Zoning Dictionary

Category: Advertising/Signage Terms

Inflatable Sign

Any sign that is either expanded to its full dimensions or supported by gasses contained within the sign, or sign parts, at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure. Untethered airships are not considered to be inflatable signs.

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Name Plate

A sign indicating the name and address of a building, or the name of an occupant thereof and the practice of a permitted occupation therein.

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Political Sign

Any sign erected for the purpose of advertising a candidate for public office or when stating a position on a public issue on which an election or referendum is pending with respect to a particular campaign.

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Sign

Any device designed to inform or attract the attention of persons not on the premises on which the sign is located, provided however that the following shall not be included in the application of the regulations herein: a) Signs not exceeding one square foot in area and bearing only property numbers, postbox numbers, names of […]

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Sign Pole

A sign that is mounted on a free-standing pole or other support so that the bottom edge of the sign face is six feet or more above grade.

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Sign Projection Distance

The distance from the exterior wall surface of a building to the sign element farthest distance from such surface.

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Sign, Accessory

Any sign that, with respect to the premises on which it is erected, advertises or indicates one or more of the following: the person occupying the premises, the business transacted on the premises, the sale or letting of the premises or any part thereof, and which contains no other advertising matter.

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Sign, Animated

A sign which has movement produced either mechanically or electrically, giving the effect of steady movement. Any sign or part of a sign which changes physical position by any movement or rotation or which gives the visual impression of such movement or rotation.

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Sign, Awning, Canopy, or Marquee

A sign painted, stamped, perforated or stitched or otherwise applied on the valance of an awning.

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Sign, Business

A sign which directs attention to a business or profession conducted, or to a commodity or service sold, offered or manufactured, or to an entertainment offered on the premises where the sign is located.

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