New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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24.4 Sign Permit Required

A.  Unless specifically permitted as an exempt sign by this Article, it is unlawful for any person to erect, relocate, or structurally alter any sign without first obtaining a sign permit. The Director of the Department of Safety and Permits may revoke any sign permit where there has been a violation of the provisions of this Ordinance or misrepresentation of fact on the sign permit application.

B.  The following activities are exempt from sign permit requirements:

1.  Changing of advertising copy or message on an existing legally permitted or legal nonconforming changeable copy sign, billboard, or similar approved sign, whether illuminated or non-illuminated. Illumination of currently non-illuminated billboards are also subject to the standards of Section 24.14.

2.  Painting, repainting, cleaning, changing permitted items of information, or other normal maintenance and repair of a sign, not involving structural changes or changes in the electrical components of the sign.

C.  In no case is any sign or activity that requires an electrical permit exempt from sign permit requirements.