[CC 1996 §515.010; CC 1981 §525.010; Ord. No. 86 §1, 2-1-1954]
No person shall erect or maintain any sign described in this Chapter until a permit therefor shall have been issued by the Commissioner to do so; an application for such permit shall have been filed with the Building Commissioner, accompanied by plans and specifications, showing dimensions, materials and details of construction of the proposed structure; nor until all the provisions of this Chapter relating to such structure shall have been complied with; nor until the prescribed fee for such permit has been paid to the Commissioner.
[CC 1996 §515.020; CC 1981 §525.020; Ord. No. 86 §2, 2-1-1954; Ord. No. 851 §1, 12-21-1992]
The fee shall be five dollars ($5.00) per lineal running foot for the length of such signs with the exception of banners which fee shall be ten dollars ($10.00) per real property lot and no permit shall be issued for commercial signs erected in vacant lots or on top of buildings except on St. Charles Rock Road and Woodson Road and, providing further, that no permit or fee shall be required for the erection of any sign advertising the sale of the property on which said sign is located, provided that such signs shall not be more than six (6) feet in length nor more than five (5) feet in height.
[CC 1996 §515.030; CC 1981 §525.030; Ord. No. 86 §3, 2-1-1954]
No sign shall be enlarged or relocated except in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter and until a proper permit has been secured. The changing of movable parts or signs that are designed for changes or the repainting of display matter shall not be deemed to be alterations.
[CC 1996 §515.040; CC 1981 §525.040; Ord. No. 86 §4, 2-1-1954]
Nothing in this Chapter shall require the removal or discontinuance of a legally existing sign that is not altered, rebuilt, enlarged, extended or relocated; provided however, that this provision shall not relieve the owner or lessee from the duty of safely maintaining such sign and paying the inspection fee as provided in this Chapter.
[CC 1996 §515.050; CC 1981 §525.050; Ord. No. 86 §5, 2-1-1954]
Display signs illuminated by electricity or equipped in any way with electrical devices or appliances shall conform, with respect to the wiring of such sign, with the provisions of the Electrical Code.
[CC 1996 §515.060; CC 1981 §525.060; Ord. No. 86 §6, 2-1-1954]
It shall be the duty of the Commissioner or his/her authorized representative to inspect every sign for which a permit is provided by this Chapter at least once each calendar year and the owner of such sign shall pay yearly an inspection fee in the amount of five dollars ($5.00) per lineal foot.
[CC 1996 §515.070; CC 1981 §525.070; Ord. No. 184 §§1 — 3, 2-1-1960; Ord. No. 823 §1, 11-18-1991]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, repair, alter, relocate or maintain or construct any sign on utility poles, wires, braces or any construction connected therewith or on or over public thoroughfares or public rights-of-way or on City, County, State or Federal property, both real and personal, of any kind and description.