Sign Ordinances - Lake Forest

  1. Permit Not Required. Signs that are regulated by this chapter but that do not require a permit include the following:

    1. Window signs in commercial and industrial districts;
    2. Directional and campaign signs in all districts; and
    3. Real estate -- residence for sale, open house identification (on-site), open house directional (off-site), garage/yard sale identification (on-site), garage/yard sale directional (off-site), sales/rental/leasing office identification, and ancillary signs (neighborhood watch, etc.) in residential districts.

Class Type Permit Required Maximum Number Maximum Area Maximum Height Additional Standards
Real Estate -- Residence for Sale/Rent Monument (temporary) No One sign per residence 6 sq. ft. (including riders)
Open House Identification (On-site) Monument (temporary) No One sign per site 4 sq. ft. 4 ft. (a) Placement shall be permitted on private property only.
(b) One flag not exceeding 2 ft. x 2 ft. shall be permitted per site.
Open House Directional (Off-site) Monument (temporary) No Minimum necessary to locate home / One sign per intersection per open house 4 sq. ft. 4 ft. (a) Open house directional signs may be displayed only between 8 a.m. and dusk.
(b) Open house directional signs may be placed in the public right-of-way, but not in street median. Placement on private property requires consent of the owner.
For more information, click here. (Sign Regulations - Chapter 9.164)