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City of Altamonte Springs Sign Ordinance Special regulations relating to off-site signs

Off-site signs shall be permitted only when a land development project does not have any property fronting on a collector or arterial roadway. A site plan shall be submitted with each application for an off-site sign, and will be reviewed by the development review committee (DRC) according to the standards in the subsequent paragraphs. Off-site signs shall only be permitted in the following districts: C-G, I-L, MOR-3, MOR-2, MOR-1, MOC-2 and MOC-3. Setback requirements for off-site signs

(a) Off-site signs shall be set back a minimum of five feet from the rights-of-way.

(b) There shall be a minimum separation of 50 feet between any other signs located on the site that the off-site sign will be placed. Standards for off-site signs

(a) Off-site signs shall not be larger than 32 square feet.

(b) No off-site sign shall be erected to a height greater than 20 feet if mounted on a pole; nor shall it be less than eight feet from the bottom of the sign to the level of the ground upon which the sign is placed if mounted on a pole, or above the crown of the adjacent roadway, whichever is higher. Ground signs will be allowed, not to exceed eight feet in height.

(c) Off-site signs may be illuminated. If the sign has exterior lighting fixtures, they shall be attached to the base of the face of the sign and directed upward in order to prevent glare or impairing vision of the driver of any motor vehicle. Existing signs

Any existing sign which does not conform with the requirements of this Code, but was lawfully constructed and in existence on April 30, 1992, whether by means of variance or in accordance with the regulations in effect at the time the building permit was issued, shall be permitted to remain as a nonconforming sign, provided that upon any modification or reconstruction of such sign which requires a building permit, other than normal and customary maintenance, the sign must come into compliance with the appropriate sign regulations for the property no later than April 30, 2006, and will be required to meet all current regulations of the city. Any sign granted a variance after April 30, 1992, will be considered to be in conformance with these sign regulations. (Ord. No. 1344-99, § 16, 12-5-2000) Other standards

(a) Placement of the signs on an off-site location will require notarized permission by the current owner of record.

(b) A site plan will be submitted for review by the development review committee (DRC) to determine placement.

(c) Any directional signs placed within any city rights-of-way will need to be approved by the city engineer and will need to be located in a manner so as not to create a traffic safety hazard and shall be no larger than similar roadway signs. One of the conditions of the approval would be to enhance the safety of the motorist to access the site.

(d) A sign permit will be required. (Ord. No. 1173-94, § 26, 6-7-94)

Temporary sign. A sign, including attention-getting devices, which is not designed or permitted to be permanently affixed. Advertising on retail equipment, vehicles, trailers, real estate signs and the outside placement of products or displays except where specifically provided for in the approved site plan, are examples of temporary signs.

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