(Amended by Ordinance No. 176469, effective July 1, 2002.)
A. General. The applicant must submit an application for a sign permit, awning permit or sign registration to the Director for review. The applicant may not commence any sign or awning installation before the Director has approved the requested permit or registration. A separate application is required for each sign or awning.
B. Who may apply.
1. The owner of a site on which a sign, sign structure or awning is to be placed must be the applicant for a permit or registration. The owner may authorize another responsible party to obtain a permit or registration. The Director may require written documentation of such authorization.
2. Signs with electrical components. When a sign includes electrical components the applicant must either be a licensed State of Oregon electrical contractor or the owner of the property. Permits issued to property owners must comply with Paragraph 32.62.030 B.3.
C. General application requirements. Applications for sign and awning permits and registrations must be made in writing upon forms furnished by the Director. The Director will determine the number of copies of each document and plan required for application. The application must contain the general information specified in Paragraphs C.1 through C.6., below and the additional information specified in Subsections D. through E., below, as appropriate to the application type.
1. Address of the site on which the sign or awning is to be located;
2. Property owner’s name and address;
3. Sign owner’s name and address, when different than property owner;
4. Authorization of property owner to apply for and erect sign;
5. Contractor’s Registration number or numbers; and
6. Applicant’s name, address and telephone number.
D. Additional application requirements for permanent signs. In addition to the application requirements contained in Subsection C, applications for permits for permanent signs must include the following information:
1. Method of attachment to building, foundation and other construction requirements specified in the plan standards of Subsection 32.62.020 H;
2. Electrical component specifications;
3. Sign dimensions and area;
4. Height of sign and height of clearances above pedestrian areas or for vision clearances;
5. For fascia signs, the weight of the sign;
6. Sign type;
7. Location on the property, building or structure;
8. A listing of existing signs on the property including type, location and size;
9. Calculations needed to show allowed, existing and proposed sign area;
10. A site plan, drawn to scale, showing:
a. Site address;
b. Property lines and lengths of street frontages;
c. Building footprint;
d. Length of building walls that:
(1) face a street and have a public entrance; and
(2) for tenant spaces without street frontage, walls with a public entrance and face a parking area;
e. Public entrance to each building and ground level tenant space;
f. Names of abutting street(s);
g. Vision clearance areas; and
h. North arrow;
11. Sign elevation drawing, drawn to scale, that includes:
a. All details and dimensions of the sign;
b. Type of material and all dimensions of supports and footings;
c. Clearances above ground;
d. Height above ground;
e. Distance of any projecting sign extension into a right of way;
f. Where a sign is attached to a building, the building roof line for the wall on which the sign will be mounted; and
g. Type of lighting (if any).
E. Additional application requirements for awnings. In addition to the application requirements contained in Subsection C., above, applications for permits for awnings, awnings with signs and awnings with electrical elements must include the following information:
1. Method of attachment to building and other construction requirements specified in the plan standards of Subsection 32.62.020 H;
2. Location of installation on wall;
3. Clearances above ground or pedestrian walking surface;
4. Height above ground;
5. Distance of any extension into a right of way and relationship to curb;
6. Type of lighting (if any); and
7. For those awnings including signs, additional information as specified in Subsection D., above.
F. Registration application for temporary banners and temporary balloon signs. Applications for registration of temporary banners and temporary balloon signs must be made in writing upon forms furnished by the Director. The application must contain the following information:
1. Address of the site on which the banner or balloon sign is to be located;
2. Property owner’s name and address;
3. Applicant’s name, address and telephone number;
4. Size of the banner or balloon;
5. Building wall/location to mounted;
6. Attachment/mounting method
7. The number and size of other banners currently hung on the building and site; and
8. Dates the banner or balloon is to be erected and removed.
G. Registration application for portable signs. Applications for registration of portable signs must be made in writing upon forms furnished by the Director. The application for a portable sign must contain the information specified below:
1. Portable sign owner’s name, address and telephone number;
2. Applicant’s name, address and telephone number;
3. Size, height and area of the portable sign; and
4. For a portable sign registered to a specific site, the application must contain the following additional information:
a. Address of the site on which the portable sign is to be located or the address of the site adjoining the portion of the right-of-way where the sign is to be located;
b. Property owner’s name and address; and
c. Number of public entrances to the building on the site.
H. Registration application for temporary fascia and temporary freestanding signs. Applications for registration of temporary fascia and temporary freestanding signs must be made in writing upon forms furnished by the Director. The application must contain the information specified below:
1. Property owner’s name and address;
2. Applicant’s name, address, and telephone number;
3. Size of temporary fascia or temporary freestanding sign;
4. Location of installation on wall (for fascia signs) or on property (for freestanding signs); and
5. Dates the temporary sign is to be erected and removed.
I. Information on plans and drawings. All plans and drawings must be complete and drawn to scale. Line quality and contrast must be easily read and result in a readable document after photocopying, microfilming, scanning or similar reproduction. All plans and calculations must be on substantial paper. The plans must provide the appropriate wind, seismic, dead load and load combinations for each sign and awning. The plans must show the dimensions, materials, connections and attachments. If the sign or awning is to be attached to a building, the plans must contain information specifying the attachment methodology and information justifying the adequacy of building members to support the loads imposed by the sign, sign structure or awning. The plans for the foundation and attachment of permanent signs and awnings must be prepared and sealed by a State of Oregon registered engineer.
J. Expiration of application. An application for a permit or registration for any proposed sign or awning will be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit or registration has been issued. The Director may grant one extension for a time not to exceed 180 days. The extension must be requested by the applicant in writing.
K. Delegation of Registration. The Director is authorized to establish a program that delegates registration of signs through third parties. The Director must establish the program in accordance with the procedures established in Section 32.60.020, Rulemaking.