Except as specifically provided in this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any person to post, display, substantially change, or erect a sign in the city without first having obtained a sign permit. Any existing sign that does not have a permit on file issued by the City of Sky Valley is deemed to be an illegal sign. Any proposed alterations or relocation of a sign requires a new permit.
Sign Design Guidelines
In keeping with the public purpose of aesthetic compatibility with the natural beauty and environment of Sky Valley signs should feature earth colors. An acceptable color motif is available for review at the City Hall. This motif has been approved by the City of Sky Valley. Commercial signs and signs in recreational areas must be approved by the City Manager or designee of the City Manager. Any person or entity dissatisfied with the suggested color scheme or other sign design may seek a variance by petitioning the governing authority of Sky Valley for consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Temporary signs announcing a location or relocation of a business or a sign advertising announcing a special event such as for charitable or public purposes shall not exceed six (6) square feet.
Real estate signs
Real Estate Signs are permitted as follows:
One outdoor real estate “for sale” or “for rent” signs is permitted to be placed by the owner, real estate agent or broker in the property owner’s yard. Sign size is limited to 10” x 12”, dark green in color with white lettering (consistent with the approved lot identification signs) and can contain the words “for sale” or “for rent”, the real estate name or owner and a telephone number. For aesthetic and public safety purposes, the only outdoor real estate signs allowed are signs purchased from the City of Sky Valley.
One indoor window real estate “for sale” or “for rent” signs is permitted to be placed by the owner, real estate agent or broker inside the building. Sign size is limited to 24” x 36” or a total of six (6) square feet.
No more than one (1) outdoor and one (1) indoor real estate sign is permitted on each property for sale or for rent as described in paragraphs above.
Open house signs
An “open house” sign is a temporary sign advising the public that a house will be opened for public inspection on a given date which may be posted for no more than seven (7) days prior to the “open house” and shall be removed immediately following the “open house”.
Directional signs will be allowed for an “open house” or special event and shall be removed immediately following.
Building/Contractor construction signs shall be limited to two (2) square feet total area or smaller and shall only contain the Builder/Contractor/Company name, phone number, lot number or 911 number, and street name. Signs shall be placed in a conspicuous place so that supplier/subcontractors can locate the job site. Construction signs shall be removed within five (5) days after the final inspection.
Commercial construction signs shall be limited to forty (40) square feet total area or smaller and shall only contain the name of the General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Identification of Structure (i.e. city hall, police department, lodge, etc.), 911 number and street name. Signs shall be placed in a conspicuous place so that suppliers/subcontractors can locate the job site. Signs shall not obstruct motorist view or create a hazardous condition. Location of sign will need to be approved by the City Building Inspector. Construction sign shall be removed within five (5) days after the City’s issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
Special Event Banners
Banner signs and locations shall be approved by the City Manager as to size and location on an individual case basis. Said banners shall not be placed more than two (2) weeks prior to the event and shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours following the event.
Yard Sale signs
Yard sale signs require a temporary sign permit. The duration of a yard sale shall not exceed forty-eight (48) hours. A yard sale permit shall not be issued for a yard sale on a particular property more often than once every year (12) months. Yard sale signs are prohibited except on the property where the yard sale is taking place and during the actual days of the sale. A yard sale sign shall not exceed 5 square feet.