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Orange County Sign Ordinance

Sec. 31.5-127. Off-site directional signs

Off-site directional signs not in public rights-of-way may be permitted, subject to the following requirements and restrictions: Any such sign may be permitted in all commercial, all industrial and the professional-office districts, and may be permitted as a special exception in all residential and agricultural districts.

The maximum copy area of any such sign shall be sixteen (16) square feet.

The maximum height of any such sign shall be ten (10) feet.

Any such sign shall be located within two thousand (2,000) feet of the subject being advertised.

Any such sign shall be set back at least five (5) feet from any right-of-way line.

Only one (1) such sign may be permitted per parcel.

Any such sign shall be made of a durable, weather resistant material.

Except as may be prohibited by Chapter 479, Florida Statutes, including section 479.11, Florida Statutes, off-site directional signs in public rights-of-way may be permitted, subject to the following requirements and restrictions:

Any such sign shall be erected no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Friday and shall be removed no later than 8:00 a.m. on the following Monday, except that whenever Monday is an official holiday, the sign shall be removed no later than 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The maximum copy area of any such sign shall be four (4) square feet.

The maximum height of any such sign shall be three (3) feet.

Any such sign shall be erected no further than three (3) miles from the sale, object, place, use, event, service, business, or area being advertised in the sign, except that if the sale, object, place, use, event, or area being advertised in the sign is located within a residential subdivision, the distance shall be measured from the sign to the entrance of the subdivision (or if more than one entrance exists, to the entrance closest to the sign).

Any such sign shall be set back at least four (4) feet from the paved or traveled portion on the right-of-way. No such sign shall be placed in a median, and no such sign shall be a snipe sign as prohibited by this article.

No more than six (6) of any such signs may be permitted per sale, object, place, use, event, service, business, or area being advertised. No more than one (1) of such signs may be placed in the right-of-way directly adjacent to the private property where the object, place, use, event, service, business, or area being advertised is located.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, when off-site directional signs advertise sales, objects, places, uses, events, services, businesses, or areas in a multitenantnonresidential parcel or lot, not more than a total of six (6) such signs may be permitted for the entire multitenant nonresidential parcel or lot.

Any such sign shall be made of a durable, weather resistant material. Furthermore, in order to reduce the risk of damaging any cables, lines, or pipes that may be buried in the right-of-way, the sign post(s) shall be a wire material that does not exceed nine (9) gauge in diameter.

Any such sign shall not be placed in the right-of-way without a permit having been applied for and issued by the zoning division. Applications for such signs shall be processed in order of receipt. A non-refundable fee shall be paid at the time the application is filed. The amount of the fee shall be as set forth in the Orange County Fee Directory, and may be changed from time to time by the board of county commissioners. The fee program may require affixing a decal on any such sign for which a permit is issued.

No physical location or street address may be the subject of off-site directional signs in the public rights-of-way more than three (3) weekends per calendar year.

Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association strives to provide its members with the most accurate and up-to-date information available. However, ordinances are continually changing, so the information may not reflect the latest modifications and/or additions in your area. Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. For the latest information, please consult your local government office or visit www.municode.com/.

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