Zoning Dictionary

Category: Advertising/Signage Terms

Sign, Ideological and Non-commercial

A sign which does not name or advertise a product, service or business but only expresses a viewpoint, non-commercial message, opinion or idea. This includes commemorative plaques, historic makers, holiday decorations, political signs, political or fraternal flags or emblems, or protective signs which are commonly associated with safeguarding the permitted uses of a premise, including […]

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Sign, Illuminated

A sign lighted by or exposed to artificial lighting either by lights on or in the sign or directed towards the sign. A sign illuminated in any manner by an artificial light source.

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Sign, Local Advertising

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

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Sign, Memorial

A sign, tablet or plaque memorializing a person, event, structure or site.

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Sign, Political

A temporary sign announcing or supporting political candidates or issues in connection with any national, state or local election.

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Sign, Portable

A sign that is not permanent, affixed to a building, structure or the ground. Any sign not permanently affixed to the ground or to a building, including any sign attached to or displayed on a vehicle that is used for the expressed purpose of advertising a business establishment, product, service, or entertainment, when that vehicle […]

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Sign, Private Sale or Event

A temporary sign advertising private sales of personal property such as “house sales”, “garage sales”, “rummage sales” and the like or private not-for-profit events such as picnics, carnivals, bazaars, game nights, art fairs, craft shows and Christmas tree sales.

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Sign, Projecting

Any sign other than a wall sign that is attached to and projects from the wall or face of a building or structure, including an arcade/marquee sign. A sign that is wholly or partly dependent upon a building for support and which projects more than 12 inches from such building.

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Sign, Public Interest

A sign conveying a message of interest to the public in general, including: time and temperature signs; signs and notices containing identification of nonprofit service clubs, religious organizations or charitable associations and containing information relating to meetings, locations, fund-raising or other nonprofit activities; and signs relaying news messages and financial and stock market messages.

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Sign, Real Estate

A sign pertaining to the sale or lease of the premises, or a portion of the premises, on which the sign is located.

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