Chapter 16.04
TEMPORARY SIGNS – NONAGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES

Sections:

16.04.005    Agricultural businesses – Seasonal.

16.04.010    Permits required.

16.04.020    On-premises requirement.

16.04.030    Additional submittal.

16.04.040    Sign size and number allowances.

16.04.050    Fees.

16.04.060    Display of temporary signs without a permit.

16.04.070    Grand openings and other promotional events.

16.04.080    Community service event and/or award – Commercial zones.

16.04.090    Community service event and/or award – Residential zones.

16.04.005 Agricultural businesses – Seasonal.

Agricultural businesses – seasonal are not subject to the requirements of this chapter, but are subject to the requirements of Chapter 16.04A FMC, Temporary Signs – Agricultural Businesses – Seasonal. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.010 Permits required.

Banners and A-board signs may be displayed on private property with a valid temporary sign permit. Temporary sign permits shall be issued for no more than 60 days per business each calendar year. Temporary sign permits shall not be issued more than four times per calendar year. (Ord. 1833 § 5, 2013; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.020 On-premises requirement.

Unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, all temporary signs shall be located on the premises that they are advertising. (Ord. 1833 § 6, 2013; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.030 Additional submittal.

To obtain a temporary sign permit for display of temporary signs, the applicant shall file an application in writing on a form furnished by community development department. The applicant’s submittal shall include the dimensions and copy of each sign and other information as requested by the community development director. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.040 Sign size and number allowances.

Banner signs and A-board signs are allowed under the temporary sign permit. No more than three such signs in any combination are allowed under a temporary sign permit. Decorative balloon displays can be displayed under a valid temporary sign permit. Banners shall be limited to a maximum sign area of 30 square feet each. A-board signs shall be limited to a maximum sign area of 16 square feet each. Pennants or similar types of strings of signs are only permitted for grand openings or going out of business events. (Ord. 1833 § 7, 2013; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.050 Fees.

The fee for a temporary sign permit is specified in FMC 16.08.030. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.060 Display of temporary signs without a permit.

Display of temporary signs without a permit may result in a notice of sign code violation being issued for the sign display. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.070 Grand openings and other promotional events.

A. New and relocated businesses are eligible for an additional temporary sign permit to announce their grand opening. A one-time permit for a maximum of 60 days shall be allowed. Up to one of the allowable three temporary signs may be located off-premises; provided, that it is not located in the public right-of-way, is located in the same zoning district as the business being advertised, and authorization from the property owner upon which the off-premises sign is to be located is provided. Pennants may be displayed under a temporary sign permit issued for a grand opening. There is no limitation on the linear feet of pennants permitted for a grand opening. Permits are required.

B. Businesses are eligible for an additional temporary sign permit to announce a going out of business event. A one-time permit for a maximum of 60 days shall be allowed; provided, that the signs shall be removed prior to the closing of the business. Up to one of the allowable three temporary signs may be located off-premises; provided, that it is not located in the public right-of-way, is located in the same zoning district as the business being advertised, and authorization from the property owner upon which the off-premises sign is to be located is provided. Pennants may be displayed under a temporary sign permit issued for a going out of business event. There is no limitation on the linear feet of pennants permitted for a going out of business event.

C. Businesses are eligible for an additional temporary sign permit to announce a special promotional event such as annual corporate anniversaries. Special promotional events shall be limited to once per year. Up to three banners may be allowed. Banners attached to the wall of a building shall not exceed 80 square feet in sign area. Other banners (not attached to the wall of a building) shall not exceed 40 square feet in sign area. Banners shall not be displayed for more than 45 days. Holiday sales shall not constitute a special promotional event. Permits are required. (Ord. 1833 § 8, 2013; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.080 Community service event and/or award – Commercial zones.

For community service events and/or awards, in commercial zones, the types of signs allowed will be banners (attached to buildings only) and “A-board.” The maximum size of the signs will be 32 square feet for banners and six square feet for “A-boards.” The maximum number of signs shall be consistent with FMC 16.04.040. All signs are required to be on private property. Off-premises banner signs are allowed with written permission of property owner. All signs must be removed within five days of the close of the event. Maximum time frame is 45 days. Permits are required. (Ord. 1791 § 1, 2012; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.04.090 Community service event and/or award – Residential zones.

For community service events and/or awards, in residential zones, the maximum size of the signs will be 32 square feet for banners and eight square feet for “A-boards.” The maximum number of signs shall be consistent with FMC 16.04.040. All signs are required to be on private property. All signs must be removed within five days of the close of the event. Maximum time frame is 45 days. Permits are required. (Ord. 1791 § 2, 2012; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).