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What constitutes a sign violation?

Last Updated: April 18, 2018

A detached sign may be in violation if the sign is too close to the road or otherwise located in the public right-of-way. A violation may also occur if the sign is too high, exceeds the amount of sign face area or there are too many signs on one property. A wall sign may be in violation if it exceeds the amount of signage allowed on a wall, projects too far from a wall or is located on the roof or above the roof line of a structure. Each sign must have a sign permit. For more information on sign permitting, approved signs and prohibited signs, the sign ordinance (Article 9 signs) can be found on the Ordinances page of this website in the "Related Documents" section.

Additional prohibited signs include:

  • Signs extending into the public right-of-way other than those approved by the City of Mount Holly Planning Department,
  • Roof signs,
  • Pole signs and Portable signs (Amortization period ends December 31, 2013),
  • Flashing signs or Scrolling Message Board signs, other than time and/or temperature signs,
  • Signs that are similar in color, design, and appearance to traffic control signs,
  • Off-premise signs, other than off-premise directory signs as defined in Section 3.26.2 of the Zoning Ordinance,
  • Dilapidated signs, Obsolete or Abandoned Signs
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