Franklin Zoning Ordinance

321 PROCEDURES Performance Agreement 20 Chapter Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2022 20.15.5 Administrative Final Action If the proposed construction is in conformity with this Ordinance and other applicable ordinances, then the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services shall issue a building permit. If the building permit is denied, then the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services shall state the cause of denial in writing. 20.16 Performance Agreement See Chapter 21, Performance Agreements. 20.17 Sign Permit 20.17.1 Purpose The purpose of a sign permit is to ensure that the design, type, installation, construction, alteration, or relocation of a sign complies with this Ordinance. 20.17.2 Applicability A. Sign permits shall comply with the specific review procedures of this Section. B. Installation, construction, alteration, or relocation of a sign shall be subject to issuance of a sign permit by the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services, unless exempted in Subsection 20.17.3, Exemptions. C. Within the HPO, a certificate of appropriateness shall be obtained prior to issuance of a sign permit. If a sign permit is not required, a certificate of appropriateness shall be required prior to installation, construction, alteration, relocation, or demolition of a sign. D. In cases where an electrical permit is required, it shall be obtained at the same time as the sign permit. 20.17.3 Exemptions A. The following signs may be installed, constructed, altered, relocated, or demolished without a sign permit, but shall be subject to all applicable standards in Chapter 15, Signs: 1. Ballfield fence signs; 2. Convenience signs; 3. Flags; 4. Public signs; 5. Signs required for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; 6. Integral signs; 7. Sandwich board signs (which require a permit in the HPO pursuant to the Municipal Code); 8. Temporary construction site signs; and 9. Temporary signs. B. The following activities may be conducted without obtaining a sign permit: 1. Cleaningandothernormalmaintenance and repair of a sign, unless a structural or design change is made. 2. Painting or repainting of a sign; however, alterations in the paint color of a sign within the HPO shall require a certificate of appropriateness. 3. Changing the contents of sign area, provided the size, shape, and location remains unchanged, pursuant to Chapter 15, Signs, unless in the HPO. 20.17.4 Application Submittal A sign permit application shall be submitted in accordance with the requirements established by the Department of Building and Neighborhood Services. 20.17.5 Administrative Final Action The Department of Building and Neighborhood Services shall reviewthe signpermit application

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