Sign Ordinances - Buena Park

City of Buena Park

6650 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90622
Phone: 714-562-3500
Website: http://www.buenapark.com/

Permit-Exempt Signs

The types of signs listed in this section shall be subject to the limitations provided herein and shall be exempt from the requirements for obtaining a zoning sign permit or zoning compliance review as called for in Section 19.904.070, and from the sign regulations of Chapters 19.908 through 19.916.

Real Estate Signs.
  1. Temporary signs advertising property for sale, lease, or rental, located on the property offered, subject to the following limitations:
    1. 8-foot maximum height above grade,
    2. Residential Property. No more than one sign on each property offered except that a property which maintains a second street frontage on a major, primary, or secondary highway shall be permitted one additional sign; the maximum area of each sign shall be not more than six square feet.
    3. Nonresidential Property.
      • Where the total lineal street frontage is not more than one hundred twenty feet: Not more than one sign per street frontage; the maximum sign area of each sign shall be twenty square feet.
      • Where the total lineal street frontage is in excess of one hundred twenty lineal feet: Not more than one sign per street frontage; the maximum sign area of each sign shall be thirty-two square feet.
    4. No sign shall be directly or indirectly illuminated.
    5. All such signs shall be removed either when escrow is closed or a transaction is otherwise completed, or when the property is removed from the market.
  2. Open House Signing.
    1. On-site Signing:
      • Numerical Limitation: Not more than four pennants of not more than three square feet each.
      • Such pennants shall be permitted to be placed on the property where the open house is held. No such pennants shall be placed in center medians, over fences, or in areas not deemed permitted by this subsection.
      • Such pennants are permitted only during periods when either the property owner or sales agent is present and are further subject to the following day and time restrictions:
        • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday—9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
        • Saturday and Sunday—11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • No on-site pennants are permitted to be placed or present on any day or at any time other than as set forth in subsection (iii.aa) and (iii.bb) hereinabove.
      • One sign indicating that an open house is presently occurring shall be permitted in the front or side yard setback of the property being offered.
    2. Off-site signing:
      • Numerical Limitation:
        • Not more than two signs which direct attention to an open house, and where the sign area of each such sign does not exceed six square feet when placed at the intersection of two arterial streets or the intersection of an arterial street and a local street,
        • Not more than one sign which directs attention to an open house, and where the sign area of each such sign does not exceed six square feet, when placed at the intersection of local streets.
      • Such signs shall be permitted to be placed in parkway areas or tree wells only. No such signs shall be placed in center medians, over fences, or in areas not deemed permitted by this subsection.
      • Such signs are permitted only during periods when either the property owner or sales agent is present and are further subject to the following day and time restrictions:
        • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday—9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
        • Saturday and Sunday—11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      • All such off-site signing shall conform to the provisions of Section 19.904.030 of this Code.

Real Estate Subdivision Signs

Temporary signs advertising the sale of lots in a land subdivision may be located within the subdivision subject to the following limitations:
  1. Not more than two sign structures in each subdivision, with not more than two sign faces per structure. Each sign face shall not be more than sixty square feet.
  2. All such signs and structures shall be removed no later than twelve months after all required permits for such signs are issued.
  3. Cash bond in the amount of five hundred dollars for each sign structure shall be deposited with the City’s Finance Director, such deposit to guarantee removal of the signs.
For more information, click here. (Sign Regulations - Chapter 19)