§493. On-premise signs

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/021/00493
Published: 2015

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493. On-premise signs

Owners or

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

forth below.

(1) On-premise

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.)