Signs / Banners

County Ordinance Section 804.1
A sign permit is required before a sign or banner may be painted on, erected or attached to, suspended from or supported on a building or structure; and before an existing sign may be enlarged, relocated or materially improved, except for painting of the structure or sign frame or the replacement of lights or mechanical parts.

Portable Signs (including signs on wheels or stands, as well as signs on wire or wooden supports) are prohibited under Section 805.1 (e) of the Zoning Ordinance.

Signs in the right-of-way are prohibited under Section 809 (a) of the Zoning Ordinance, and may only be permitted with the approval of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners.

Banners are permitted under Section 808.1 of the Zoning Ordinance, but require a permit from the Community Development Department and are subject to certain standards.

County Ordinance Section 808.1 Banners
Banners may be allowed in those zoning districts that allow commercial, industrial, and office uses and on those zoning lots within residential zoning districts where nonresidential uses i.e. churches, schools or parks exist and are permitted under the following conditions:

  • (a) To be used for temporary purposes only, maximum of ninety (90) days within any twelve (12) month period, and may be permitted a maximum of thirty (30) consecutive days.
  • (b) A banner may be permitted at a new commercial, industrial or office location until the permanent sign has been approved and erected. The banner may be displayed for maximum of sixty (60) days, which may be consecutive.
  • (c) All four (4) sides to be tied down or secured;
  • (d) All setbacks are to be met;
  • (e) One (1) banner per location with a maximum size of three and one half (3.5) feet by twenty (20) feet on the mainland and a maximum of twenty-four (24) square feet on St. Simons Island , unless the zoning district allows larger signs.
  • (f) A permit is obtained from Community Development prior to erecting the banner.
Real Estate Signs located on the property that is for sale are permitted under Section 808.9 of the Zoning Ordinance and do not require a permit, but are limited in area and must be removed within five (5) days after the transfer of the property has occurred.

Real Estate Signs not located on the property that is for sale (such as signs directing the public to an open house) are permitted for a twenty-four hour period and must be removed after that time.

Temporary Development Signs (i.e.: signs announcing that a development is coming or is under construction) are permitted under Section 808.9 (g) or (h) and do not require a permit, but are limited in size and time during which they can be displayed.

All permanent signs must display the sign permit number as provided in Section 906. Failure to display the required permit number may result in enforcement action.

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