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By Heather Sarahan
Monday, January 21, 2019
Email: heather@icaar.org


Iowa City

Real estate signs:

- In residential zones the maximum sign area is 4 square feet and maximum height is 5 feet.

- In nonresidential zones the maximum sign area is 32 square feet and maximum height is 10 feet.

- No permit is required.

- 1 nonilluminated sign is permitted per principal building that is for sale, rent or lease.

- Only allowed as a temporary sign located in the yard or in the window. Sign cannot be affixed to buildings, fences, flagpoles or other permanent structures.

- Must be removed within 48 hours after the property, building or unit for which the sign is intended is sold, rented or leased or withdrawn from the market. For residential rental properties, real estate signs may be displayed no more than 4 months prior to the commencement of the leasing period.

Real estate development signs:

- The maximum sign area is 32 square feet and maximum height is 10 feet.

- No permit is required.

- 1 nonilluminated monument sign is permitted per development of 2 acres or more.

- Shall be removed upon sale or lease of 50% of the lots or units in the development.

- These signs shall not be considered off premises sings, provided they are located on land that is part of the subject division or development.


Section: Sign Ordinaces


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