Section 9.9 of the Zoning Ordinance establishes sign standards and regulations. For signs allowed without a permit, consult section 9.9.10. Signs requiring a permit along with requirements specific to each type of sign are listed in 9.9.11. Properties are subject to maximum sign height and (aggregate) area standards listed in 9.9.12 and 9.9.13, respectively. These depend in part on street classifications; a map is available in section 9.9.4.
There are several special sign districts within the city with their own additional standards, including several areas Downtown and along Stephenson Avenue. Consult section 9.9.17 for additional information. The Metropolitan Planning Commission can provide advice regarding signs in historic districts at 912-651-1440.