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    Home » Sec. 35.1-26.5. Temporary Signs.

    Sec. 35.1-26.5. Temporary Signs.

     

    Sec. 35.1-26.5. Temporary signs.
     
    (a) The following banners are permitted in the zoning districts of the City of Lynchburg:
     
    District Size Quantity Setback
    R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 24 SF 1 Per Street Frontage 8 feet
    B-1, B-2, B-4, B-6 24 SF 1 Per Street Frontage 8 feet
    B-3, B-5, IN-1, IN-2 32 SF 1 Per Street Frontage 8 feet
    I-1, I-2, I-3 24 SF 1 Per Street Frontage 8 feet

     

    (b) Banners may be erected only by the occupant of the lot and the advertising matter shall apply only to the nature of the activity occupying the lot on which the banner is erected.
     
    (c) An application and permit for a banner or inflatable item is required as provided in 35.1-26.14. No such permit shall be issued for a period to exceed sixty (60) days. Permits for banner signs and inflatable items shall not be issued for any location during a period of thirty (30) days after the expiration date of a permit for a banner or inflatable item previously issued for the same location, unless the business operated at the location has changed ownership. In no case shall a banner or inflatable item be displayed for more than a total of one hundred and eighty (180) days per calendar year. Said banners and inflatable items shall be securely fastened to the ground or other immovable object and shall be located a minimum of eight (8) feet from the property line.
     
    (d) Temporary construction signs are permitted in the zoning districts of the City of Lynchburg as follows:
     
    District Size Quantity
    R-C, R-1, R-2, R-3 6 SF 1
    R-4, R-5 16 SF 1
    B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, IN-1, IN-2 32 SF 1
    I-1, I-2, I-3 32 SF 1

     

    One temporary construction sign shall be allowed for each contractor, subcontractor, architect or engineer. Temporary construction signs shall only be allowed on the property on which construction will commence within the next three (3) months, and may be erected on the wall of a construction trailer, construction shed or on the ground. Temporary construction signs shall not be lighted by any means and shall be removed prior to a certificate of occupancy (CO) being granted for said building. A sign permit is not required for the placement of a temporary construction sign.
     
    (e) Temporary real estate signs are permitted in the zoning districts of the City of Lynchburg as follows:
     
    District Size  Quantity
    R-C, R-1. R-2, R-3 6 SF 1 per Street Frontage 
    R-4, R-5 16 SF 1 per Street Frontage
    B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, IN-1, IN-2 32 SF 1 per Street Frontage
    I-1, I-2, I-3 32 SF 1 per Street Frontage

     

    Temporary real estate signs are to be placed only on the property that is for sale or lease. Temporary real estate signs shall be removed within three (3) days of the sale or lease of the property.
     
    (f) One (1) temporary subdivision identification sign not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet in area may be erected during construction at an entrance to the subdivided property; provided not over two (2) signs shall be erected for any one (1) subdivision. These signs shall be removed upon completion or sale of seventy-five (75) per cent of the lots in the subdivision. No electric or other luminous sign and no sign illuminated by a floodlight or other similar device shall be permitted.
     
    (g) Temporary signs that are permitted by this section may not be placed on utility poles, traffic control signs or within the public rights-of-way.
     
    (h) All temporary signs must be removed within three (3) days after the event or activity being advertised or promoted by the temporary sign has been completed. (Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04; Ord. No. O-13-034, 3-12-13)