All new or modified signs, even painted signs, require a sign permit from the Community Development Department. Illuminated signs also require an electrical permit.
Temporary signs such as banners and pennants also require approval. Streamers and pennants are allowed for new business openings only and for no more than 14 days from the date of opening. Temporary signs also require a sign permit from the Building Division. Inflated devices (Air-Dancer) are not allowed as signs.
Window signs do not need permits, but may not cover more than 20% of the area of each window for window areas of 8 square feet or more than 50% of window areas with 8 square feet or less. Signs shall not be placed on any fence, telephone pole, or traffic control device. No sign shall be placed in the right-of-way without a permit. Signs shall not be placed on any public or private sidewalk. No sign shall physically or visually obstruct or impede pedestrian or vehicular movement.
The City's Zoning Code limits the number of and sizes of signs allowed. Copies of the sign regulations and permit submittal requirements are available in the Community Development Department.