General regulations for all signs.
1. All mounting structures, sign casings, poles, monument bases, foundations for a sign or other materials used in housing a sign shall be constructed with subdued, earth- tone colors. For monument and pole signs, the use of natural materials such as wood or stone is strongly encouraged in the design of the sign frames and bases. This shall not be construed to mean that the City regulates the colors or copy of a sign face, but only the housing materials on which the sign is positioned.
2. The total combined signage for any face of a building shall not exceed 12% coverage of the building face. This includes signage on windows, wall signs, roof signs, etc. No building shall be deemed to have more than four (4) building faces.
1. Balloon signs do not require a permit.
2. Balloon signs shall:
a. Be placed no closer than ten (10') feet from the public right-of-way or property line;
b. Not be placed in a clear vision area; and
c. Not obstruct the vision of any motorist from seeing any traffic or traffic control devices.
3. The time limit for businesses to display balloon signs, temporary banner signs, and pennant signs is limited to a total display time, for any or all combinations of these sign types to 75 days per calendar year. (For example: a banner sign for 25 days and a balloon sign for 50 days would use the 75 day limit per year.)
4. No more than two balloon signs per business shall be permitted at the same time.
Changeable Copy Signs – Electronic or Mechanical.
2. On-premise Electronic Changeable Copy signs shall not exceed fifty six (56) square feet in display area and shall be no larger than four and one-half feet (4.5') tall or wider than fourteen feet (14') long. On-premise Electronic Changeable Copy signs may be utilized as a wall sign, pole sign, or monument sign only. The coverage and size limitations for wall, pole or monument signs shall also apply to any proposed on-premise Electronic Changeable Copy sign.
3. Off-premise Electronic Changeable Copy and Mechanically Changeable Copy signs shall only be permitted upon billboards approved by Lindon City (See LCC 18.04) and shall not exceed six hundred seventy five (675) square feet in display area.
4. All off-premise Electronic Changeable Copy and Mechanically Changeable Copy signs are permitted for stationary messages only. The interval between message changes shall not be more frequent than at least eight seconds and the actual message rotation process shall be accomplished in three seconds or less by method of fading between messages or immediate change between messages. No flashing, scrolling video or other movement of sign message (copy) is permitted.
5. A four hundred foot (400') lineal separation distance (measured on the same side of the freeway - not a radius) is required between each on-premise Electronically Changeable Copy Sign. This may prohibit some businesses from being able to obtain a permit for this type of signage if a proposed sign is less than 400' from an existing on-premise Electronically Changeable Copy Sign.
Changeable Copy Signs - Manual.
b. Not have dimensions which exceed the requirements of the ordinance for monument, or wall signs.
2. Only one (1) Directional sign is allowed for each City approved drive approach.
3. Directional signs shall meet the following requirements:
a. In the regional commercial, heavy industrial and light industrial zones, a maximum of three feet (3') in height and twelve (12) square feet in area. The maximum letter height is nine inches (9") per sign face.
b. In all other commercial land use districts, a maximum of three feet (3') in height and six (6) square feet in area.
Garage Sale Signs.
1. No permit is required for Garage Sale signs.
2. Garage Sale signs shall:
a. Not exceed five (5) square feet in area;
b. Not be posted in public right-of-ways or on utility poles;
c. Be allowed on private property with the property owner's permission;
d. Not be posted more than forty-eight (48) hours before the beginning of the garage sale; and
e. Be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after the completion of the garage sale.
1. No permit is required for Government signs.
1. No permit is required for Holiday signs.
2. Holiday signs shall:
a. Only be used with a national, state, or local holiday; and
b. Be removed within fifteen (15) days of the holiday.
Home Occupation Signs.
1. Not more than one sign is permitted for home occupations.
2. Sign shall not be larger than two and one-half (2.5) square feet.
3. Sign must be attached to the main dwelling unit.
4. Sign shall be aesthetically pleasing and made of similar materials and colors as the building to which it is attached.
5. Signs for home occupations shall not be directly lit.
1. No permit is required for Incidental signs.
1. No permit is required for Nameplates.
2. Nameplates shall:
a. Not exceed three (3) square feet; and b. Not be used to identify a home occupation unless state law mandates the home occupation have exterior identification.
3. Nameplates are permitted in all zones.
1. No permit is required for pennant signs.
2. Pennant signs shall:
a. Not be placed in such a way as to obstruct the vision of any motorist from seeing any traffic or traffic control devices.
b. Not be attached to any public utility pole unless permitted by the Planning Commission and the respective public utility company with jurisdiction over the utility pole.
c. The time limit for businesses to display balloon signs, temporary banner signs, and pennant signs is limited to a total display time, for any or all combinations of these sign types, to 75 days in any calendar year. (For example: a banner sign for 25 days and a balloon sign for 50 days would use the 75 day limit per year.)
1. No permit is required for a Political sign.
3. Political signs shall not be placed on public property.
Real Estate Signs.
1. No permit is required for a Real Estate sign.
2. No parcel shall have more than two (2) on- premise real estate signs. The maximum height of any real estate sign shall not exceed eight feet (8'). Except as provided herein, the maximum area of sign of any real estate sign shall not exceed six (6) square feet in residential zones or thirty-two (32) square feet in commercial zones.
3. Directional Real Estate Signs. An off-premises real estate sign may be used to direct traffic to the location of a parcel or a residential development being offered for lease, rent, sale, trade or public inspection. Such signs shall be subject to the following:
a. They shall state only the name of the seller or his agent, words or arrows indicating the location of the parcel, and/or the words “open house,” “grand opening” or similar wording;
b. They shall be erected on private property where the owner of such property has given consent;
c. They shall have a maximum area of six (6) square feet for parcels and sixteen (16) square feet for residential developments;
d. They shall have a maximum height of three feet (3') for parcels and eight feet (8') for residential developments; and
e. No more than three (3) directional real estate signs shall be erected for a parcel and no more than two (2) for a residential development.
4. Promotional Development Signs.
a. One (1) on premise promotional development sign may be used to promote any new real estate development.
b. The maximum area of sign for a promotional development sign shall be calculated by multiplying the acreage of the parcel by twelve and eight tenths (12.8) and adding the product to thirty-two (32); provided however, that no promotional development sign shall exceed ninety-six (96) square feet. (Development Acreage) X (12.8) + (32) = Maximum Area.
5. All Real Estate signs shall be removed within thirty (30) days of the property being sold.
Roof Signs (Integral).
2. Integral Roof signs shall:
a. Not be allowed on buildings having a wall sign; and
b. Not have copy which exceeds ten percent (10%) of the structure to which it is attached.
Special Purpose Signs.
2. Special Purpose signs shall:
a. Not be an “A-frame” sign;
b. Not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet; and
c. Be limited to no more than 50 days display time per calendar year (per organization); and
d. Be removed within five (5) days of the conclusion of the event.
1. Statues signs shall be permitted in all zones and shall be counted within the size limitation of a sign area or coverage. (Examples: If a monument sign for a feed store has a statue of a cow on top of the sign, the side elevation (or profile) of the sign & cow would need to fit within the square foot size limitation for monument signs. Or...If a restaurant has a statue of a chili pepper mounted to the front wall of their building, the statue would have to fit within the percent coverage limitations of a wall sign when looking at the front elevation of the building.)
2. Statues designed and located as public art and not as “promotional displays” are not regulated by this ordinance.
2. Wall signs shall:
a. Be attached to any wall of a building;
c. Not extend above the roof line;
d. Not be used on the same building or unit within a complex which has an Integral Roof sign.
e. Not project more than twenty-four (24) inches from the face of the part of the building to which it is attached - including any light box or structural part of the sign.
1. No permit is required for a Window sign.
2. Window signs shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total transparent area of any window on which they are located.
3. Flashing lights, LED signs, or strobe lights placed on the interior of a window but intended to be seen from the exterior of the building are prohibited.
Youth Activity Sponsor Sign.
1. Permission must be obtained from the Recreation Director to display a Youth Activity Sponsor sign.
2. Youth Activity Sponsor signs are permitted in all zones. (Ord. 2019-8 §1, amended, 2019; Ord. 2013-6, amended, 2013; Ord. 2013-4, amended, 2013; Ord. 2012-1, amended, 2012; Ord. 2011-1, amended, 2011; Ord. 2009-4, amended, 2009; Ord. 2008-5, amended, 2008; Ord. 2007-3, amended, 2007; Ord. 2006-1, amended, 2006; Ord. 2005-12, amended, 2005; Ord. 2002-21, repealed and replaced, 2002; Ord. 2000-8, amended, 2000)