Sec. 25-24-50. Permit procedure.

(a) All signs, except (as defined in Section 25-24-20(c) (exempt)) and temporary signs, require approval by the zoning administrator prior to being erected, placed, altered, or moved to insure compliance with the provisions of this article.
(b) A building permit is required for all signs except directly painted wall and window graphics, directional signs, temporary signs, and maintenance.
(c) Where a use permit or variance is required, it must be obtained from the planning commission or zoning administrator, whichever is appropriate, prior to issuance of a building permit.
(d) When an encroachment permit is required from the State Department of Transportation, it must be obtained prior to issuance of a building permit.
(e) Two sets of sign plans shall be submitted to the community development department for approval. The sign plans shall contain:
(1) Address of sign location;
(2) Name and phone number of owner;
(3) Name, address, and phone number of contractor or erector;
(4) Site plan showing location of signs;
(5) Elevation showing location on building or other structure including heights of signs and any projection from building;
(6) Elevation of sign showing dimensions and materials;
(7) Construction details of typical sections for all applicable signs. In some cases, the building inspector will require that the details are accompanied by the signature of a California licensed engineer or architect;
(8) Sign valuation and, for electric signs, the number of transformers. (Amended during the March 2009 supplement.)