(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176469 and 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)
A. Review of applications.
1. General. Applications for sign permits and registrations will be
reviewed for compliance with the requirements of this Title. Proposals for
signs and awnings that are allowed without other reviews are reviewed for
compliance with the requirements of this Title. The review is a
nondiscretionary administrative review. Decisions on application are made by
the Director and are final. The review will be done according to general
operating procedures of the Bureau of Development Services and the City.
2. Actions of the Director. Where the Director finds that a proposed
sign or awning does not comply with this Title, the Director must either
require revisions to the proposal, require additional reviews or deny the
3. Additional reviews required. Applications for permits or
registration for signs that require additional reviews, or that do not comply
with the provisions of this Title, may require additional review according to
procedures described in Chapters 32.38 and 32.44.
B. Issuance of permits and registrations.
1. General. No sign permit or registration will be issued until the
application is approved by the Director.
2. Electrical sign contractor. Permits for signs containing electrical
components will be issued only to an appropriately licensed State of Oregon
electrical contractor or the owner of the property. Lighting for awnings or
indirect lighting for signs require a separate electrical permit.
3. Permits issued to property owners. Permits for signs or awnings
containing electrical components will be issued to a property owner only where
all work done under the permit will be performed by the owner or by a member
of the immediate family of the owner and when the owner does not intend to
sell, exchange, lease or rent the property within 6 months of final approval
of the permitted work.
4. Access consent required. As a condition of permit or registration
issuance, the responsible party must agree to allow access to the site for all
inspections to be conducted.
5. Posting of sign permit and sticker and registration
a. Sign permits and stickers. A sign permit for permanent signs
attached to buildings and freestanding signs must be prominently posted in a
location visible from the outside of the building located closest to the
location of the sign installation until such time that the sign has received
final inspection and has been approved.
Permanent signs must be permanently identified with a sign sticker
provided by the Director.
b. Temporary banners, balloons, temporary fascia, temporary
freestanding, and portable signs. Temporary banner, temporary balloon,
temporary fascia, temporary freestanding, and portable sign registration
must be identified with a registration sticker for each registration period.
Stickers must be affixed to the approved banner, balloon, fascia or
freestanding sign, or approved portable sign in a location that is visible
from the right-of- way. Registration stickers must remain affixed and
visible for the entire registration period during which the sign is visible
from the right-of-way.
6. Identification. The installer of a permanent sign or permanent
banner must display on the sign or banner the installer’s name and date of