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Fountain Hills’ A-Frame and Banner Sign Ordinance given 3-year extension

On December 17, 2015, the Fountain Hills City Council voted 6-0 in approval of granting a 3 year extension to their A-Frame and Banner Sign Ordinance.  This is great news for local businesses and REALTORS® who utilize A-Frame signs!  Previously, the sign ordinance was up for an annual review and only granted a one-year extension.  Based upon the premise that the number of sign ordinance violators will continue to remain small with the assistance of education of the regulations to local businesses and licensed real estate agents, we can look forward to the continued permit-free use of these signs.

To ensure your compliance with the Fountain Hills’ Sign Ordinances, be sure to review the complete Town of Fountain Hills Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 6. 

 

A-Frame Signs are allowed as follows:

  1. Only businesses that are physically located within Town commercial or industrial zoning districts or churches in residential zoning districts may display A-frame signs.
  2. Businesses or churches permitted to display A-frame signs may display a maximum of one such sign per street frontage. Such signs shall be located in the manner required in paragraph 6.08(B)(3) below, either on the same property as the business or church, or on property immediately adjacent to the business or church building as follows:
    1. On property held in common by members of a property owners’ association.
    2. On property owned by the business owner’s landlord.
    3. Public street, subject to the limitations of 6.08(B)(3) below.
  3. Location of A-frame signs shall be restricted as follows:
    1. Such signs shall not be located on the paved portion of any public street, any sidewalk, or any median.
    2. Such signs shall not be located within a designated parking or loading area.
    3. Signs shall not be located in a manner that poses a traffic vision hazard. Signs may not be located within the sight triangle as defined in the Town of Fountain Hills Subdivision Ordinance Section III, Exhibit 16.
    4. A-Frame signs must be placed at least one (1) foot behind the curb. If no curb is present, signs shall be located at least one (1) foot from the edge of the paved portion of the public right-of-way. No A-Frame signs shall be placed on sidewalks or within the center medians that divide portions of paved or unpaved roadways.
  4. No sign may be greater than twenty-four (24) inches wide and thirty-six (36) inches tall.
  5. Signs shall be constructed of wrought iron; sheet metal; 1/8 inch thick plastic; or of wood that is at least 3/8 inch thick. No other materials are acceptable.
  6. Signs must be manufactured by a professional sign company.
  7. Signs shall be in good repair.
  8. Attachments to signs are limited to balloons flown no higher than six (6) feet from the ground. If attachments are used, the A-Frame sign must be set back from the curb a minimum of three (3) feet; if no curb is present, the A-Frame sign shall be located at least three (3) feet from the edge of the paved portion of the public right-of-way.
  9. Landscaping cannot be modified or damaged to accommodate an A-frame sign.
  10. Signs shall only be displayed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  11. No A-frame sign is permitted anywhere within the Town of Fountain Hills after December 31, 2018.

Open house directional signs are allowed as follows:

  1. Open house directional signs shall be used only to direct traffic to a residence for sale, lease or rent.
  2. Maximum number of directional signs for each residence for sale, lease or rent shall be five (5).
  3. Maximum area for each sign shall be six (6) square feet.
  4. No sign may be greater than twenty-four (24) inches wide and thirty-six (36) inches tall.
  5. Signs shall not be illuminated.
  6. Sign must contain a directional arrow.
  7. Signs shall be placed at least one (1) foot behind the curb. If no curb is present, signs shall be located at least one (1) foot from the edge of the paved portion of the public right-of-way. No sign is allowed on sidewalks or within the center medians that divide portions of paved or unpaved roadways.
  8. No sign shall be placed within one hundred fifty (150) linear feet of the Shea Boulevard public right-of-way.
  9. Signs must be made by a professional sign company.
  10. Signs shall not be located within one hundred (100) linear feet of any sign advertising the same location.
  11. Sign placement, other than as described above, may be approved by the Zoning Administrator or authorized designee.

Real estate signs are allowed as follows:

  1. Real estate signs may only advertise the sale, leasing or renting of a building, dwelling, suite, property, or other forms of real estate.
  2. Real estate signs must be non-illuminated.
  3. Maximum sign area of six (6) square feet.
  4. Maximum height of five (5) feet.
  5. Signs must be made by a professional sign company.
  6. No A-Frame signs allowed.
  7. Signs may only be placed on property that is for sale, lease or rent.
  8. Maximum number of signs allowed is one (1) per street frontage.
  9. Signs must be removed when the purpose for which the sign was erected is complete.
  10. Sign placement, other than as described above, may be approved by the Zoning Administrator or authorized designee.

 

To see a complete list of all the real estate Sign Ordinances for Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley, go to:  https://scottsdalerealtors.org/sign-ordinances/

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