Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. Poinciana Signage
1.1 The Board of Directors (the “APV Board”)
of the Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. (the “APV”)
has determined that it will be in the best interests of
all of the Villages within Poinciana Subdivision (the “Poinciana
Villages”) to adopt uniform signage requirements for
such Villages to hereinafter be known as the Poinciana Signage
Requirements (the “PSR”).
1.2 Recognizing that Poinciana Villages are a unique, self-contained,
large scale mixed use PUD owing to their geographic location,
size, vested rights and existing development and numerous
ownership entities, the purpose of these PSR is to permit
such signs that will protect values, enhance the character
of the Poinciana Villages, protect the public safety and
welfare, and support and complement land use objectives
while still permitting reasonable identification and advertising
by professional, commercial, and industrial establishments.
These PSR shall prohibit signs that, by their size, location,
construction or manner of display, are not aesthetically
pleasing, endanger the public safety or individuals, confuse,
mislead, obstruct the vision necessary for traffic safety
or otherwise endanger public health, safety, or welfare.
Nothing contained in these PSR shall divest any rights of
the Design Control Board (“DCB”) or the APV
2.1 All initially capitalized terms not defined herein shall
have the meaning assigned to such terms in the Design Control
3. Principal Features
3.1 The principal features of these PSR are:
3.1.1 They are intended to complement the applicable County
Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Land Development Regulations
by relating signage to the major characteristics of
streets and areas of the project. This is accomplished by
designated “Sign Zones”, within which signs
shall conform to individual sign zone standards.
3.1.2 Billboards, including but not limited to tri-faced
and cube signs, are prohibited.
3.1.3 All temporary signs shall be limited and regulated.
3.1.4 It is intended that the sign location be examined
during the review of site development plans to ensure the
location does not conflict with public safety or the various
regulations of the applicable County.
3.1.5 These PSR shall not relate to building design; shall
not regulate official traffic signs; signs not intended
to be viewed from any street, road, highway, public or private
pedestrian way; gravestones or religious or commemorative
plaques; street numbers; or any display or construction
not defined herein as a sign.
3.1.6 Signs which currently exists in Osceola County, as
approved on June 7, 1994, by the Osceola County Board of
County Commissioners, are hereby incorporated into these
PSR and hereby considered “grandfathered” signs
(see CDP 94-34 on file).
3.1.7 As individual neighborhoods are developed, a sign
package that is consistent with these PSR, shall be reviewed
and approved by the applicable County and the DCB and thereafter
be incorporated into these PSR.
4. General Provisions
4.1 Generally, signage, which is intended to be viewed from
any public use, street, road, or highway, within the Poinciana
Villages, shall be classified by these PSR as follows:
4.1.1 Signs which are allowed by these PSR.
4.1.2 Non-conforming signs allowed to remain by provisions
of Principal Feature, 3.1.7 above.
4.2 Anything defined herein as a sign, but which is not
specifically allowed by these PSR, shall be prohibited (see
Appendix for sign definitions).
4.3 It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to erect,
place or maintain, or suffer to be erected, placed, or maintained,
any sign in the Poinciana Villages except in accordance
with the provisions of these PSR.
4.4 It shall be a violation of these PSR to place any signage
on a site which was created in violation of any land development
regulation of the applicable County, or on property not
owned by the petitioner of the sign, unless proof of approval
by the Owner can be demonstrated.
4.5 The administration and enforcement of these PSR are
vested in the DCB and the office of the County Manager,
his authorized agent, or other persons that the Board of
County Commissioners may from time-to-time designate. The
administration of enforcement of these PSR is vested in
the DCB. The DCB is not responsible for the engineering
or the design of any signs.
4.6 No sign shall be erected, altered or relocated without
a building permit issued by the County, except as otherwise
provided herein. An electrical permit shall be required
for electrical work. Any activity defined herein as a replacement
of a sign shall require a building permit. If the work involved
is not regulated by the applicable code and does not require
a building permit, approval of the DCB and the County Zoning
Division shall still be required.
4.7 Every permit application shall include:
4.7.1 Legal description of site;
4.7.2 Physical address of site;
4.7.3 Name and address of property owner;
4.7.4 Name and address of sign contractor;
4.7.5 Written consent of property owner;
4.7.6 Proof of ownership, if required;
4.7.7 Two (2) sets of structural design plans, showing all
dimensions of sign, signed and sealed by a Florida registered
engineer if sign structure is over ten feet (10’)
in height or thirty-two square feet (32’) in size;
4.7.8 Two (2) site plans, including property dimensions,
correct setbacks for proposed sign, location of existing
signs including height, size and setbacks, and whether they
are being removed, and location of driveways;
4.7.9 Applications for wall signs shall include two (2)
elevation plans for each proposed sign, showing the proposed
sign face(s) in scale.
4.8 DCB approval and/or a permit for a sign shall become
null and void if:
4.8.1 Work as permitted has not begun within six (6) months
of the permit issue date.
4.8.2 Any of the information supplied with the permit application
is found to be incomplete, in error or fraudulent.
4.9 The Applicant shall be responsible for notifying the
Building Department and the Zoning and Code Enforcement
Board, if applicable, of all stages of construction which
require inspection and approval.
4.10 An on-site inspection may be made by the applicable
County and/or the DCB prior to the approval of a sign application.
The inspection will be to determine compliance of the proposed
sign with these PSR.
4.11 No building permit for a sign shall be issued until
development approval has been granted for the primary use
of the site, and a building permit, when required, has been
issued. This restriction shall not apply to Future Development
Signs, Real Estate Signs, and signs relating to existing
4.12 For the purpose of these PSR, the following Sign Zones
are established within the Poinciana Villages. Where a site
has frontage on more than one road and said roads are in
different Sign Zones, signage shall be permitted based upon
the Sign Zone where the sign is installed; except, where
two signs are allowed based on more than three hundred feet
(300’) frontage, one sign must conform to size and
height restrictions for qualifying road frontage. The second
sign may not exceed sign criteria for the road where installed.
4.12.1 Sign Zone 1: Sites fronting on Major Arterial Roads,
as defined by the applicable County Comprehensive Land Use
4.12.2 Sign Zone 2: Sites fronting on Collector Roads, as
defined by the applicable County Comprehensive Land Use
4.12.3 Sign Zone 3: Sites not included in Sign Zone 1 or
4.13 One (1) sign structure shall be permitted in the Poinciana
Villages on each site which meets minimum development standards,
located on a publicly maintained road. Those sites with
frontage in excess of three hundred feet (300’) frontage,
shall be permitted two (2) signs.
4.14 Unless otherwise specified in these PSR, all signs
may be illuminated. However, all lighting shall be restricted
4.14.1 Signs, if illuminated, shall not utilize:
18.104.22.168 Lights which might create confusion with traffic
lights or lights on emergency vehicles.
22.214.171.124 Lights, or combinations of lights, which because
of location, brightness, or other factors, are determined
by the DCB, the applicable County Sheriff or the applicable
County Director of Public Safety to constitute a traffic
126.96.36.199 Signs shall be lighted only with continuous light,
except for electronic message centers, which shall be limited
to a minimum four (4) second lighted or display interval.
188.8.131.52 Commercial businesses approved by the Board of
County Commissioners which exist in a residential zoning
district may have back lit internally illuminated sign(s)
or shielded ground mounted accent lights that do not promote
glare which interferes with residential use.
184.108.40.206 All Identification Signs, if lighted, shall have
electricity provided by underground wiring.
4.15 Construction of signs, which are required by these
PSR to have building permits, shall adhere to the following
4.15.1 All signs shall be designed and constructed in accordance
with the requirements of the applicable code. Unless exempted
by such code, no sign shall be constructed, erected, or
structurally altered without a building permit.
4.15.2 No person may engage in the business of erecting,
altering, or relocating, constructing, or maintaining signs
without a valid contractor’s license and all required
state and federal licenses.
4.15.3 Signs shall be supported or anchored so that they
do not swing, hang, or have movement.
4.15.4 All signs shall have self-supporting structures erected
on, or permanently attached to, concrete foundations which
comply with the requirements of the applicable code, unless
exempted from this requirement thereby.
4.15.5 All signs shall comply with the wind load requirements
of the applicable code.
4.15.6 Electrical permits are required for all signs if
they are to be lighted or electrically wired, notwithstanding
the fact that they may be exempt from having a building
permit for the sign. Electric service shall be provided
by underground wiring installed by licensed electricians,
operating with a current electrical building permit; with
the exception of temporary signs, where temporary electric
service may be provided as determined appropriate by the
County Building Official.
4.16 Miscellaneous Provisions:
4.16.1 A sign shall not be erected in such a manner that
it would impede ingress and egress through any door or emergency
exits of any building, impair visibility at any street intersection
or driveway entrance, create a traffic or fire hazard, or
create conditions adversely affecting the public safety.
4.16.2 No sign shall be erected which displays any statement,
words, characters, or illustrations of any obscene, indecent,
or immoral nature.
4.16.3 Signs erected in commercial or industrial districts
which abut residential districts, shall not be placed closer
than twenty-five feet (25’) from any residential boundary
line; one hundred feet (100’) if illuminated.
4.16.4 All signs shall be properly maintained. Exposed surfaces
shall be clean and paint thereon shall not be peeling or
flaked. Signs shall be structurally sound, kept in a vertical,
upright position at all times. Defective parts shall be
replaced, landscaping shall be in good condition, and no
rubbish which could constitute a fire or health hazard shall
be allowed under or near a sign. Signs not maintained in
accordance with the above provisions shall be in violation
of these PSR.
4.17 When deemed necessary to ensure compatibility with
approved signage on surrounding sites or to otherwise protect
the health, safety and welfare of the public, and notwithstanding
anything in these PSR to the contrary, when a site is subject
to development plan approval, the APV, the Planning Commission
and the Board of County Commissioners may impose, and the
DCB may enforce restrictions on signage which are more restrictive
than those contained within these PSR.
4.18 A sign which requires approval by the Board of County
Commissioners as a Conditional Use shall be issued a Building
Permit in accordance with the plans for the sign structure,
which are submitted and approved. Any variation in sign
design, structure, overall size, setback, or height shall
require approval of a new Conditional Use application.
4.19 Notwithstanding anything in these PSR to the contrary,
regulation of signage may be varied as part of the individual
Comprehensive Development Plan for future neighborhood
development, subject to the following:
4.19.1 The standards for sign area, setbacks, sign height
and location standards are addressed in the application.
4.19.2 Although innovative design may be requested, the
total square footage allowable for the site shall not exceed
the standards as set by these PSR for other commercial or
industrial zoned sites; and no signs will be authorized
which would be prohibited by other sections of these PSR.
4.19.3 If the issue of signage is not addressed within the
individual Comprehensive Development Plan, then the
provisions of these PSR will be applied within the future
4.20 Signs Allowed Which Require Permits
4.21 Awning Signs - Shall be permitted and measured as wall
4.22 Changeable Copy Sign, Manual - The sign area of a Manual
Changeable Copy Sign shall count against the total advertising
display area allowed for the site or against the wall sign
allowable square footage if used as a wall sign.
4.23 Changeable Copy Sign, Automatic - Shall be permitted
4.23.1 These signs may be erected only pursuant to an approved
Conditional Use. They may be erected in Sign Zone 1, and
in all Commercial or Industrial use designation districts.
4.23.2 Only one Changeable Sign shall be allowed per development
4.23.3 The maximum size allowed shall be one hundred (100)
square feet per sign face in Sign Zone 1.
4.23.4 The sign area of an Automatic Changeable Copy Sign
shall count against the total advertising display area allowed
for the site, or against the wall sign square feet allowed
if used as a wall sign.
4.23.5 Incandescent bulbs shall be either:
220.127.116.11 Thirty-three (33) watt maximum, or
18.104.22.168 Thirty (30) watt maximum, when reflectorized, with
a built-in, tamper-proof, solar sensor activated dimming
22.214.171.124 Non-incandescent lighting shall not be allowed
that is brighter than the incandescent lighting allowed
by these PSR.
126.96.36.199 No inverse illumination or blinking lights shall
188.8.131.52 Changeable copy shall be limited to a minimum four
(4) second lighted or mechanical interval. Scrolling or
moving characters must be visible on screen for four (4)
184.108.40.206 Changeable copy signs shall have a separate disconnect
switch, clearly marked, which will allow power to be disconnected
without requiring the power for the primary sign to be disconnected.
This disconnect switch may be enclosed within a secured
220.127.116.11 All electronic changeable copy signs shall be equipped
with light diffuser screens.
18.104.22.168 Upon notification that an automatic changeable
copy sign has been in violation of these PSR on three (3)
occasions, the Board of County Commissioners shall revoke
approval for said sign.
4.24 Changeable Copy Window Sign, Automatic - One (1) changeable
copy window message center, with a maximum area of eight
(8) square feet, shall be allowed per site as a permitted
use in commercial or industrial use sites.
4.25 Directional Sign - Shall be limited to a maximum size
of six (6) square feet per sign face, not more than three
feet (3’) in height, and one sign per entrance.
4.26 Directory Sign - May be either attached to building
surface or freestanding, be designed to be read from on-site
only, and forty (40) square feet maximum size per sign face.
This sign shall be in addition to and not count against
any other signage which the building may be entitled to.
4.27 Fence Signs - Shall be allowed as follows:
4.27.1 A fence sign may be permitted in lieu of on-site
Identification sign up to thirty-two (32) square feet, flush
mounted directly to the fence surface area.
4.27.2 A fence sign may be permitted in addition to the
on-site Identification Sign, one (1) sign up to sixteen
(16) square feet, flush mounted directly to the fence surface
area, and shall be counted against the advertising display
area for the site.
4.27.3 Banner signs shall not be permitted as fence signs.
4.28 Fuel Price Information Sign - One (1) fuel price sign
allowed at any site where motor vehicle fuel is sold from
fuel pumps. Sign shall be limited to six (6) square feet
per sign face, shall be affixed directly and firmly to the
fuel pump, the support structure of the canopy for the fuel
island, or the main sign structure, shall be stationary,
and shall not be counted against the advertising display
area of the Identification Signage allowable for the site.
4.29 Identification sign - Each site shall be allowed a
pole sign or a monument sign as follows in Section 5.10
4.30 Monument Signs - Shall be permitted as follows:
4.30.1 In Sign Zones 1 and 2, a monument sign up to one
hundred (100) square feet per side may be erected, all of
which may be the advertising copy area, with a maximum height
of eight feet (8’). Sign shall have less than six
feet (6’) ground clearance. In industrial land use
area, within Sign Zone 1, the maximum height may be increased
to twenty-five feet (25’).
4.30.2 In Sign Zone 3, a monument sign up to thirty-six
(36) square feet per side may be erected, with a maximum
height of six feet (6’).
4.30.3 All signs shall maintain a peripheral spacing of
fifty feet (50’) between sign structures.
4.30.4 Monument signs in all zones shall maintain a minimum
fifteen feet (15’) setback from right-of-way; provided,
however, that a safe line of vision must be provided and
may require greater setbacks.
4.31 Pole or Pylon Signs - Shall be permitted as follows:
4.31.1 In Sign Zone 1 and 2, signs shall have a maximum
size of two hundred fifty (250) square feet per sign face.
Maximum height of sign shall be twenty-five feet (25’),
with a minimum twenty-five feet (25’) setback from
right-of-way. For a multi-tenant building or shopping center
with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet, signs shall have
a maximum size of four hundred (400) square feet per sign
face. Maximum height shall be twenty-five feet (25’)
and setback twenty-five feet (25’) from a D.O.T. right-of-way.
Front setbacks may be required to be greater to accommodate
the applicable County access management regulations, or
a safe line of vision.
4.31.2 In Sign Zone 3, signs shall have a maximum size of
sixty-four (64) square feet per sign face. For a multi-tenant
building or shopping center with a minimum size of 50,000
square feet, sign shall have a maximum size of one hundred
(100) square feet per sign face. Maximum height of sign
shall be twenty feet (20’), with a minimum ten feet
(10’) setback from the front property line.
4.31.3 Entire sign structure, including all pylon covers,
must be no more than 50% larger than the total square feet
of the advertising copy area of the sign (i.e., 400 square
feet - 600 square feet maximum overall structure size).
Artistic enhancements shall be counted against the allowance
for advertising display area.
4.31.4 All signs shall maintain a minimum setback from side
or rear property lines of ten feet (10’).
4.31.5 All signs shall maintain a peripheral spacing of
fifty feet (50’) between sign structures.
4.31.6 All signs with an overall height of over ten feet
(10’) shall have a minimum ground clearance of six
feet (6’); where signs project over vehicular driving
lanes, minimum ground clearance shall be thirteen feet,
six inches (13’6”).
4.31.7 All setbacks shall be measured from the nearest part
(leading edge) of the sign structure.
4.31.8 All structural framework, except the pole or pylon,
shall be concealed.
4.31.9 Multiple vision signs shall be allowed. The individual
sections which contain the advertising copy shall be
rotated not less than once every four (4) seconds.
4.31.10 Signage for independent, recorded sites within an
approved Shopping Center development of a minimum 50,000
square feet may be permitted separate signs for their sites
in addition to the Identification Sign for the Shopping
enter. These signs may be one-half of the size permittable
for the shopping center site; maximum height in Sign Zones
1 and 2, twenty-five feet (25’); in Sign Zone 3, twenty
feet (20’). Signage for these sites shall be permittable
independently from other sites within the shopping center.
4.31.11 Within a Multi-Tenant Building of a minimum size
of 50,000 square feet, anchor tenants may be permitted signage
in addition to the Identification Sign, as follows: a maximum
of one (1) sign for any one business, maximum size of thirty-two
(32) square feet per sign face, ten feet (10’) height,
and setbacks of twenty-five feet (25’), unless The
applicable County access management regulations required
a greater setback. Minimum peripheral spacing of signs shall
be fifty feet (50’).
4.32 Menu Signs - Must be shown on an individual Comprehensive
Plan as part of a carry-out service or drive-through. They
are intended for use by on-site customers only and the voice
shall not be heard beyond the property line. The maximum
size of menu sign shall be thirty-six (36) square feet.
4.33 Mobile Home Parks and RV Parks Identification Signs
- May be permitted as allowed by other sections of these
PSR or they may be permitted an identification sign, attached
to an entrance wall, of up to one hundred (100) square feet,
or two (2) signs of up to fifty (50) square feet each, on
an entrance wall, one on either side of the main entrance
drive. Signs may be illuminated provided they do not create
a disturbance with neighboring residential properties.
4.34 “Off Site” Directional Informational Signs
- For the purpose of these PSR, off site is defined as signs
which are located on a parcel of land within the Poinciana
Villages which the use identified is not specifically located
on that same parcel.
4.34.1 Placement shall be allowed in any land use or sign
4.34.2 There shall be a five hundred feet (500’) separation
between off site directional signs. The required separation
between off site directional signs shall be measured radially.
4.34.3 Signs placed on roads having a posted speed limit
at or above 45 miles per hour shall be limited to a maximum
height of nine feet (9’), with a maximum sign area
of sixteen (16) square feet for each sign face.
4.34.4 Signs placed on roads having a posted speed limit
of less than 45 miles per hour shall be limited to a maximum
sign height of three feet (3’), with a maximum sign
area of four (4) square feet for each sign face.
4.34.5 Minimum setbacks from any road right-of-way, property
line, other sign, building or structure shall be ten feet
(10’). This setback from right-of-way may be
waived by the County, upon a showing by the applicant that
a reduced setback will not interfere with traffic flow and
provides a safe line of vision.
4.35 Subdivision Identification Signs - Shall be permitted
on a site within an approved subdivision in any sign zone
that is contiguous to a subdivision entrance. A subdivision
shall be allowed one (1) double faced, or two (2) single-faced,
sign per entrance. Each sign face shall have an area not
to exceed one hundred (100) square feet. Signs shall maintain
a minimum five feet (5’) setback from the right-of-way,
and shall not impede traffic flow and shall provide a safe
line of vision. This setback may be waived by the applicable
County upon a showing by the applicant that a reduced setback
will not interfere with traffic flow and a safe line of
4.36 Temporary Signs - May be permitted as follows, and
when properly permitted, shall not count against the advertising
display area allowed for the site. All temporary signs on
display shall be installed braced, secured, or tied down
to prevent motion.
4.36.1 The following types of temporary signs may be permitted
for a limited period of time. All temporary signs must be
removed within twenty-four (24) hours of the permit
expiration. Each sign may be permitted for a period of time
up to thirty (30) days. Signs may be permitted concurrently.
Use permits will be issued by the applicable County Zoning
Division in lieu of Building Permits. Electrical Permits
shall be required when applicable.
22.214.171.124 Mobile or portable signs, up to thirty-two (32)
square feet in size for each side, and shall be located
inside the parcel boundary and maintain a setback which
provides a safe line of vision. A maximum of two (2) permits
may be issued for mobile or portable sign(s) per calendar
year per development site.
126.96.36.199 Banner signs, up to forty (40) square feet in size
for each side, shall be attached to and totally supported
by, either a sign structure, or the building occupied by
the business advertised. Banner signs may be issued six
(6) permits per calendar year per development site.
188.8.131.52 Cold air inflatable balloons shall be tethered.
Cold air inflatable balloons may be issued six (6) permits
per calendar year per development site.
184.108.40.206 Tent Sale Signs - Separate temporary building permits
are required for signs used in conjunction with tent sales.
Maximum size of sign allowed is thirty-two (32) square feet
per sign face; may be either a portable sign or a banner;
shall not count against the advertising display area of
the site; and shall be permitted for days concurrent with
dates of approval of the tent permit. Banner signs must
be firmly attached to tent; portable signs may be set inside
of the property lines and shall provide a safe line of vision.
4.36.2 Future Development Signs - Shall be permitted as
follows: One sign, up to thirty-two (32) square feet maximum
size per sign face, ten feet (10’) maximum height,
shall be permitted for a period of time of up to six (6)
months prior to the beginning of construction of an approved
4.36.3 Construction Signs - Shall be permitted as follows:
One sign, for a period of time up to one (1) year while
construction is actually in progress, and shall be removed
from the site prior to the issuance of a Certificate of
Occupancy or the construction of any permanent signage.
Sign may be permitted for a size up to the maximum square
footage allowed in the applicable zone.
4.36.4 Model Center Signs - Shall be permittable as follows:
One sign, thirty-two (32) square feet maximum size per sign
face and ten feet (10’), maximum height, following
approval of the model center site. Each display model within
the development may be allowed one sign, six (6) square
feet maximum size per sign face, four feet (4’) maximum
height, for model identification on site. Up to two (2)
directional signs, two (2) square feet maximum size per
sign face, under three feet (3’) in height, may be
placed on private property within the subdivision, with
the property owner’s written permission. These directional
signs shall be considered to be on site within the subdivision.
Model Center signs shall meet setbacks as per other sections
of these PSR. The directional and display model signs shall
be placed no closer than three feet (3’) from any
right-of-way. Model Center signs shall be permitted for
the same time period authorized for the model center.
4.36.5 Off-site Model Center Signs - For the purpose of
these PSR, off site is defined as signs which are located
outside of the approved subdivision where the models are
located and shall be permitted in Sign Zones 1 and 2 as
220.127.116.11 A limit of five (5) off site model center directional
signs shall be permitted for any one model center and shall
be permitted for the same period of time as the Model Center.
18.104.22.168 Off site model center directional signs shall be
limited to sixteen (16) square feet per sign face and a
maximum height of ten feet (10’). They shall maintain
a minimum distance of fifty feet (50’) from any other
sign structure and shall maintain a minimum setback of ten
feet (10’) from any property line. This setback may
be waived by the applicable County provided that the applicant
can demonstrate that a reduced setback will not interfere
with traffic flow and a safe line of vision.
4.36.6 Political Campaign Signs - Shall be regulated by
the current applicable County ordinance.
4.36.7 Daily Roadside Fruit Stand Signs are prohibited.
4.36.8 Off Site Real Estate Signs - For the purpose of these
PSR, off site is defined as signs which are located outside
of the approved subdivision being advertized and shall be
permitted in industrial or commercial land uses in Sign
Zone 1 as follows:
22.214.171.124 One off site real estate sign per every one thousand
feet (1000’) frontage of any one parcel of land.
126.96.36.199 Off site real estate signs shall have a maximum
height of twenty-five feet (25’) and a maximum sign
face of four hundred (400) square feet per side, and a minimum
setback of fifty feet (50’) from any property line
and shall maintain a minimum distance of one thousand feet
(1000’) from any other off site real estate sign along
the same side of the road. No off site real estate sign
shall be located within three hundred feet (300’)
of any residential property line.
4.37 Wall Signs - Shall be permitted as follows:
4.37.1 Shall be allowed a combined surface area of one (1)
square feet of wall signage allowed per linear foot of business
length measured along any public use road. Where a building
incorporates the use of a canopy, the frontage shall be
measured along the main structure, not the canopy, whether
attached or unattached. Wall signage shall not count against
the advertising display area for any detached signage allowed
for the site.
4.37.2 Up to a total of four (4) wall signs will be allowed
per business, provided that the total area of wall signs
on any one wall shall not exceed an area equal to one square
foot for each linear foot of width for that wall, and provided
that the overall wall signage for the building does not
exceed the total square footage allowed.
4.37.3 The surface area of any single wall sign shall be
inclusive of an entire message or idea (see Appendix).
4.37.4 Lighting or luminous tubing which meets the definition
of a sign shall be regulated as wall signs except where
such lighting is used solely as an architectural feature.
4.37.5 Wall signs shall be allowed on the parapet of a building,
provided the top of the sign shall not extend more than
three feet (3’) above the point where the exterior
wall intersects with the roof.
4.37.6 Wall signage within a shopping center which has an
interior courtyard may be addressed as stated in other provisions
of these PSR or, if permitted by the owner of the shopping
center, a single cabinet style directional wall sign with
interchangeable sign faces may be permitted on an exterior
wall. A space must be provided for each business within
the courtyard, and each sign face may accommodate up to
fifty percent (50%) of the allowable wall signage for each
business located within the courtyard. The remaining fifty
percent (50%) would be permittable only on the wall of the
building where the business is actually located.
4.37.7 Signs which are permitted on secondary or incidental
structures to the primary structure shall count against
the allowable number and against the square footage of wall
signs allowed for the site. (This shall include time share
booth structures, car wash buildings, etc.).
4.38 Signs Allowed Which Do Not Require Zoning Permits
4.39 Each County shall not be responsible for enforcement
of signs which do not require a zoning permit.
4.40 Addresses - A maximum allowance of two (2) square feet
may be utilized for a business address, which will not be
counted against the square footage allowance of either the
identification sign, or the wall sign, if on the building
4.41 Bus Seats and Bus Shelters - Signage is limited to
public service information only.
4.42 Collection Boxes - Must be located on private property.
4.43 Commemorative Plaque.
4.44 Flags - Are restricted to an aggregate maximum size
not to exceed the total square footage of signage allowed
in the applicable Sign Zone, and are to be displayed according
to state regulations or standards. The maximum number of
flags allowed is three (3) flags, one of which may be a
4.45 Government Sign.
4.46 Home Occupation Sign - Allowed only where home occupations
are authorized, shall be erected flat against the surface
of the building, and shall not exceed a maximum of two (2)
square feet in size.
4.47 Instructional Sign - Allowed on private property for
informational purposes only. (i.e., “No Soliciting”;
“Crime Watch”; “Private Drive”;
“No Trespassing”; “Beware of Dog”;
etc.) Signs are limited to two (2) square feet per sign
face on a single family residential lot and four (4) square
feet on a common area within a multi-family development
site; may be attached to structure, fence or freestanding.
Freestanding sign shall be maximum three (3) feet height
with a minimum ten (10) feet front setback.
4.48 Memorial Sign.
4.49 Personal Name - Allowed at private residence, not exceeding
two (2) square feet in size.
4.50 Private Sale or Event Signs - Shall be allowed at the
site of event, on private property only, shall be limited
to two (2) square feet per sign face in size, and shall
be displayed no more than twice in one calendar year for
a maximum of five (5) days each occasion.
4.51 Professional Name Plate - Allowed on site at businesses
and shall not exceed one (1) square foot in size.
4.52 Real Estate Signs - In Commercial and Industrial use
areas shall be allowed to advertize on site property for
lease or sale; one sign for every three hundred feet (300’)
frontage, shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in
size per sign face. If approved by the applicable County
through the CDP process these signs may be combined to create
one sixty-four (64) square foot sign for at least every
six hundred feet (600’) frontage. Real Estate signs
in residential zones shall be limited to four (4) square
feet in size per sign face. Signs shall be removed within
seven (7) days of sale or lease of property, and shall not
count against the advertising display area for the site.
4.53 Tourist Information Booth Signs - shall be prohibited.
4.54 Warning Signs - Shall not exceed two (2) square feet
4.55 Window Signs are allowed in addition to wall signage
and shall not count against the allowable wall sign square
footage; provided, however, only one (1) automatic changeable
copy window sign, with a maximum size of eight (8) square
feet, shall be allowed per site in commercial or industrial
use areas, and shall require building permit.
4.56 Real Estate Sign for Residential Subdivisions - One
sign for every three hundred feet frontage (300’),
thirty-two (32) square feet maximum size per sign face,
ten feet (10’) maximum height, may be permitted to
advertise the availability of lots, homes, living units
for sale within an approved subdivision. These signs may
be placed on any undeveloped lot within the subdivision,
shall meet applicable setbacks, and must be removed prior
to the time that the subdivision is ninety percent (90%)
sold. If approved by the applicable County through the CDP
process these signs may be combined to create one sixty-four
(64) square feet sign for at least each six hundred feet
4.57 Existing Signs
4.58 All signs previously approved in CDP 94-34 shall be
continued and allowed to remain and be maintained (see CDP
94-34 on file).
4.59 No sign structure shall be permitted to be erected
on a site with an existing non-conforming sign structure
until such non-conforming sign has been removed or brought
into conformity. Likewise, no wall sign shall be permitted
on a site with an existing non-conforming wall sign until
such non-conforming wall sign has been removed or brought
into conformity. However, legally non-conforming wall signs
that exist within a shopping center or multi-tenant building,
and which are for a separate business within the center,
shall not prohibit new wall signs from being permitted for
other businesses within the center without removal of those
legally non-conforming signs.
4.60 Future Neighborhood Development
4.61 Future neighborhood development signage shall be submitted
to the applicable County for review and approval on an individual
CDP and shall comply with the provisions of other sections
of these PSR. As of this writing, two neighborhoods in Osceola
County have individual CDP approvals and are hereby incorporated
into these PSR. They are CDP 94-42 for Estates A, Neighborhood
2, and CDP 94-53 for Village 1-3 West (on file).
4.62 Signage on Cypress Parkway
4.63 Signage on Cypress Parkway must conform to the requirements
of the Contribution Agreement Regarding Beautification Landscaping
among Avatar Properties, Inc. the APV and Solivita Community
Association, Inc. (f/k/a Village Ten Association, Inc.)
Dated as of August 31, 1999.
4.64 In addition, social and/or recreational activities
signs for forty-eight (48) hours placement or less may be
approved by the Manager or the DCB.
Poinciana New Township
Measurement of Sign Area
Signs measured within geometric figure and structural supports
shall not be counted unless they contain advertising.
Signs with two or more separate sign faces; each side to
be measured separately, structural support will not be counted
Irregular shaped signs; measured within the smallest geometric
figure which will include all of the sign.
Wall signs; measured to include an entire word or idea.
Total square feet of all signs to be added together. No
more than four (4) wall signs to be allowed.
Poinciana New Township
Any object, device, display, structure, or part thereof,
or character, whether animate or inanimate, situated outdoors
or indoors, which is used to advertise, identify, display,
direct or attract attention to an object, person, institution,
organization, business, product, service, event or location
by any means, including words, letters, figures, design,
symbols, fixtures, colors, illumination or projected images.
The term shall include, but not be limited to, any permanently
installed or situated merchandise, or any emblem, painting,
flag, banner, pennant, festoon, placard or lighting, when
the intent of said lighting is to act as a sign. The term
shall not include murals or artistic designs painted on
the wall of a building, unless the design include logos,
or any other element that is so uniquely identified with
the business conducted on that parcel, or any other parcel,
that its intent is to advertise said business.
Any sign which advertises a business, or other entity,
which is located on the same site as the sign, and which
has been closed, out of business, or otherwise not in existence
for more than ninety (90) days.
Sign area shall be the area encompassed within any real
or implied geometric figure which would enclose all parts
of the sign, including the advertising surface and any framing,
trim or molding, but not including the supporting structure,
unless the supporting structure bears the advertising copy.
The Building Official or his designee shall make the determination
as to the area to be included in the measurement of the
Any sign, painted, stamped, perforated or stitched on the
surface of an awning, canopy, roller curtain or umbrella.
Signs either with or without frames, possessing characters,
letters, illustrations or ornamentations applied to cloth,
paper or fabric of any kind.
Sign (Changeable Copy):
A sign on which the copy can be changed, rearranged or
altered, either manually or through electronic means, without
changing the face of the sign. The term shall include electronic
message centers and lampbank displays.
The smallest vertical distance between the crown of the
adjacent road and the lowest point of any sign, excluding
framework and supports.
A sign which is displayed on the site only during the time
of actual construction work and indicates the ultimate character
of the development or the names of the firms, individuals,
or material suppliers involved in the work.
Sign (Directional Information):
A sign which identifies amenities and/or uses which serve
the general public but are not located on the same parcel
of land as the sign.
A sign with two parallel, or nearly parallel faces, back-to-back,
with an angle at the apex of no more than thirty (30) degrees.
Sign (Electronic Message Center):
An automatic changeable copy sign comprised of independent
light bulbs arranged in a lampbank, controlled by a programmable
The area of display surface used for the message.
Sign (Fiber Optic):
Sign which displays only one (1) message with gradular
color variation shall be permittable as a pole or wall sign
unless the sign incorporates such features as motion, multiple
images, animation, etc., in which case the sign shall be
regulated as an electronic message center.
Sign (Fuel Price Information):
A sign advertising the price of motor vehicle fuel sold
from a fuel pump located on the premises.
Sign Future Development:
A sign, which in its copy announces the future residential,
professional, business or commercial development on the
Any sign erected and maintained by any city within the
applicable County, the State of Florida, or the United States
Government, and which is deemed necessary by that government
for health, safety, and welfare of the public.
A sign structure which is independent of support from any
building, and which is supported by structures or supports.
The vertical distance measured from the highest point of
the sign to the crown of the road it is intended to serve.
A sign which incorporates an artificial light source either
internal or external to the sign, for the purpose of illuminating
A sign commemorating an event, person, or building, which
may contain information of a historical or biographical
nature concerning the thing commemorated, but which contains
A sign associated with drive-through or carry-out services
which carries only the name of an establishment and the
current list and prices of goods or services available in
the establishment and not intended to be viewed from any
Sign (Minor Identification):
An additional pole/pylon or ground sign which may be permitted
for a business situated on “out parcels” within
a “Shopping Center”.
A sign intended for use with or without changeable type
lettering, illuminated or non-illuminated, mounted on a
transportable trailer, frames, or any vehicle with or without
wheels. The term shall not include vehicles which contain
advertising, but which are not intended to remain stationary
as signs, but which are stationary only on a limited basis,
and incidental to anther valid business purpose. A vehicle
which contains advertising, but which is intended to remain
stationary for long periods of time, and which is intended
to act as a sign shall be considered a mobile sign for the
purpose of this supplement.
An Identification Sign, independent of support from any
building, having a clearance of less than six feet (6’).
Sign (Multiple Vision):
A sign incorporating multiple sign copy advertisements,
alternatively displayed sections.
Land devoted to the raising of plants, trees and shrubs
for personal use, wholesale use, wholesale sale, or sale
to individuals. A nursery shall not include the sale of
fertilizers, mulch, tools, pots, or any other such items.
Any sign lawfully in existence within the applicable County
which does not conform to the requirements of these PSR.
Any sign upon which advertising material may be displayed
to publicize business, organizations, goods, services, or
events that are not located on the same site as the sign.
A sign relating, in its subject matter, to commodities,
accommodations, services or activates offered on the property
on which the sign is located.
Sign (Painted Window or Door):
Signs painted on, or affixed to, the glass surfaces of
windows or doors and pertaining in their context, to the
lawful business conducted therein.
A sign which is attached to the underside of a permanent
canopy, which is perpendicular to the building frontage,
and which is intended for advertising, or other messages
directed toward pedestrians.
Sign (Personal Name):
A sign which is used to identify a person or persons dwelling
in a residence.
Sign (Pole or Pylon):
Any sign structure which is independent of any building
and which is supported by structures or supports so that
the bottom of the sign is raised above the ground, excluding
Sign (Political or Campaign):
A sign erected to advocate a political party, issues, or
individuals for elective officers.
Any sign which is not permanently affixed to a building,
structure or other ground in accordance with the requirements
of the applicable County Building Code and which may be
moved readily from place to place; except that this definition
shall not apply to signs painted directly on vehicles or
signs displayed through, but not on, windows.
Sign (Private or Non-Profit):
A temporary sign advertising private sales of personal
property such as “house sales”, “garage
sales”, “rummage sales” and the like or
private not-for-profit events such as picnics, carnivals,
bazaars, game nights, art fairs, craft shows and Christmas
Sign (Professional Name Plate):
A sign designating the office of a professional practice,
and which indicates the names of the person or persons and
the nature of the professional practice.
Any sign erected by or on the order of a public official
in the performance of his office or duty such as, but not
limited to, traffic control signs, street name signs, warning
and directional signs, public notices or signs of similar
Sign (Real Estate):
A temporary sign which is intended to offer for sale, lease,
or rent, the exact property upon which the sign is placed.
Sign (Repairs or Maintenance):
The cleaning, painting, repair, or replacement of defective
parts of a sign in a manner that does not alter the size,
design, or structure of the sign. The term shall include
the change in appearance or replacement of the sign face.
Replacement shall mean the rebuilding, enlarging, or changing
of the size, design, or structure of the sign, other than
repairs or maintenance of signs. The term shall not include
the change in appearance or replacement of the sign face.
A sign that is mounted on the roof of a building, or which
is wholly dependent upon a building for support, and which
projects twelve inches (12”) above the point of a
building where the exterior wall intersects with the roof;
except, in the event of a mansard roof, a sign that is above
the point where the two roof surfaces intersect to form
a horizontal line.
Any sign structure, including all supports, braces, framing,
etc., which may contain any combination of one or more separate
signs, which are supported by and attached to said structure.
Sign Structure (Change of):
Any activity which includes any alteration to the supporting
structure of the sign, fastening, anything to the support
by any means whatever.
Sign (Subdivision or Development Identification):
A ground sign which contains no advertising, other than
the name of the subdivision or development.
A non-permanent sign erected and maintained for a specified
limited period of time.
A sign (billboard) constructed in a triangular shape so
that there is a sign on each side of the triangle.
Sign (“V” Style):
Sign constructed in the shape of a “V” that
is self-supporting. On-site Identification signs and Temporary
signs of thirty-two (32) square feet or less in size, may
be allowed as a “V” style sign; provided, that
the angle at the apex of the sign is fifty (50) degrees
A sign fastened to, or painted on, the wall of a building,
or attached in such a manner that the wall becomes the supporting
structure for, and forms the background surface of the sign
and which does not project more than twelve inches (12”)
from such buildings.
Signs limited to messages of warning, danger or caution.
A sign placed inside of a window and intended to be viewed
from the outside.
A geographic area designated by these PSR for the purpose
of regulating the signage to be allowed therein so that
it will support and complement the objectives of the various
zoning districts and the applicable County Comprehensive
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