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With few exceptions (e.g. political signs) all signs require that a permit is issued prior to placing the sign, and all signs, political signs included, are held to certain size restrictions.  The City's Sign Ordinance defines what signage is permitted based upon what the property is zoned and where it is located.

The document to the right identifies some of the basic information about your proposed sign that you will need to provide to the Planning & Zoning Office.  With this information, the Planning & Zoning Staff can assist you in determining the permitted:

  • Sign Type
  • Sign Size
  • Sign Location

Below is an illustrative interpretation of the sign ordinance for selected zoning districts. As suggested, this is for illustrative purposes only and other ordinances may apply and are subject to change. Some items within the illustration may require approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

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Aberdeen Commercial Historic District Sign Guidelines

Aberdeen Commercial Historic District Ordinance Amendments 

Site Plan for Signs

  Sign Site Plan




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