Article 10.12 - Prohibited Signs

The following signs are prohibited in all zoning districts:

.1 Signs extending into the public right-of-way other than those permanent signs approved by the Town Manager of Huntersville along town-maintained streets and the North Carolina Department of Transportation along State System Streets.

.2 Roof signs.

.3 Portable signs (with the exception of sidewalk signs in accordance with Article 10.10.18).

.4 Flashing, fluttering, swinging, or rotating signs other than time and/or temperature signs and electronic scrolling signs.

.5 Signs that are similar in color, design, and appearance to traffic control signs.

.6 Vehicular signs as defined in Article 12 of the Zoning Ordinance.

.7 Off-premise signs, including Outdoor Advertising Signs. No internally illuminated or self-luminous off-premise sign is permitted. See Sections 10.7.2 and 10.9 for special exceptions for certain non-commercial signs.

.8 Obsolete signs:  signs that do not comply with the provisions of this ordinance and identify or advertise a use or operation of which has ceased for one year or more.

.9 Other signs not expressly allowed by this ordinance.

.10 Signs which are not effectively shielded as to prevent beams or rays of light from being directed at any portion of the traveled ways of controlled routes and which are of such intensity or brilliance as to cause glare or to impair the vision of the driver of any motor vehicle, or which otherwise interfere with the operation of a motor vehicle are prohibited.

.11  Signs advertising or otherwise promoting the existence of a temporary health care structure.

.12 Nothing in this subsection should be interpreted to conflict with N.C.G.S. § 136-131.2.

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