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Education – Signage Melbourne FL

June 28, 2013

This summary of code for ground signs in Melbourne, FL.

Number of ground signs:

i.

Properties with street frontage of less than fifty (50) linear feet are not allowed a ground sign.

ii.

Properties with street frontage of fifty (50) to ninety-nine (99) linear feet are allowed one (1) ground sign for a total area not exceeding fifty (50) square feet of sign face area.

iii.

Properties with street frontage greater than one hundred (100) linear feet are allowed one (1) ground sign not exceeding seventy-two (72) square feet.

iv.

Properties with street frontage greater than six hundred (600) linear feet are allowed two (2) ground signs which in the aggregate will not exceed a total of one hundred forty-four (144) square feet with at least one hundred fifty (150) feet of separation between ground signs. The separation distance between ground signs shall be measured as a straight line between the closest portion of each sign in relation to the other sign.

v.

Properties with street frontage greater than one thousand five hundred (1,500) linear feet are allowed three (3) ground signs which in the aggregate will not exceed a total area of two hundred sixteen (216) square feet and at least one hundred fifty (150) feet of separation between ground signs with no single sign exceeding one hundred sixty (160) square feet. The separation distance between ground signs shall be measured as a straight line between the closest portion of each sign in relation to the other sign.

vi.

The sign face area of any nonconforming ground sign located on the premises shall be included for purposes of determining the maximum allowable ground sign face area.

vii.

Any premises with multiple street frontages may allocate its total allowable ground sign face area among its permitted ground signs on any frontage. However, no more than one (1) ground sign is permitted on any single street frontage with less than six hundred (600) linear feet.

b.

Setbacks for ground signs:

i.

Setback shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet from any property line abutting a public right-of-way.

ii.

Setback shall be a minimum of five (5) feet from any other property line.

c.

Height of signs: The maximum height for all ground signs is twelve (12) feet, measured per the definitions of this chapter.

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