Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale during codification 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 9-1989; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Handbills — See Ch. 196.
Visual obstructions — See Ch. 294.
Zoning — See Ch. 310.
[Amended 2-28-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
No building or premises shall be used for or occupied by billboards or advertising signs, except as permitted in a Residence A District and except that, upon buildings in business districts or Village Center Area Districts in actual use for permitted purposes, advertising signs having an aggregate area not larger than 25 square feet, constructed parallel to and not more than 12 inches from the building wall to which they are attached, and signs at right angles to the wall of the building to which they are attached may be constructed and maintained, provided that the greatest dimension of such signs at right angles does not exceed two feet and that such signs have no more than three square feet of area and project no more than two feet from the wall of said building. All such signs shall be within the property line and not higher than the ceiling of the first story, and in no case above the eaves or cornices, and shall be limited to displaying the name and nature of the business and employment for which such building is used. All such signs shall comply with the provisions of other chapters of this Code.
[Amended 2-28-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
No billboards or advertising signs shall be displayed inside of any building or premises so as to be visible from the street, except that, in buildings in business districts or Village Center Area Districts in actual use for permitted purposes, advertising signs made of paper or other temporary material may be displayed in windows, provided that such signs do not eliminate vision from the outside of the activities within the building and provided further that such signs do not cover space in length and width more than half the length and width of the window. No such signs shall be illuminated or use letters, numbers or other characters more than five inches in height.
Illuminated signs shall be subject to the following conditions:
A. 
Illumination shall be by a constant light.
B. 
If applied to the exterior of a building in a business district, such sign shall be parallel to the wall surface.
C. 
Signs within six feet of a window and visible from a street shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
D. 
Signs in a business district shall not be illuminated after 10:00 p.m. except during such time thereafter as the building is open for the conduct of business.
The following types of signs or billboards are specifically prohibited:
A. 
Display or advertising signs relating to nontransient boarders or roomers where one-family dwellings are permitted pursuant to § 310-7A of Chapter 310, Zoning.
B. 
Advertising signs or billboards as an accessory use in a residence district.
C. 
Display or advertising signs, visible from the street, relating to a home occupation where such is permitted pursuant to § 310-8C or 310-9B of Chapter 310, Zoning.
D. 
Display or advertising signs relating to an off-street parking lot where such is permitted pursuant to § 310-10B of Chapter 310, Zoning.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.