Sign Permits

No sign, except those identified as exempt in Section 15 of the Zoning Code (Signs), shall be erected, constructed, altered or relocated without first obtaining a sign permit.

Application Requirements

Submit the following for review - please review all requirements prior to submittal: 

  • Completed sign permit application (PDF) - each sign will require a separate permit
  • Completed contractor registration form (PDF) and all required paperwork
  • Permit fee (per sign) - $125 illuminated - $75 non-illuminated/face change
  • Three copies of a current, legal plat of survey with exact position of sign(s)
  • Three copies of full color drawings and specifications for each sign

Submitted plat copy should not be reduced or enlarged. Village is able to make copies of any original documents for application purposes.

Each sign will require a Zoning review and once approved will go for a Building review. Sign Code information is contained in Section 15 of the Zoning Code.

Prohibited Signs

The following signs are prohibited by Zoning Code: 

  • Animated Signs
  • Attention-Getting Devices
  • Flashing Signs
  • Floodlights
  • Moving Signs
  • Obscene Signs
  • Off-Premise Signs
  • Painted and Illegally Affixed Signs
  • Permanent Banner Signs
  • Pole Signs
  • Portable Signs
  • Roof Signs
  • Signs that Interfere with Traffic
  • Snipe Signs
  • Spotlights
  • Strobe Lights
  • Unsafe Signs

Temporary Signs

Temporary Signs meeting the following Zoning requirements do not require permits:

  • Sign is not a temporary pole or wall sign
  • Signs must be related to goods or services sold on the premises
  • Temporary off-premise signs are prohibited
  • No temporary sign may be illuminated
  • All temporary signs must remain in good condition during the display period. Throughout the display period, corrective action must be taken immediately should there be any problems with the appearance, condition or maintenance of the sign and/or support hardware
  • Only one type of temporary sign may be displayed on a lot at one time
  1. A-Frame
  2. Banners
  3. Construction
  4. Political
  5. Real Estate
  6. Vehicle
  7. Window Signs

A-Frame Signs

  • Permitted only within the C-1 and C-2 Districts
  • Limited to six square feet in area and four feet in height
  • Limited to business hours only - must be stored indoors at all other times - must not be used during high winds or heavy snow conditions
  • Limited to one per business - minimum of twenty foot separation required between all A-frame signs
  • Must be placed within fifteen feet of primary entrance and must not interfere with pedestrian traffic or violate ADA or other accessibility codes
  • May be placed in public right-of-way but must maintain five foot sidewalk clearance at all times

Questions

For more information contact the Zoning Administrator, Emily Rodman.