1. Sign permit required. A sign permit is required prior to the erection, installation, or substantial modification of any sign that is not an exempt sign. Sign permits are issued by the Planning Department if, after review of a complete application for sign permit and payment of the applicable fee, Planning staff determines that the proposed sign complies with the applicable requirements of this Article.
2. Application requirements. Application for a permit to erect or display signs in the Town shall be made to the Planning Department on forms approved by the Planning Director and shall be accompanied by the applicable processing fee and a scaled drawing or other graphic representation of the proposed sign, specifying the size, shape, lighting and position of the sign in relation to the building or property from or upon which it will be displayed, and such other information as is necessary to determine compliance with the requirements of this Article.
3. Administrative permitting procedures. Planning staff shall determine whether an application for a sign permit is complete within one (1) business day after it is submitted, and shall approve or deny the permit application within five (5) business days after receipt of a complete application and fee (“administrative processing period”). If an application is incomplete, staff shall return it to the applicant, along with a notice specifying what must be included to complete the application. If an application is denied, staff shall specify the reason for denial to the applicant in writing. If staff does not decide the application within the administrative processing period, the application is approved.
4. Calculation of administrative processing period. For the purposes of calculating the administrative processing period, the first day is not counted, and the period ends at 11:59 p.m. on last day. If the end of the period is a weekend day or legal holiday, the period shall be extended until 11:59 p.m. on the next business day. (Ord. 1216 §1 (Exh. A), 2016)