The following signs and devices shall not be subject to the provisions of this chapter. All of the following exempted signs shall be subject to the other regulations contained in chapter 18.4.7 relative to the size, lighting, or spacing of such signs.
A. Informational Signs. Informational signs placed or approved for installation by the City or by the State or Oregon in the publicly owned right-of-way. Collective identification or directory signs placed by the City showing the types and locations of various civic, business, recreation, historic interest areas, or other similar uses, when such signs are located on publicly owned right-of-way or on City property. See also, section 188.8.131.52 Government Signs.
B. Memorials. Memorial tablets, cornerstones, or similar plaques not exceeding six square feet in size.
C. Flags. Flags of national, state, or local governments.
E. Interior Signs. Signs within a building provided they are not visible to persons outside the building.
F. Signs Not Visible from Public Way. Any sign which is not visible to motorists or pedestrians on any public highway, sidewalk, street, or alley.
G. Small, Incidental Signs. Small incidental signs provided said signs do not exceed two square feet in area per sign, not more than two in number on any parcel or two per business frontage, whichever is greater. Within the Downtown Design Standards overlay, three incidental signs with a total area of seven square feet, provided no single incidental sign exceeds three square feet in area, are allowable per business frontage.
H. String of Lights. Strings of lights in non-residential zones where the lights do not exceed five watts per bulb do not flash or blink in any way. Strings of lights in residential zones are not regulated.
I. Temporary Signs, Charitable Organization. Temporary, non-illuminated signs not exceeding 16 square feet, for charitable fundraising events placed by non-profit and charitable organizations. Such signs shall not be placed more than seven days prior to the event and must be removed within two days following the event. No more than two such events may be advertised in this manner per lot per year.
J. Temporary Signs, Construction. Temporary, non-illuminated construction signs with an aggregate area not exceeding 16 square feet in residential areas or 32 square feet in commercial and industrial areas, provided said signs are removed within seven days of completion of the project. Such signs shall be limited to no more than four signs per lot and placed on the lot (i.e, not located in the street right-of-way). Freestanding temporary construction signs shall be no greater than five feet above grade.
K. Temporary Signs, Elections. Temporary, non-illuminated signs not exceeding four square feet, provided the signs are erected no more than 45 days prior to and removed within seven days following an election.
L. Temporary Signs, Real Estate. Temporary, non-illuminated real estate signs not exceeding six square feet in residential areas or 12 square feet in commercial and industrial areas, provided said signs are removed within 15 days from the sale, lease, or rental of the property. Such signs shall be limited to one sign per lot. Freestanding temporary real estate signs shall be no greater than five feet above grade.
M. Temporary Window Signs, Non-Residential Zone. Temporary signs painted or placed upon a window in a non-residential zone, when such signs do not obscure more than 20 percent of such window area, and are maintained for a period not exceeding seven days. Signs that remain longer than seven days will be considered permanent and must comply with the provisions of this chapter.