Zoning Dictionary

Category: Advertising/Signage Terms

Sign, Construction

A temporary sign erected on the premises on which construction is taking place, during the period of such construction, indicating the names of the architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors or similar artisans, and the owners, financial supporters, sponsors and similar individuals or firms having a role or interest with respect to the structure or project.

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Sign, Directional

A sign which indicates the distance or direction, or both, to a place of business or other premises indicated on the sign.

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Sign, Double Faced

Shall mean a sign with two (2) faces only, with each face oriented one hundred eighty (180) degrees from the other.

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Sign, Electronic Message Board

Any sign that uses changing lights to form a sign message or messages wherein the sequence of messages and the rate of change is electronically programmed and can be modified by electronic processes.

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Sign, Flashing

A sign which by means of electrical devices gives the effect of intermittent movement, or changes to give two or more visual effects, or alternates with a lit and unlit effect. Any directly or indirectly illuminated sign which exhibits changing natural or artificial light or color effects by any means whatsoever. Any sign, which, by […]

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Sign, Free Standing

Any nonmovable sign not affixed to a building. A sign supported by one or more upright poles, columns, or braces placed in or on the ground and not attached to any building or structure. Shall mean a ground sign with no form of support other than its own structural members.

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Sign, General Advertising

A sign which refers to goods or services other than those produced, offered for sale or obtainable at the premises on which the sign is displayed.

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Sign, Holiday Decoration

Temporary signs, in the nature of decorations, clearly incidental to and customarily and commonly associated with any national, local or religious holiday.

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Sign, Home Occupation

A sign containing only the name and occupation of a permitted home occupation.

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Sign, Identification

A sign which contains no advertising but is limited to the name, address and number of a building, institution or person and to the activity carried on in the building or institution or the occupation of the person. A sign given the nature, logo, trademark or other identifying symbol, address, or any combination of the […]

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