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Except when otherwise prohibited, the following signs are exempt from the application, permit and fee requirements of this chapter when the standards of this chapter are met:

(1) Political signs, located on private property, which, during a campaign, advertise a political party or candidate(s) for public elective office or promote a position on a public issue, provided such signs shall not be posted more than ninety days before the election to which they relate and are removed within fifteen days following the election;

(2) A sign advertising a public charitable or civic event, located on private property, which advertises the charitable or civic event, provided such signs shall not be posted more than thirty days prior to the scheduled date of the event to which they relate and are removed within three days following the event;

(3) Nameplates not to exceed two square feet in area bearing only the name and occupation of the occupant;

(4) Canopy signs when an integral part of the canopy fabric and the canopy complies with International Building Code requirements;

(5) Banners advertising grand openings, special sale events, etc., provided the aggregate size of the banner does not exceed the size limitation for a freestanding sign on the same property. Banners may be displayed a maximum of two consecutive weeks with a maximum display period of eight weeks annually;

(6) Welcome signs or gateway signs that introduce or welcome visitors to the city or region; and

(7) Wayfinding signs. (Ord. 2077 § 3, 2019; Ord. 1634 § 150, 2004.)