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493. On-premise signs
occupants of real property may erect and maintain on the property, on-premise
signs advertising the sale or lease of the property or activities being
conducted on the property. Those signs shall be subject to the regulations set
signs may be erected or maintained, with a total area of not more than 150
square feet, advertising activities being conducted on the same premises.
However, this limitation does not apply to signs existing on May 1, 1971, or
attached to or part of the building in which the activities are being carried
on. An on-premise sign shall not be located more than 1,500 feet from a main
entrance from the highway to the activity or premises advertised. The 1,500
foot distance shall be measured along the centerline of the highway or highways
between the sign and a main entrance. A main entrance shall be a principal,
private roadway or driveway which leads from a public highway to the advertised
activity. For the purposes of this subdivision, premises shall not include land
which is separated from the activity by a public highway, or other intervening
land use not related to the advertised activity. Undeveloped land or farmland
shall not be considered as an intervening land use.
(2) A sign
advertising the sale or lease of real estate by the owner or an agent shall not
have an area of more than six square feet, including the panel and the frame.
Signs attached to "for sale" or "for lease" signs which
state "sold," "sale pending," "sale under
contract" or similar messages shall not be permitted.
(3) A permitted
on-premise sign shall not extend more than 25 feet above the ground level or,
if the sign is attached to or is part of a building, ten feet above the roof of
the building. However, this limitation does not apply to signs existing on
November 1, 1967. (1967, No. 333 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. March 23, 1968;
amended 1969, No. 92, § 10, eff. April 19, 1969; 1971, No. 115, § 2, eff. April
26, 1971; 1983, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1993, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 8.)