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City of Maitland Sign Ordinance

Last updated on April 16, 2019

Real Estate: A temporary sign advertising the sale, rental or lease of the premises or part of the premises on which the sign is displayed temporarily. For purposes of this article, an open house or a model home sign shall be considered a real estate sign.

5-110.- Real Estate Signs

Real estate signs which exceed a copy area of six (6) square feet or six (6) feet in sign height in sign zones B, C, D, E and PD require a sign permit. Permit applications shall be subject to the requirements set forth in section 5-97, Permit applications, items (a) through (d). ( Ord. No. 1261, § 2, 9-22-14 )

5-101. – Exemptions from sign permitting.

(d) One open house and/or real estate sign may be displayed along each public street abutting a residential property. Such sign shall only be displayed on the parcel upon which the open house is being conducted. No open house sign shall exceed six (6) square feet in sign area and three (3) feet in height. No open house sign shall be displayed for a period longer three (3) days during any calendar month and shall be removed upon the conclusion of the open house or the three (3) day period, whichever occurs first. For each parcel within the City, one temporary on-site projecting-arm style real estate sign may be displayed but shall not be placed in the right-of-way and shall be removed immediately upon the sale, lease or rent of the real estate that was offered for sale, lease or rent. No more than two (2) real estate signs may be present on a lot, parcel or premise at one time. The two real estate signs are limited to one (1) open house sign and one (1) real estate for sale or lease sign.

5-114.- Zone A, single-family residential

(1) Real estate signs. a. One (1) real estate sign may be permitted per parcel for sale or lease. However, such signs shall be placed on the property for sale and not in the right-of-way. b. The total sign copy area shall not exceed six (6) square feet. Total sign copy area includes the primary for sale or lease sign and any associated rider signs. c. Projecting arm-style real estate sign post height shall not exceed six (6) feet and wood or steel frame or yard-type signs shall not exceed three (3) feet in height. d. Signs shall be removed upon the sale or lease of the property.

5-115.- Zone B, multi-family residential

(4) Real estate signs. a. One (1) real estate sign may be permitted per parcel at the entry of a development. However, such signs shall not be placed in the right-of-way. When the property, unit or space is sold or leased, the sign shall be removed. 1. The sign copy area shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet and the sign height shall not exceed eight (8) feet. 2. Rider signs may be attached to existing permitted real estate signs. Rider signs shall not exceed a total of two (2) square feet or exceed the total allowable height established for real estate signs of eight (8) feet. b. A proposed or existing freestanding sign structure may be designed in a manner as to enable interchangeable sign faces for real estate firms and/or agents. When the property, unit, or space has been leased or sold, the interchangeable sign face shall be removed and an interchangeable sign face identifying the development's address shall be installed.

5-116.- Zone C, professional office

(5) Real estate signs. a. One (1) real estate sign may be permitted per parcel at the entry of a development. However, such signs shall not be placed in the right-of-way. When the property, unit or space is sold or leased, the sign shall be removed. 1. The sign copy area shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet and the sign height shall not exceed eight (8) feet. 2. Rider signs may be attached to existing permitted real estate signs. Rider signs shall not exceed a total of two (2) square feet or exceed the total allowable height established for real estate signs of eight (8) feet. b. A proposed or existing freestanding sign structure may be designed in a manner as to enable interchangeable sign faces for real estate firms and/or agents. When the property, unit, or space has been leased or sold, the interchangeable sign face shall be removed and an interchangeable sign face identifying the development's address shall be installed.

5-118.-Zone E, office commercial

(10) Real Estate signs. a. One (1) real estate sign may be permitted per parcel at the entry of a development. However, such signs shall not be placed in the right-of-way. When the property, unit or space is sold or leased, the sign shall be removed. 1. The sign copy area shall not exceed 32 square feet and the sign height shall not exceed eight (8) feet. 2. Rider signs may be attached to existing permitted real estate signs. Rider signs shall not exceed a total of four (4) square feet or exceed the total allowable height established for real estate signs of eight (8) feet. (b) A proposed or existing freestanding sign structure may be designed in a manner as to enable interchangeable sign faces for real estate firms and/or agents. When the property, unit, or space has been leased or sold, the interchangeable sign face shall be removed and an interchangeable sign face identifying the development's address shall be installed.

5-119.- Zone PD, planned development district

(1) Real estate signs. a. Real estate sign standards and dimensions will be based upon the type(s) of uses permitted within the planned development and will be consistent with the associated sign zone districts listed in section 5-114 through section 5-118 of the sign code.


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