A. Conflicts within Chapters 32.30 through 32.38. In general, an area
with base zoning, overlay zoning, or in a plan district is subject to all of the
sign regulations of each. When the regulations conflict, unless specifically
indicated otherwise, the regulations for a plan district supersede regulations
for an overlay zone and the regulations for an overlay zone supersede
regulations for base zones. The regulations for plan districts and overlay zones
also supersede conflicting regulations for a specific use or development unless
specifically stated otherwise.
Where there is a conflict between regulations for a specific use or
development and the base zone regulations, the specific use or development
regulations supersede the base zone regulations.
B. Other conflicts. Where there is a conflict between a land use
regulation and a structural regulation, or other conflicts not otherwise
addressed by this section, the most restrictive applies.
C. Relationship to Titles 24 and 26. Title 32 contains objective
construction standards that apply to signs, sign structures, and awnings. Title
24, Building Regulations, adopts the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Title
26, Electrical Regulations, adopts the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code,
respectively, by reference. In situations where an electrical standard is used
in both Titles 32 and 26, standards specific to signs and awnings contained in
Title 32 supersede those in Title 26. In situations where other construction
standards are used in both Titles 32 and 24, standards specific to signs, sign
structures, and awnings contained in Title 32 supersede those in Title
D. Relationship to Title 33. Title 32 contains the objective land use
standards and definitions that apply to signs and awnings. Signs being
constructed as part of a larger development project may be subject to additional
standards and discretionary reviews in Title 33. Where a discretionary land use
review is required, the review procedures and criteria are contained in Title
33, Planning and Zoning, except as follows:
Sign adjustments. Approval criteria for sign adjustments are in
2. Nonconforming signs. Approval criteria for the Determination of
Nonconforming Sign Status Review are in Title 32.
E. Relationship to other City, Regional, State and Federal regulations.
Compliance required. In addition to the requirements of the Sign
Code, signs must comply with all other applicable City, regional, state, and
federal regulations. Compliance with Title 32 does not in any way imply,
either directly or indirectly, compliance with any other law. Where the
provisions of this Title conflict with those set forth in other regulations
under the City Code or ordinance, the more restrictive will control.
2. References to other regulations. References in the sign code to
other City, regional, state, or federal regulations do not constitute a
complete list of such regulations. These references do not imply any
responsibility by the City for enforcement of regional, state, or federal
3. Current versions and citations. All references to other City,
regional, state, or federal regulations in the sign code refer to the most
current version and citation for those regulations, unless specifically
indicated otherwise. Where the referenced regulations have been repealed, sign
code requirements for compliance are no longer in