10.5 Permanent Signs Allowed Without a Permit
10.5.1 Convenience Sign
An on-premise sign giving information or direction for the convenience and necessity of the public such as address signs, address and name plaques, signs identifying rest rooms, parking area entrances and exits, gas station self-service or full-service pump islands, freight entrances and exits, and other facilities that may require directional signage.
Convenience signs visible from outside the property shall not exceed three (3) square feet of area per sign or four (4) feet in height and shall not contain any logos. Interior oriented signs may not exceed 32 square feet in area or the height of the nearest building.
10.5.2 Historic Marker Sign
A sign attached to a building, indicating the date of construction or the name of the building or the principals involved in its construction. Also includes attached or freestanding historic or memorial markers erected by a governmental agency or private, nonprofit historic preservation or education organization pursuant to a plan or program for the erection of such signs or markers applied on a national, state or local basis or to properties within a duly authorized local historic district.
(1) Historic Marker Standards: The plan or program sponsoring the sign shall employ uniform standards of eligibility and the sign or marker shall commemorate a person, building, place or event of historical, civic, cultural, natural historical, scientific, or architectural significance.
(a) Each such sign or marker shall be made of cast metal, cut masonry, painted wood or
metal or other similar weatherproof material.
(b) Signs attached to buildings shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.
10.5.3 Window Sign: Signs that are attached to, painted on, or etched into a window or displayed within twelve (12) inches (measured horizontally) of the window and are legible from outside of the window.
(1) Window signs shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the window area on each façade and in combination with all other signs on the lot shall not exceed the maximum permitted sign area for the lot.
10.5.4 Traffic Control Signs On Private Property: Any public notice or warning required by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or Code. Any federal, state, or local traffic control or other public sign when located on private property.
(1) The face shall meet Mississippi Department of Transportation standards.
(2) The sign shall contain no commercial logo or message.
10.5.5 Vending Machines, Automatic Tellers, Gasoline Pumps: Signs that display the name, trademark, prices or logo of the company or brand, provided the display is an integral part of a vending machine, automatic teller machine, or gas pump.
(1) The sign shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area per side.
10.5.6 Residential Identification Sign
(1) Up to two (2) freestanding signs may be placed on private property at each entrance to identify the subdivision.
(2) Each sign shall be limited to six (6) feet in height and twelve (12) square feet in area. Signs shall be incorporated into a permanent landscape feature such as a wall or masonry column.
10.5.7 Mixed Use and Multifamily Developments
(1) Up to two (2) freestanding signs may be placed on private property at each entrance to identify the project.
(2) Each sign shall be limited to six (6) feet in height and the total sign area shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area for a single sign and sixteen (16) square feet each if two (2) signs are used.
(3) The sign shall be incorporated into a permanent landscape feature such as a wall or masonry column.
10.5.8. Windblown Signs
(1) Up to fifty (50) square feet of windblown signs, such as streamers, flags, pennants, et cetera, per one hundred feet of street frontage may be placed on property within Mixed Use Commercial Corridor or Mixed Use Employment zoning districts.
(2) Windblown signs may not have any copy or logo relating to the business.
(3) Such windblown signs shall be securely affixed to the ground or to a building and may not exceed twenty five (25) feet in height.
(4) Windblown signs which become faded or tattered shall be replaced or removed.
(4) Flags conforming to official standards of the United States Government or the State of Mississippi shall not be considered or used as windblown signs.