Signs Exempt from Permit
The following types of Signs, and Changeable Copy Signs, are exempted from permit requirements because such Signs are needed in order to convey messages to protect lives, give direction, identify public access ways, and protect civil rights.
Such Signs shall comply with size and location requirements as set forth in these regulations for the specific Transect Zone in which they are to be located.
a. Address, Notice, Directional or Warning Signs.
No Sign permit shall be required for Address, Notice, Directional or Warning Signs except as otherwise required in this section. Any Sign that exceeds the area below is subject to Building Identification criteria within Section 10.2, Table 15.
1.Address Signs, not to exceed one (1) for each Dwelling Unit or other Use for each Lot Line adjacent to a street. Each address sign shall be limited to two (2) square feet in Area.
2. Notice, Directional or Warning Signs, not to exceed one (1) for each Dwelling Unit or other Use for each Lot Line adjacent to a street. Each Notice, Directional and Warning Sign shall be limited to two (2) square feet in Area.
b. Cornerstones, memorials, or tablets.
Due to their historic or civic significance to the community, no Sign permit is required for cornerstones, memorials, or tablets when part of any masonry surface or constructed of bronze or other incombustible and durable material.
Signs shall be limited to identification and date of construction of Buildings, persons present at dedication or involved in Development or construction, or significant historical events relating to the premises or development.
c. U. S. Mail delivery receptacles.
No Sign permit shall be required for delivery receptacles for U.S. mail which have been approved for use by postal authorities.
Limited to one (1) per property and shall not exceed twenty-five (25) square feet. National flags, state flags and flags of political subdivisions within the State of Florida shall not be subject to these regulations; however, in no case shall more than three (3) flags be flown per property. The flags permitted by this subsection shall not be used in mass to circumvent this subsection by using said flags primarily as an advertising device.
e. Celebratory Flags and Banners.
A Sign permit shall not be required for celebratory flags and Banners located within Regional Activity Complexes related to community wide celebrations or commemorations.
Such Signs shall not include any form of commercial advertising, shall not be located within any public right-of-way, and shall be removed within thirty (30) days of such event.
f. Vehicle Signs.
No Sign permit shall be required for display of Signs on automobiles, trucks, buses, trailers, or other vehicles when used for purposes of transportation.
g. Changeable Copy Sign.
No Sign permit shall be required for routine Change of Copy on a Changeable Copy Sign, the customary use of which involves frequent and periodic changes, provided such change of copy does not result in increase of total Sign Area beyond permissible limits and meets all other requirements of this Code and the City Code. Signs with the capability of content change by means of manual or remote input include the following types:
1. Manually Activated - Changeable sign whose message copy or content can be changed manually on a Display Surface.
2. Electronically Activated - Changeable sign whose message, copy or content can be remotely programmed electronically.