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City of Olivette, MO
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Table of Contents
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[R.O. 2008 §225.300; Ord. No. 2257, 10-12-2004; Ord. No. 2305, 2-28-2006; Ord. No. 2396 §1, 1-29-2009]
A. 
Only non-flashing, non-fading, non-moving signs of types enumerated in this Article shall be permitted in all residential zoning districts, subject to permit and fees, provided that no such signs are located closer than ten (10) feet from the roadway or pavement edge (curb) unless otherwise provided for in this Section. No sign within a residential zoning district shall be illuminated in any manner except those signs required by law to be illuminated.
B. 
Subject to limitations hereinafter set forth, only the following types of signs shall be permitted in residential zoning districts in accordance with the regulations hereinafter prescribed. Regulations pertaining to size, height and number represent maximums allowed, unless specifically set forth in a given Section. All signs requiring a permit from the Building Official are so noted.
1. 
Flags.
a. 
Size. Five (5) feet by eight (8) feet (each).
b. 
Number. Three (3) flags per pole.
c. 
Location. Pole must be offset from any property line by, at a minimum, a distance equal to the height of the pole above mean grade.
d. 
Special. One (1) pole per lot.
e. 
Permit. No sign permit required.
2. 
Real estate signs.
a. 
Information allowed.
(1) 
For sale, rent or lease;
(2) 
Seller's name and phone number.
b. 
Size. Four (4) square feet for a single lot.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet for a single lot.
d. 
Number. One (1) per lot or unit (dwelling/commercial).
e. 
Location. Not less than ten (10) feet away from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special. Removed within ten (10) days of closing, lease or completion.
g. 
Permit. Not required.
3. 
Construction and subdivision real estate signs.
a. 
Information. Owner/developer, general contractor, architect, engineer or financier's name, address and telephone number.
b. 
Size. Thirty-two (32) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Eight (8) feet for ground mount; twelve (12) feet for trailer (trailer to be for construction only).
d. 
Number. One (1) per development entry.
e. 
Location. Ground mount, wall mount, trailer mount (construction only). Not less than ten (10) feet away from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special. Removed within ten (10) days of closing, leasing or completion of the entire development.
g. 
Permit. Sign permit required.
4. 
Site specific construction or renovation announcement.
a. 
Information. Name and contacting information for mechanics, painters, architects, engineers and similar artisans.
b. 
Size. Four (4) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet.
d. 
Number. One (1) per lot.
e. 
Location. Ground, not less than ten (10) feet away from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special. Shall be located only at the location at which work is being performed and must be removed upon completion of said work.
g. 
Permit. Not required.
5. 
Campaign signs.
a. 
Information. Political or campaign information on behalf of candidates for public office or measures on particular election ballots.
b. 
Size. Four (4) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet.
d. 
Number. Four (4) per lot or unit (dwelling/commercial).
e. 
Location. Not less than ten (10) feet from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special. Only two (2) sign faces which are back-to-back, no sandwich boards or V-shaped signs.
g. 
Permit. Not required.
6. 
Non-commercial/cause signs.
a. 
Information. A personal, non-commercial message as long as such does not contain obscene or indecent matter; indecent, profane or insulting language, pictures or symbols; language, symbols or pictures directed at a non-public figure intended to cause that person ridicule or harm; or language, symbols or pictures having a direct tendency to cause violence.
b. 
Size. Four (4) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet.
d. 
Number. Four (4) per lot or unit (dwelling/commercial).
e. 
Location. Not less than ten (10) feet from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special. Only two (2) sign faces which are back-to-back—no sandwich boards or V-shaped signs.
g. 
Permit. Not required.
7. 
Advisory.
a. 
Information. No Trespassing, Alarm System, Private, Keep Out, Beware of Dog, etc.
b. 
Size. Two (2) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet for ground mount or four (4) feet for fence mount.
d. 
Number. Two (2) per lot, but not more than one (1) per lot side; and one (1) per unit (dwelling/commercial).
e. 
Location. Not less than ten (10) feet from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Permit. Not required.
8. 
Special display.
a. 
Information. Special event for church, school, government or institution.
b. 
Size. Thirty-two (32) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Six (6) feet above mean grade.
d. 
Number. Two (2).
e. 
Location. Ground mount not less than ten (10) feet away from the roadway or pavement edge (curb).
f. 
Special.
(1) 
Maximum display time is fifteen (15) days;
(2) 
No more than one (1) display every forty-five (45) days;
(3) 
All signage shall require the permission of the property owner or Governing Body if a public property or thoroughfare. Such permission shall be produced by the organization upon reasonable demand by the Building Official.
g. 
Permit. Sign permit required.
9. 
Garage sale.
a. 
Information. Garage sale.
b. 
Size. Three (3) square feet per face.
c. 
Height. Three (3) feet.
d. 
Number. One (1) per lot.
e. 
Location. Ground mount (See "Special").
f. 
Special. If erected on an off-site premises, must have permission of owner of said premises. Must be erected so as to not constitute a traffic, pedestrian, safety or health hazard. Not to be posted more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the sale and must be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale.
g. 
Permit. Not required.