Dept/Div. Contact: Planning Division - (209) 577-5267
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Description: The objective of the Sign Ordinance is to maintain and enhance the community's overall aesthetic environment, to minimize the possible adverse effects of signs on nearby public and private property and to improve pedestrian and traffic safety. Some types of temporary signs, such as banners, may also be permitted. Some sign proposals require Conditional Use Permit or Planned Development (PD) approval; consult the City's Sign Regulation or a Planner for guidance.
Examples: The City of Modesto regulates the permitting, design, location, construction, erection, modification, use, maintenance, and removal of signs. A sign may only be erected, placed, established, painted, created, or maintained in conformance with the requirements of the ordinances.
The majority of sign packages can be approved without the need of a preliminary review (if all submittal criteria has been met); an exception would be a major development project.
In this particular case, an 'application' is referred to as a 'Sign Package'; details below.
Where to submit:
1010 Tenth Street, 3rd Floor [Directions]
What to bring:
- 3 copies of complete site plans, sign elevations, to scale and dimensioned, providing:
- location of sign on the building and/or the property (reference
- height and width of sign
- location and size of all other signs on the property
- Illuminated sign UL numbers, if applicable
- Payment for Sign Permit
When the sign package has been approved and the required fee has been paid, the Planning Division will direct the applicant to the Building Safety Division to apply for a sign-related Building Permit.
Subsequent to project approval a building permit must be issued, which involves a fee. The Building Safety Division has a Sign Permit Application Checklist & Inspection Procedure available.
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