directs to, identifies or describes the development or construction of a use, building or buildings which are planned or currently underway located within the city boundaries.

“Copy” is the wording on the display surface of a sign.

“Directional sign” is a sign limited to directional messages such as one way, entrance and exit and has no advertising copy.

“Directory sign” means a variation of a monument or wall sign on which the names and locations of occupants or the use of a building or property is identified, but which does not include any advertising message.

“Electronic message sign” is a display consisting of an array of light sources, panels, or disks that are electronically activated.

“Extending sign” is a sign that projects more than 24 inches from a wall.

“Freestanding sign” is a sign that is self-supported by poles, pylons, or other structural supports mounted in the ground.

“Freeway-oriented sign” is an on-premises sign located on and providing advertising for a regional commercial site which is adjacent to a limited access highway or freeway.

“Illegal sign” is any sign that violates any provision of the Riverton City Code or is determined to not be a conforming sign.

“Illuminated or lighted sign” is a sign equipped with artificial lighting devices for the purpose of improving the sign’s visibility.

“Inflated sign” is any advertising device that is supported by heated or forced-air or lighter-than-air gases.

“Kiosk sign” is a structure with four sides or less upon which a subdivision, planned residential development, homebuilder, multifamily development or public service sign panel may be mounted.

“Low-maintenance sign” is a sign composed of sign materials that do not require frequent replacement, painting, or refurbishing as a result of exposure to the elements.

“Maintenance” means to repair, refurbish, repaint, or otherwise keep an existing billboard and its structure safe and in a state suitable for use, including signs destroyed or damaged by vandalism, an act of God, or casualty.

“Major pylon sign” is a freestanding sign, not more than 25 feet in height.

“Major street construction” means the repair or reconstruction of a street where access to adjacent properties is restricted for more than seven consecutive days.

“Minor pylon sign” is a freestanding sign, not more than 12 feet in height.

“Monument sign” is a freestanding identification, advertising or business sign which is supported by a base which is equal to or greater than the width of the sign and is mounted permanently in the ground.

“Nameplate sign” is a wall sign indicating the name and/or occupation of a person or persons residing on the premises or legally occupying the premises, or indicating a home occupation legally existing on the premises.

“Neighborhood entryway sign” is a permanent sign used to identify the main entrance(s) of a neighborhood, which is incorporated into an approved wall or fence.

“Noncommercial sign” is any structure, housing, sign, device, figure, statuary, painting, display, message, placard or other contrivance, which is designed, constructed, created, engineered, intended or used to provide data or information that does not do any of the following:

(1) Advertise a product or service for profit or for a business purpose;

(2) Propose a commercial transaction; or

(3) Relate solely to economic interests.

“Off-premises sign” is a sign indicating the availability of goods or services at a location other than the location of the sign.

“On-premises sign” is a sign located on the property that it serves.

“Pedestal sign” is a portable sign supported by a column or columns and a base.

“Pole sign” is a freestanding sign which is supported by a pole or poles mounted permanently to the ground.

“Political sign” is any sign that supports the candidacy of any candidate for public office or conveys a message relating to any other political issue.

“Portable reader sign” is a reader sign that is mounted on a portable framework and intended for temporary use.

“Portable sign” is any sign which is prominently displayed to identify, advertise, direct, or promote any person, product, company, entity or service, and which is movable in nature, such as A-frames, pedestals, signs on vehicles, banners attached to freestanding poles, or similar signs which are not permanently installed in the ground.

“Projecting sign” is a sign that is attached to and projects from a building, pole or other support.

“Promotional sign” is a temporary device such as banners, streamers, flags, balloons, pennants, searchlights, and inflated signs.

“Reader sign” is a changeable copy display that allows for the manual or electrical changing of the copy or text.

“Roof sign” is a sign which is supported wholly or in part by and which projects over a roof.

“Sculptured sign” is a free-form or three-dimensional sign that has a depth greater than two feet.

“Sign” means materials placed or constructed, or light projected, that (1) conveys a message or image and (2) is used to inform or attract the attention of the public. Some examples of signs are materials or lights meeting the definition of the preceding sentence and which are commonly referred to as signs, placards, A-boards, posters, billboards, murals, diagrams, banners, flags, or projected slides, images or holograms, and also includes the structure, supports, lighting system attachments, and other features of the sign. The scope of the term “sign” does not depend on the content of the message or image conveyed.

“Sign alteration” is the changing or rearranging of any structural part, sign face, enclosure, lighting, coloring, copy (except on reader signs), graphics, component, or location of a sign.

“Sign area” is the portion of a sign used for display purposes, excluding the frame and supports. Only one side of a double-faced sign (covering the same subject) shall be used for computing the sign area when the signs are parallel (no greater than two feet apart) or diverge from a common edge by an angle not greater than 30 degrees. For signs that do not have defined display areas, sign area shall be the area of the smallest rectangle or square that will frame the display.

“Sign clearance” is the height of the lower edge of the face of a freestanding sign from the finished grade.

“Sign density” is the concentration of signs in a given area, frontage, district, or lot. “Density,” as used in this chapter, will usually be defined in terms of numbers of signs per lot or frontage.

“Sign design” is the form, features, colors, and overall appearance of a sign structure.

“Sign development plan” is a comprehensive plan for all signs proposed for a development and may include a combination of site plans, architectural elevations, and written specifications which illustrate and describe proposed location, height, design, colors, and materials for such signs.

“Sign height” is the height of a sign measured from the elevation of the nearest sidewalk or, if there is no sidewalk, from the nearest curb or, if there is no curb, from the elevation of the nearest street paving surface.

“Sign location” is the position on a property where a sign is to be placed.

“Sign separation” is the horizontal distance between signs measured parallel with the street or curb.

“Sign setback” is the horizontal distance between the property line (front or side) and the closest edge of the sign structure.

“Snipe sign” is a sign for which a permit has not been obtained which is attached to a public utility pole, service pole, support for another sign, fence, tree, etc.

“Structural modification” is any change other than incidental repairs that would prolong the life of the supporting members of the sign.

“Suspended sign” is a sign that overhangs a pedestrian walkway beneath a canopy, eave, or awning.

“Temporary sign” is any exterior sign, banner, pennant, valance, or advertising display constructed of paper, cloth, canvas, light fabric, cardboard, wallboard, or other light materials, with or without light frames, intended to be displayed for a short period of time. Examples of temporary signs include but are not limited to A-frame signs, balloons, banners, garage/yard sale signs, real estate signs, or special event signs.

“Vehicle sign” is a sign or advertising device that is attached to, painted on, placed upon, or supported by any truck, trailer, boat, other vehicle, or portable structure conspicuously or regularly parked on- or off-premises expressly to attract attention to a business, product, or promotion. This definition does not apply to signs or lettering on public transit vehicles, taxis, or company vehicles operating during the normal course of business or parked in a legally designated on-site parking space at the location of the company owning the vehicle.

“Wall sign” is a sign that is painted on or affixed to a building wall and projects not more than 12 inches from the wall. [Ord. 18-34 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-08 § 1(A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-320-104.]

Article II. Application of Regulations

18.150.050 Conformity of signs.

No sign shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, located, relocated, placed, replaced, restored, extended, enlarged, modified, altered, or repaired except in conformity with this title. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-321-101.]

18.150.060 Construction standards.

All sign construction and use shall comply with the International Building Code, the National Electrical Code, this chapter, and all federal, state and other applicable city regulations, including those concerning power line and other utility clearances. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-321-102.]

18.150.070 Sign permit.

(1) Permit Required. A sign permit shall be required prior to the erection, construction, reconstruction, location, relocation, placement, replacement, restoration, extension, enlargement, modification, alteration, repair, or use of any sign within the city, unless designated as an exempt sign in RCC 18.150.090. Sign permits requiring review of the city council are not automatically approved. Signs installed without a permit or in violation of the terms of a permit shall render the sign and its owner subject to the enforcement provisions of this chapter.

(2) Issuance. The planning department is empowered to:

(a) Issue permits to erect, construct, reconstruct, locate, relocate, place, replace, restore, extend, enlarge, modify, alter, repair or use signs which conform to this chapter and are a part of a sign development plan which has received approval of the city council; and

(b) Determine that all sign applications conform to this chapter.

(3) Zoning District Approval. Before any sign permit shall be issued, the planning department shall review the sign application to determine compliance with the land use provisions of the respective zone in which the relevant sign is found or proposed to be located.

(4) City Council Approval. Before a sign permit may be issued, the following levels of review and approval shall be obtained:

(a) A sign development plan for all nonresidential developments must be approved by the city council. A sign development plan may be reviewed and approved as a part of the applicant’s application for site plan approval;

(b) Revised sign development plans for existing developments must be approved by the planning commission where an existing sign is proposed to be relocated or undergo a material change to the height or width of the sign;

(c) A sign conditional use permit must be obtained where required by this chapter.

(5) City Staff Approval. All other sign permits may be approved by the planning department.

(6) Application Submittal. Permit applications for a temporary or permanent sign shall be made by submitting the following information to the planning department:

(a) Applications for Monument and Pole Signs.

(i) A site plan showing the relationship of the sign to buildings, other signs, and property lines and setbacks from public rights-of-way, intersections, easements and driveways;

(ii) Accurately dimensioned, scaled drawings showing height, color, dimensions, landscaping, sign composition, type of illumination, and how the sign will appear from the street;

(iii) Details of sign construction, including: electrical plan, foundation scheme, and value of the sign; and

(iv) Length of property street frontage.

(b) Applications for Wall Signs.

(i) Scaled drawings or accurate, scaled photos showing dimensions of both the building face and the sign, sign composition, and type of illumination;

(ii) An architectural elevation drawing of the sign on the building to show how the sign will appear from the street/parking area; and

(iii) Details of sign construction and attachment including an electrical plan, if applicable.

(c) Applications for Temporary Signs.

(i) Site plan showing the relationship of the sign(s) to buildings, property lines, and other signs; and setbacks from each public right-of-way, intersection, easement, and driveway existing and adjacent to the property on which the temporary sign is to be situated. The site plan does not need to be professionally drawn; and

(ii) Length of requested period for display.

(d) Applications for Off-Premises Development and Private Directional Signs. Written consent from the owner of the property upon which the sign will be located.

(e) Applications for Kiosk Signs.

(i) Written approval from the property owner of the proposed location for the kiosk sign;

(ii) A letter of approval from UDOT, if applicable;

(iii) A kiosk location plan shall be prepared showing the site of each kiosk;

(iv) An approved kiosk location plan shall be resubmitted for approval every 12 months; and

(v) An annual fee, in an amount established by resolution of the city council.

(f) Additional Information Required for All Sign Permits.

(i) Proof of current Riverton City business license, where applicable;

(ii) Business address and phone number;

(iii) Address of real property owner and phone number;

(iv) General or electrical contractor license, phone number, and address; and

(v) Estimated fair market value of the sign and its cost of manufacture or construction; and

(vi) Property owner approval.

(7) Expiration of Permit. All sign permits shall expire 180 days following the date of issuance of the sign permit by the planning department, unless the sign is fully constructed according to the plans submitted with the application for the sign permit. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-321-103.]

18.150.080 Fees.

Fees as established by resolution of the city council shall be paid at the time of the issuance of the sign permit. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-321-104.]

18.150.090 Exempt signs for which no sign permit is required.

The following types of signs are exempt from the permit requirements of this chapter, but shall be in compliance with all other applicable provisions:

(1) On-Premises Development or Construction Signs. Two on-premises development or construction signs per street frontage of at least 100 feet, each no larger than 64 square feet in area and not exceeding 10 feet in height and which comply with the same size, location, spacing and display period standards as an off-premises development sign, may be placed on real property on which new subdivisions or homes are being constructed. The permitted number of on-premises development or construction signs located on real property shall not increase with the participation of multiple developers or builders participating in the development project. These signs must be removed within one year from the date the last building permit is issued within the development.

(2) On-Premises Real Estate Sign – Small Lots. Lots with less than 200 feet of frontage on a street may display one on-premises sign per lot; provided, that the sign is securely attached to the ground; advertises only that the home on the lot is for sale or rent, including signs titled “For Rent,” “For Sale,” “Open House,” “For Lease,” or similar signs; is no larger than eight square feet in area; and does not exceed six feet in height. “Open house” signs may only be displayed for the duration of the open house or eight consecutive hours, whichever is less, and shall be removed within 30 minutes after the conclusion of the advertised “open house.”

(3) On-Premises Real Estate Sign – Large Lots. Notwithstanding the number limit in subsection (2) of this section, lots with 200 or more feet of frontage on a street may display two on-premises signs per lot, which are no larger than 16 square feet in area. The other provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall apply.

(4) Temporary Real Estate Directional Signs. Temporary real estate directional signs located to direct a potential customer to real property for sale or lease. The size of the sign shall not exceed four square feet and shall be placed at the entrance to the subdivision in which the subject property is located. The sign shall not be located within any public right-of-way, including park strip between curb and sidewalk, and shall be subject to the following:

(a) Directional signs to a residence shall be limited to one on-premises and three off-premises signs. If a realtor has more than one house open for inspection in a single development, off-premises signs are limited to four for the entire development;

(b) The signs are permitted only during daylight hours and when the realtor or seller or an agent is in attendance at the property for sale or lease; and

(c) The directional signs shall be a minimum of 25 feet from any other freestanding sign and outside the clear vision area at street intersections.

(5) Noncommercial Signs. Noncommercial signs, not exceeding eight square feet in size, located on private property with the owner’s permission. Noncommercial signage referring to a specific event must be removed 15 days after the event has occurred. Anywhere a display, structure or sign is permitted by this chapter, a noncommercial message may be placed on such display, structure or sign.

(6) Temporary Use On-Premises Sign. One 32-square-foot, temporary use on-premises sign placed in connection with a Christmas tree lot, fireworks stand or other temporary use that is approved and licensed by the city.

(7) Vacant Property Signs. Signs on undeveloped or vacant property including “No Dumping” or “No Trespassing” signs, provided the sign is eight square feet or less in area.

(8) Nameplates. A nameplate sign, provided the sign is no larger than four square feet in area.

(9) Directional Signs. Service or directional signs or signs located only on private property and not exceeding four square feet in area, which serve to designate the location or direction to any use or structure on the premises such as signs titled “Entrance,” “Exit,” “Parking,” “Restrooms,” “No Smoking,” or “Delivery.”

(10) Public Necessity or Regulatory Signs. Public necessity or regulatory signs which warn or inform as required by law, if erected by or on behalf of public agencies.

(11) Window Signs. Window signs, including posters, messages or displays painted or mounted on the interior side of a window; provided, that no more than 50 percent of the total window area on which the sign is located is covered.

(12) Garage/Yard Sale Signs. Temporary home production or garage sale signs on private property in residential zones; provided, that sign is no larger than four square feet in area.

(13) Public/Quasi-Public Signs. Flags, banners or pennants of governments, public agencies or institutions.

(14) Civic and Nonprofit Events. Signs which announce events, activities, or celebrations sponsored by, or conducted in conjunction with, Riverton City, Salt Lake County or the state of Utah. While no permit is required, such signs shall comply with the requirements and provisions of this chapter, including RCC 18.150.120(12).

(15) Interior Signs. Interior signs or signs used within buildings and not intentionally positioned to be visible from the outside.

(16) Temporary Banners and Freestanding Signs Placed during Holiday Periods. In addition to the display periods specified in RCC 18.150.120(12)(b), a business may display one banner, securely attached to the building facade, and one freestanding sign during the holiday periods specified below. Freestanding holiday signs shall not be larger than 50 square feet in size. The sign may be erected in front of the business on private property and shall be securely attached to the ground. The holiday periods during which temporary banners and freestanding signs may be displayed are as follows:

(a) Presidents’ Day. Four days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(b) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Four calendar days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(c) Memorial Day. Four days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(d) Independence Day. June 30th through July 3rd, and July 5th;

(e) Pioneer Day. July 20th through July 23rd, and July 25th;

(f) Labor Day. Four calendar days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(g) Columbus Day. Four calendar days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(h) Veterans’ Day. Four calendar days before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and one calendar day after the holiday;

(i) Thanksgiving. One calendar day before the date of the holiday, on the holiday and four calendar days after the holiday; and

(j) Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s Day. December 15th through January 2nd.

(17) Art. Art or art forms that do not contain or imply any commercial message.

(18) Temporary Signs during Road Construction. Temporary signs displayed during periods of major road construction, as described by RCC 18.150.120(13), or any successor section.

(19) Handheld Signs. Commercial handheld signs; provided, that each is no larger than six square feet in size, is displayed only during daylight hours, and is subject to the limitations of RCC 18.150.140(2).

(20) New Building Construction – Temporary Signs. Shall be approved for 30 days before the estimated date of certificate of occupancy, and last until 14 days after the certificate of occupancy is issued; normal temporary sign ordinances apply.

(21) Political Signs. Political signs may be displayed without permit and are allowed; provided, that the signs are not erected in such a manner as to constitute a roof sign, are not located on property in a way that constitutes a safety or visibility problem and are not erected on utility poles, street signs or in public rights-of-way. Political signs lawfully erected without a sign permit must be located on private property with the property owner’s consent and shall not be located within the city right-of-way or on any city-owned property or structure. All other provisions of this chapter shall continue to apply to political signs. Any sign placed in public right-of-way is subject to removal by city staff. When signs are removed for this reason, the responsible party shall be notified of the reason for the removal and the location. The sign will be made available for five calendar days to be picked up. After that time, the confiscated sign will be destroyed. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-321-105.]

Article III. Sign Requirements

18.150.100 General provisions.

The following provisions shall apply to all signs:

(1) Minimum Side Yard Setback. Signs shall not be constructed in or project into any required side yard in any zone. Where no side yard is required, signs shall not be located closer than five feet from the property line unless otherwise stated herein.

(2) Maintenance. Signs, sign structures, and the areas around sign bases shall be kept in good repair and maintained in a safe and attractive condition. This includes the replacement of defective parts, repainting, cleaning and other acts for proper maintenance. The ground space within a radius of five feet from the base of any sign shall be kept free and clear of all weeds, trash and flammable material. “Sign maintenance” does not mean altering a sign in any way without a sign permit.

(3) Repair of Building Facade. Any building facade from which a sign is removed or on which a sign is repaired, changed or replaced shall be repaired, if damaged, within 30 calendar days of removing the sign from the building.

(4) Highway Frontage. Limited access highway frontage shall not be considered frontage for purposes of this chapter.

(5) Clear Vision Zone. Any sign located in a clear vision area shall maintain required clearances as specified in this section. For traffic safety, signs exceeding three feet in height shall not be located within the triangular area formed by street curb lines (or where curb lines would exist) and a line connecting them at points 40 feet from intersection of street curb lines (or where curb lines would exist). A sign shall not be erected within 10 feet of any drive aisle or point of access to a street.

(6) Minimum Clearance of Signs. Where pedestrian traffic is anticipated near a sign, minimum clearance of not less than 10 feet shall be maintained from the bottom edge of a projecting sign, suspended sign, pole sign, billboard or any similar sign to the final grade beneath the sign. The minimum clearance for signs near driveways or parking areas shall be 14 feet. Signs shall be located not less than six feet horizontally or 12 feet vertically from overhead electrical conductors. The term “overhead conductors” as used in this subsection means any electrical conductor, either bare or insulated, installed above the ground, except such conductors as are enclosed in iron pipe or other material covering of equal strength.

(7) Construction. All signs shall be constructed of durable, low-maintenance materials. The area around all freestanding signs shall be landscaped. All wiring and similar components shall be concealed.

(8) Illumination. External or internal lighting or backlighting shall be allowed for illuminated signs.

(9) Urban Design Standards. All signs shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the following guidelines:

(a) Signs shall be designed to incorporate colors, materials, and architectural design that are compatible with the development that they serve. The supports or base of signs shall complement the overall design scheme or shall be enclosed with architectural coverings;

(b) Sign locations should be integrated with other elements on the site and the adjacent streetscape:

(i) Signs shall not be located so as to obscure signs on adjacent sites;

(ii) Signs shall not be placed in an area that can confuse motorists and pedestrians and cause potential safety hazards;

(iii) Traffic directional signs should be placed to promote safe and efficient traffic flow; and

(iv) Signs should be oriented to promote readability and serve their intended function; and

(c) Although landscaping may not initially appear to obscure a sign, it may significantly reduce or eliminate the sign’s effectiveness unless taken into account in the planning stage. Signs should be placed so they are not obscured by landscaping when it has reached full maturity. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-322-101.]

18.150.110 Types of signs which are permitted, permitted only upon successful application for a conditional use permit, and signs which are not permitted in each zoning district – Sign standards.

(1) Signs permitted are designated with a “P”; signs permitted by conditional use only are designated with a “C.” A sign which shows no designation is not permitted within the applicable zoning district.

 

 

Sign Type

Zoning District

A-Frame Sign

Animated Sign

Awning Sign

Bench Sign

Changeable Copy Sign

Directional Sign

Directory Sign

Electronic/LED

Freeway-Oriented Sign

Historic Marker

Inflated Display Sign

Kiosk Sign

Monument Sign

Nameplate Sign

Neighborhood Entryway Monument Sign

Neighborhood Entryway Sign

Off-Premises Development Sign

Pole Sign

Pylon Sign, Minor

Pylon Sign, Major

Sculptured Sign

Suspended Sign

Temporary Promotional Sign

Wall Sign

A Zones

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

R-1 Zone

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR-22 Zone

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R-2 Zone

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R-3 Zone

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

R-4 Zone

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

RM-8 Zone

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

RM-12 Zone

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

RM-18 Zone

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

C

P

C

P

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

C-G Zone

P

C

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

C

P

P

P

C-D Zone

P

C

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

C

P

P

P

C-R Zone

P

C

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

C

P

P

P

C-N Zone

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

C

 

P

P

M Zone

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

C

 

P

P

C-PO Zone

P

C

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

C

 

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P

P-OS Zone

 

C

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2) Sign Standards.

SIGN TYPE

SIGN STANDARDS

Maximum Area (square feet)

Max. Height/Projection

Density

Spacing

Front Setback

A-frame signs*

10 s.f. per sign face with a maximum of two sign faces

Height: 4 feet

One per business

75 feet from any other sign

Signs must be within 20 feet of the primary entrance to the business

Animated signs

Integrated in the design of another approved sign and not to exceed 25% of the area of such sign

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Awning signs*

Sign: 25% of the building facade

Copy or design: 25% of the awning area

Height: 5 feet

Projection: 3 feet or less than 33% of window height

N/A

N/A

Awnings shall not project into any public R.O.W.

Changeable copy signs*

Integrated with another approved sign and not to exceed 30% of the area of such sign

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Directional signs*

6

Height: 6 feet

See spacing

50 feet from any other freestanding sign

Public use directional signs may be located within public rights-of-way

Other directional signs: 18 inches

Directory signs*

50

Height: 10 feet

One for each primary entrance into a commercial, industrial or office complex

N/A

10 feet

Electronic/LED

Integrated with another approved sign up to 50% of sign area

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Flags/blade signs

N/A

Height: Maximum 15 feet

Allowed in groups of three

25 feet from any other freestanding sign

May not extend into or over any public right-of-way or parking area

Freeway-oriented signs*, **

950

For master planned developments having 5,000 l.f. or more of frontage on a freeway, not more than one sign may be up to 1,500 s.f., including the area of any shopping center logo

Height: 50 feet

For master planned developments having 5,000 l.f. or more of frontage on a freeway, not more than one sign may be up to 72 feet in height

See spacing

One sign for each 1,000 feet of highway frontage

N/A

Historical markers*

8

Height: 6 feet

N/A

N/A

10 feet

Inflated sign display*

N/A

Height: 25 feet

One per commercial complex or one for each business not located in a commercial complex

200 feet from any other freestanding sign

In compliance with setbacks of the zone in which the sign is located.

Kiosk sign*

Overall kiosk sign: 12 feet x 4 feet 6 inches

Sign panels: 1 foot x 4 feet

Height: 12 feet

N/A

300 feet from any other kiosk sign, 50 feet from any other freestanding sign

N/A

Monument signs

50

Height: All monument signs shall sit on a base not less than 2 feet in height. The sign itself shall not exceed 6 feet. The cumulative height of a monument sign shall not exceed 8 feet. In the C-D zone, the maximum height shall be 6 feet, measured from the nearest sidewalk elevation.

One for sites having only one business

For all other sites: as approved on a sign development plan

Not less than 100 feet from any other freestanding sign

18 inches

Neighborhood entryway monument sign*

20

Height: 4 feet above grade or 6 feet above the elevation of the nearest sidewalk, whichever is greater

2 per main entrance along collector and arterial streets for each planned development and subdivision

50 feet from any other monument sign, 100 feet from any other entrance or pole sign

20 feet

Neighborhood entryway sign*

20

Height: incorporated into a wall to assume the approved wall height

2 per main entrance along collector and arterial streets

50 feet from any other neighborhood entryway sign, 100 feet from any other monument or pole sign

10 feet, outside of clear vision area

Off-premises development signs*

32

Height: 8 feet

One sign per 25 residential units in a development, maximum 2 signs

50 feet from any other freestanding sign or structure

18 inches

Pole signs*

80% of the street frontage of the lot upon which the sign will be located up to a maximum of 200 square feet

Height: 25 feet

One sign per nonresidential development which is developed on a site equal to or greater than 5 acres in size. One additional sign may be obtained for eligible nonresidential developments with frontage on 2 or more streets.

200 feet from any other pole sign, 150 feet from any monument sign, and 50 feet from any other freestanding sign

18 inches

Pylon sign, minor

64

Height: 12 feet

Approved as an element of a sign development plan for an approved commercial development of at least 20 acres

Not less than 150 feet from any other freestanding sign within the same development

18 inches

Pylon sign, major

200

Height: 25 feet

Approved as an element of a sign development plan for an approved commercial development of at least 20 acres

200 feet from any other pylon sign or pole sign within the same development, 150 feet from any monument sign within the same development, and 75 feet from any other freestanding sign within the same development

18 inches

Sculptured signs

As approved by planning commission

Height: 8 feet above grade or 10 feet above the elevation of the nearest sidewalk, whichever is greater

N/A

N/A

10 feet

Suspended signs

4

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Temporary promotional signs*

Wall banners: 30 s.f.

Freestanding signs: 50 s.f.

Wall banners: N/A

Freestanding sign height: 8 feet

Wall banners: One per business plus one additional banner for a business located in a building having a front face of 150 l.f. or more

Freestanding signs: One per business. Sign shall be securely attached to the ground.

Wall banners: N/A

Freestanding signs: 50 feet from any other freestanding sign

Wall banners shall be securely attached to the building facade.

Freestanding signs: 18 inches

Searchlights: 50 feet from the edge of any street pavement

Wall signs*

15% of facade for primary wall sign. Two secondary wall signs: up to 30 s.f. each

Height: N/A

Projection from building: not more than 18 inches

Allowed primary wall sign area may be divided into multiple signs on the same facade

N/A

N/A

*    This section is subject to exceptions and qualifications in RCC 18.150.120.

**    No more than one sign per development, with a minimum of 20 acres and 1,000 feet of contiguous frontage on a freeway, required. In addition, a minimum of 300 feet between freeway signs, and a minimum separation of 100 feet from any other freestanding sign, is required.

[Ord. 18-34 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-08 §§ 1(C), (D); Ord. 09-05 §§ 1 – 3; Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-322-102.]

18.150.120 Exceptions and qualifications for specific sign types.

(1) Awning Signs. Awning signs may be displayed, but striping shall not consist of more than one color (including black and white). The background shall not be considered design space.

(2) Bus Bench Signs and Bus Shelter Signs. Signs on bus benches and bus shelters are not permitted.

(3) Directional Signs.

(a) Off-premises private directional signs are permissible only in cases where, due to its unusual location, a business is not easily seen from or is not located near a street.

(b) Private directional signs shall contain only the name or logo of an establishment or directions such as “parking,” “drive-thru,” or “exit.”

(4) Freeway-Oriented Signs. Freeway-oriented signs shall be designed with architecture and materials consistent with the approved site and structures. A minimum of the lower one-fourth of the height of the sign shall consist of masonry such as brick, or stone with color and material to match approved building architecture of the site.

(5) Historical Monuments and Markers. Monuments or markers designating historic sites may be constructed in all zones with planning commission approval. Historic monuments and markers shall be constructed of masonry or noncorrodible metal materials or other materials as approved by the planning commission.

(6) Home Occupation Signs. Home occupation nameplate signs shall be limited to one unanimated, nonilluminated wall sign for each street upon which the dwelling fronts. The sign shall not have an area greater than four square feet, except on arterial and collector streets, where signage shall not have an area greater than eight square feet. Minimal mailbox identification is permitted.

(7) Inflated Sign Displays.

(a) Display Period. Inflated signs may be displayed for no longer than 14 consecutive days per calendar quarter and no longer than 30 days during a grand opening.

(b) Safety. Inflated signs shall be placed upon and securely tethered to the ground, and shall be located in a manner that they shall not obstruct the use of public rights-of-way or otherwise constitute a safety hazard. Flammable gases shall not be utilized for inflated signs. Use of flammable gases shall constitute a hazard, subject to the immediate removal provisions of Article V of this chapter.

(8) Monument Signs.

(a) Height. The height of a monument sign may vary depending on the grading of landscaping upon which the sign is located. However, the combined height of the sign plus any landscape berming shall not exceed eight feet above the elevation of the nearest sidewalk. In order for this result to occur, the entire frontage of the site which the sign serves, not just the sign location, must have berming incorporated into the landscape design.

(b) Construction. A monument sign shall be constructed of brick or masonry materials which match the buildings identified by the monument sign, and shall be designed to be harmonious with the building architecture. Copy of individual monument signs in these zones shall consist only of the name and address of the occupant.

(9) Off-Premises Development Signs.

(a) Sign Density Interpretation. The density standard of one sign per 25 residential units shall mean the following: One sign is allowed for a development with up to 25 residential units, an additional sign is allowed for a development with between 26 and 50 residential units, and so forth, with a maximum of three signs.

(b) Illumination. Off-premises construction or development signs shall not be illuminated.

(c) Display Period. Signs must be removed within one year from the date of issuance of the last building permit within a development. Signs may not be modified to advertise other developments, or general advertising for a developer.

(10) Pole Signs. Notwithstanding the density standards for pole signs listed in RCC 18.150.110, the owner or lessee of a pad site contained within a nonresidential development for which a sign development plan has been approved shall not be permitted to have a pole sign upon the pad site solely by reason of the frontage, unless the pole sign was approved as part of the sign development plan. Pole signs shall be located as close to the midpoint of a lot or development as possible.

(11) Temporary Signs.

(a) All temporary signs shall be securely attached to a building or to the ground.

(b) There shall be no specific spacing requirement between freestanding temporary signs and other temporary or permanent signs. However, signs shall be placed as far apart as possible in order to provide equal visibility for all signs.

(c) Except for the signs permitted by subsection (13) of this section, no sign shall be located within a street right-of-way or within clear vision areas at intersections of streets or intersections of streets and driveways.

(12) Promotional Signs.

(a) Promotional signs include banners, pennants, streamers, flags, and searchlights, but do not include portable signs.

(b) Display Period. A temporary sign permit may be issued for promotional signage and is valid for a period not to exceed 30 consecutive calendar days; however, no such permit may be issued for the same property or business more than four times during any calendar year or for longer than 90 total days. A minimum of 14 days shall elapse between each display period.

(c) Annual Permit. Each business shall, upon payment of fees as established by the Riverton City council, be allowed to purchase at the time of business license receipt/renewal an annual license for display of one promotional sign as defined herein. Under the annual permit, there are no limitations on duration of display or display periods for the promotional sign. However, such signage must comply with all other applicable standards regarding size, location, method of display, and property ownership, and must meet all safety requirements. Violation of these standards may result in revocation of the annual permit, which may then be renewed with the business license. Businesses who do not apply for an annual permit may display promotional signs based on the standards contained herein.

(d) Searchlights. Searchlights shall be directed upward at an angle of at least 45 degrees and operated only between dusk and 11:59 p.m.

(e) Temporary Promotional Signs in P-O Zones. The use of a temporary promotional sign in P-O zones shall be limited to one temporary promotional sign at any given time regardless of the number of businesses occupying the building(s) on the individual parcel.

(f) Grand Opening Signage. Businesses shall be allowed display of temporary promotional signage for a period of 45 days beginning no more than 10 days prior to the projected opening date. Businesses are allowed one banner sign and up to three other promotional signs, in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

(13) Use of Temporary Signs during Periods of Major Street Construction.

(a) Portable signs may be placed in the public right-of-way to mark points of ingress and egress. Such signs may include the message “Business Access Only,” an arrow directing patrons to a driveway and the name or logo of the business.

(b) The maximum display period for temporary signs used during periods of major street construction shall only be for the duration of the construction period. Such signs shall be removed within 10 business days after construction in front of the affected business is completed.

(c) Businesses may qualify for these exceptions only if major construction is materially impairing the primary access to the business.

(14) Wall Signs in Professional Office Zones. Wall signs in professional office zones shall consist only of the name of the occupant of the building.

(15) Neighborhood Entryway Signs.

(a) If neighborhood entryway signs are utilized, the maximum number of signs on each side of an entry point shall be one sign.

(b) All neighborhood entryway signs shall be architecturally compatible with on-site signs, structures and streetscape walls.

(c) Changeable copy, illumination, pan channel letters, cabinet, and painted signs are prohibited. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 11-08 § 1(B); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-322-103.]

18.150.130 Visual appearance of signage along major streets.

All signage along major streets shall be of a similar type and appearance to create an impression that is consistent with the visual character of Riverton City. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-322-104.]

18.150.140 Prohibited signs.

The following signs are prohibited:

(1) Portable Signs. Movable or portable signs and signs not permanently installed in the ground or on a pole or building, except as specifically allowed by this chapter.

(2) Signs on Public Property. Signs located on public property; within street rights-of-way, including sidewalks; or those attached to any structure or appurtenance on public property; however, the following signs may be displayed on public property subject to the provisions of this chapter:

(a) Public necessity signs, traffic regulatory signs, and directional signs related to public uses and facilities installed by a governmental agency;

(b) Temporary signs, placed during major street construction as described in RCC 18.150.120(13); and

(c) Handheld signs, no larger than six square feet in size, displayed by individuals on traditional public fora, including public sidewalks, in such a way that the sign does not unreasonably impede or inhibit pedestrian and other traffic on or over the public property; impede or inhibit ingress or egress to buildings or other areas which must be accessed from or over the public property; or, subject to constitutionally protected rights, create a hazard, or which unreasonably restricts the lawful use of the public property by others.

(3) Bus Bench/Shelter Signs. Bus benches and bus shelters signs.

(4) Home Occupation Signs. Home occupation signs except for nameplate signs.

(5) Signs Which Distract. Signs which simulate or imitate in size, coloring, lettering or design any traffic sign or signal, or use the words “STOP,” “YIELD,” “DANGER,” or any other words, phrases, symbols or characters in such a way as to interfere with, mislead or confuse drivers.

(6) Portable reader signs.

(7) Obsolete or Abandoned Signs. Obsolete or abandoned signs or messages which identify services no longer provided on the premises. Conforming sign structures may remain on a site but all sign copy shall be removed and the sign shall be covered with a durable opaque material to prevent deterioration during the period in which the sign structure is unused.

(8) Flashing Signs. Signs with flashing or strobe-like lighting effects.

(9) Signs with Sound-Emitting Devices. Any sign equipped with any device which creates or amplifies sound.

(10) Extending Signs. Signs that project more than 24 inches from a wall.

(11) Signs in Clear Vision Zone. Signs located within the clear vision zone.

(12) Snipe signs.

(13) Vehicle signs.

(14) Roof Signs. Any sign mounted on the top of, or roof of, any building or structure.

(15) Any other sign not complying with the provisions of this chapter or any prior ordinance. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-322-105.]

Article IV. Nonconforming Signs

18.150.150 Nonconforming signs.

(1) Legal Nonconforming Sign. Any sign lawfully erected prior to November 18, 2008, which exceeds the limitations of this chapter shall be deemed legal, but nonconforming, and may continue to exist until made conforming or abandoned. Legal nonconforming signs are an accessory structure to the principal structure or use on the lot and shall become illegal by the occurrence of the earliest of any of the following events:

(a) Any modification of the appearance of the sign, except for normal maintenance necessary to retain its original appearance;

(b) Removal of the sign, except for when done for purposes of normal maintenance, in which case the sign must be replaced within 14 calendar days after removal for maintenance;

(c) Destruction, remodeling, repair or other construction related to the sign or of the building having a business subject of advertising on said sign caused by deterioration, fire, calamity or other event, to an extent that the cost of said remodeling, repair or other construction work exceeds 50 percent of the original cost of said building or sign subject of such work;

(d) The sign or any support structure of the sign is allowed to deteriorate to a condition that the structure is rendered unusable and is not repaired or restored within six months after written notice to the property owner that the sign is unusable and the nonconforming sign will be lost if the sign is not repaired or restored within six months; or

(e) A change of an occupancy or classification of use is made and such change results in a higher intensity of use on the lot or in the building on which a legal nonconforming sign was located.

(2) Removal. Upon becoming nonconforming and illegal, any nonconforming sign shall immediately be removed or made to comply with all requirements of this chapter. Nonconforming signs which are not removed shall be subject to the enforcement provisions found in Article V of this chapter.

(3) Unlawful Signs. Any sign unlawfully erected prior to November 18, 2008, shall be deemed to be nonconforming and shall be immediately removed. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-323-101.]

Article V. Enforcement and Appeals

18.150.160 Enforcement.

(1) Supplemental Regulations. The provisions of this section apply specifically to signs and are intended to supplement the general enforcement provisions established throughout this chapter.

(2) Authority to Enforce. The planning department, or the code enforcement division or any designee of the mayor, shall have authority to enforce this chapter. In exercising this authority, the code enforcement division may institute any appropriate action to correct violations of this chapter. Enforcement actions may include civil abatement proceedings and other enforcement procedures as provided by law. Such actions include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Determine Conformance. Ascertain that all signs and the erection, construction, reconstruction, location, relocation, placement, replacement, extension, enlargement, modification, alteration, restoration, repair and use of all signs are in conformance with this chapter.

(b) Issue Citations and Complaints. Issue citations and/or commence civil complaints against violators of this chapter.

(c) Remove Signs. Remove any sign in accordance with this chapter.

(d) Confiscate Signs. Confiscate any signs that are removed under this section.

(3) Removal of Illegal Signs. Signs displayed contrary to the provisions of this chapter are subject to removal as set forth herein. The code enforcement division may remove signs as follows:

(a) Unsafe Signs or Signs in Disrepair. Any sign that is in disrepair, unsafe, unstable, or otherwise creates a safety hazard shall be repaired or removed by the owner within 24 hours after being served with written notice by the city. Any sign which is not repaired or removed within the 24-hour period shall be removed immediately without further notice to the owner.

(b) Signs on Public Property. Any sign illegally on public property, as described in RCC 18.150.140, shall be removed immediately without notice to the owner.

(c) Signs without a Permit. Signs installed without a permit may be removed immediately without notice to the owner and may be assessed a penalty of $100.00 or double the normal sign permit fee, whichever is greater, at the time the owner of the sign makes application for a sign permit.

(d) Withdrawal of Consent. If a property owner upon whose property a sign is placed withdraws, in writing, his or her consent to the placement of the sign, the sign shall be removed within 30 calendar days of the date the property owner withdraws his or her consent. If the sign is not removed within the above-described time period, the city may remove the sign immediately without further notice to the owner.

(e) Abandoned Signs. Any abandoned sign may be removed within seven calendar days after the owner is served with written notice.

(f) Illegal Signs. Any sign in violation of this chapter may be removed immediately if the illegal sign is not brought into compliance within seven calendar days after the owner is served with written notice.

(g) Immediate Removal. Notwithstanding any provision in this chapter, any sign that creates an immediate safety hazard to persons or property may be removed or repaired immediately by the city, without notice to the owner.

(4) Service of Notice. Notice required under this section may be served by personal service, or mailing notice to the person, firm or corporation by certified mail. If service of notice is performed by mailing as provided in this section, the planning department or code enforcement division must also cause a copy of said notice to be posted on the sign installation for 10 days.

(5) Costs of Removal. The costs of removal of a sign by the city shall be borne by the owner of the sign and of the property on which it is located. Therefore, the city may bring any action for recovery allowed by law and may seek recovery of all costs, including attorney fees, incurred in bringing such an action.

(a) Confiscation and Destruction. After impounding a sign, the city shall make a reasonable effort to identify and contact the owner of the sign in order to notify them of the reason why the sign was impounded, the location where the sign may be retrieved if the owner wishes to do so, and the time period within which the sign must be retrieved. Notification may be provided in person or by U.S. Mail. After the owner is notified of the impoundment, the city shall store the sign for 14 calendar days. The person responsible for the sign may claim it only after paying an impound fee if established by resolution of the city council. If after 14 days the sign has not been claimed, it will be destroyed.

(6) Prosecution. Any violation of the provisions of this chapter is a class B misdemeanor and subject to criminal prosecution, regardless of whether notice for remediation or removal has been given. However, if the owner, lessee, or other person responsible for the display of the illegal sign has not removed the illegal sign or brought it into compliance with the provisions of this chapter by the end of the notice period, it is the duty of the planning department or code enforcement division to forward the information regarding the illegal sign to the city prosecutor for appropriate action. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-324-101.]

18.150.170 Appeals.

Appeals of decisions implementing or interpreting the provisions of this chapter shall be made pursuant to the appeals provisions set forth in RCC 2.80.050. [Ord. 16-08 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 12-04 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 08-24 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 12-324-102.]