The purpose of this Article is to promote and protect the public health, welfare, and safety by regulating existing and proposed outdoor advertising, outdoor advertising signs, and outdoor signs of all types. It is intended to protect property values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance of the community and/or county, and preserve the scenic and natural beauty of designated areas. It is further intended to reduce sign and advertising distraction and obstructions that may contribute to traffic accidents, reduce hazards that may be caused by signs overhanging or projecting over public rights-of-way, provide more open space, and curb the deterioration of the natural environment and enhance community and/or county development.
All signs, unless other wise specified in these Regulations, shall be set back from the established right-of-way of any road or highway at least as far as three-quarters of the required front yard depth for the principal building in the zone in which it is located.
All signs of any type in any zone, other than real estate signs as provided for in this section and others specifically excluded, require a permit to be obtained from the Administrative Official.
No sign or billboard, other than real estate signs advertising the sale, rental or leasing of the premises, shall be permitted in any residential zone except as provided in Section 1120. Said real estate signs shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area and shall be displayed at least ten (10) feet from all lot lines. Real estate signs shall only be placed on lots which they advertise.