§ 8-7. - TEMPORARY DIRECTIONAL SIGNS.
Temporary Directional Sign is defined as a temporary sign erected pursuant to the provisions of this Section which is designed and erected to serve as a public convenience in directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic, but not used for the purpose of advertising uses and activities on site. All references in this Section to a sign or signs shall refer to a temporary directional sign.
B. The following Standards shall apply to temporary directional signs:
(1) Signs may be placed only within a City road right-of-way on (a) weekends after 5:00 p.m. Friday and must be removed prior to 8:00 a.m. the following Monday, and (b) legal holidays after 5:00 p.m. of the day preceding the holiday and must be removed prior to 8:00 a.m. of the day after the holiday. Signs erected pursuant to this Section shall be prohibited at all other times.
(2) Individual signs shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area or 4 feet in height from ground level, except that three individual signs may be ganged together on one vertical support not to exceed ten (10) feet in height.
(3) Signs shall be for directional purposes only. It is not the intent of this Section to require specially designed real estate signs to be used as temporary directional signs. Real estate signs containing the realtor's name, address and telephone number are permitted as long as they do not exceed four (4) square feet in area and contain a directional arrow. There shall be a minimum distance of at least 20 feet between signs approved for a single permit holder.
(4) Signs shall be attached to a separate individual support base. Signs are prohibited from being attached to utility poles, existing signs, street signs, structures, trees or fences.
(5) Signs shall be made of a durable hard surface conducive to promoting traffic safety by preventing visual distraction. No flags, pennants, banners, or moving parts shall be permitted on the sign or separate from the sign. All temporary directional signs shall be maintained in good condition. No bent, faded, or damaged signs shall be erected. Any sign damaged by an reason may be removed by the City. Damaged signs removed by the City may be replaced in accordance with Section 8-7.B. (14) of this Code.
(6) Signs erected prior to 5:00 pm Friday and not removed by 8:00 am the following Monday and/or 5:00 pm of the day preceding a legal holiday and removed by 8:00 am of the day after the holiday shall be removed by the City and not returned to the owner of such sign. Fees paid for the confiscated sign(s) shall not be refunded.
(7) The City shall charge a fee for each sign authorized by a Temporary Directional Sign Permit - Fee schedule shall be determined by Resolution adopted by The City Commission.
(8) All signs erected without a permit may be removed by the City. The owner of a sign erected without a permit may be billed by the City for the cost of removing the sign. The cost shall be determined by Resolution of the City Commission. Failure to pay the cost within thirty (30) days after notice shall be a violation of this Code enforceable against the owner of the sign pursuant to Chapter 7 of this Code.
(9) Signs may be placed no closer than fifteen (15) feet from the edge of pavement or within one (1) foot of the sidewalk between the road pavement and sidewalk, whichever is less.
(10) No sign shall be placed in a roadway median strip.
(11) Temporary Directional Sign Permits for Developers, Builders and Realtors shall be issued on a yearly basis from January 1 through December 31. Permits issued after July 1 shall be charged one half 1/2 the fee established by Resolution of the City Commission.
(12) Temporary Directional Sign Permits for garage sales, Major Special Events and Minor Special Events shall be issued for the duration of the sale or special event.
(13) A numbered City of Ocoee identification seal shall be attached to the upper right hand corner of each sign. Numbered City of Ocoee identification seals shall be issued by the City of Ocoee.
(14) Replacement City of Ocoee temporary directional sign seals for damaged, lost or stolen signs may be obtained from the City upon written request to the Building Official, by the owner of the signs. Written request shall contain the original sign number(s) and the reason for the needed replacement. New sign seals will be issued upon approval by the Building Official and payment of required fees.
(15) Temporary directional signs shall be permitted only for property or functions in the City of Ocoee and to enclaves within the City. No signs shall be permitted or erected in the City of Ocoee when said directions are to property or functions not located in the City or to enclaves within the City.
(16) Temporary directional signs shall only be erected in City controlled rights-of-way. No temporary directional sign shall be placed within a twenty-five (25) foot safe site triangle as defined in the City of Ocoee Land Development Regulations.
(17) The maximum number of developer and builder temporary directional signs approved by the City shall not exceed thirty (30) signs per each subdivision. Temporary directional signs for realtor signs are not included in this thirty (30) signs.
(18) Signs shall not be erected without a permit.
(19) Temporary directional signs shall be no closer than 100 feet to a new home guide sign, except for signs for garage sales, major special events, minor special events, and public transportation bench advertising which shall not be subject to this restriction.
C. Temporary Directional Signs shall be limited to the following:
(1) Developers. Developers of residential or commercial subdivisions which are located within the City of Ocoee shall be subject to the following additional conditions and limitations:
(a) Developers shall not be permitted to place signs until a permit has been issued by the City for the subdivision improvements.
(b) Developers shall not be permitted to utilize temporary directional signs one (1) year after a Certificate of Completion has been issued by the City for a subdivision or a phase of the subdivision.
(c) A Developer is limited to a maximum of ten (10) temporary directional signs per each separate subdivision.
(2) Builders. Builders of residential or commercial buildings located within the City of Ocoee shall be subject to the following additional conditions and limitations:
(a) Builders are permitted to have a maximum of ten (10) signs per each subdivision.
(b) Builders shall not be permitted to place signs until a building permit for the construction of the building being directed to has been issued.
(c) Builders shall not erect signs to buildings after the building has been sold or occupied.
(3) Realtors. Realtors shall only erect a maximum of three (3) temporary directional signs for each property for which they are the contracted realtor of record, except that realtors who have an exclusive sales agreement in a new subdivision shall be limited to a maximum of ten (10) temporary directional signs for that particular subdivision. Owners of Commercial or Residential property who are selling their own property may utilize temporary directional signs subject to compliance with Section 8-7 of this ordinance.
§ 8-6. - OTHER SIGNS - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
(1) Real estate signs.
Real Estate Flags ("open", "sale", etc.) may be allowed at model homes or non-occupied homes when open (daylight hours only) at the quantity of two (2) flags per home and four (4) flags at the entrance(s) of a subdivision under construction.
Real estate signs with copy on either one or both sides not exceeding four square feet shall be allowed without permit in all zoning districts provided that only one sign may be erected for each street frontage of the parcel of property or unit offered for sale, lease or rent. No such sign shall exceed four square feet in area in residential districts, 12 square feet in P-S districts, nor 32 square feet in area in A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, I-1, and I-2 districts. Such signs greater than four square feet shall require a permit. Multiple-listing strips and sold signs may be allowed when attached to a real estate sign. Signs shall be removed after consummation of sale. "Open for Inspection" signs not exceeding four square feet in area may be allowed on property that is open for inspection, but only at such time as a representative for different ownership. The top of the sign shall not exceed 22 feet above ground level. Only two signs will be permitted in any one subdivision. Each sign shall be approved for a period of one year and, upon expiration of such approval, a renewal may be granted by the City Commission upon the recommendation of the Development Review Committee.
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