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Sign Regulations

General Information

The State of Florida prohibits sign easements and right ways on state roads. (ex. Blanding Blvd., State Road 21, Beach Boulevard, State Road 90). Each county and municipality has their own sign laws. In addition, many homeowners associations and gated communities have restrictions. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are using the correct size, height, etc. sign and that you place the sign in an authorized location. You are also responsible for removing your signs. If you are in violation of the code in any area, you may be subject to fines initiated by the local code enforcement/authority. For purposes of this information, # Signs Allowed means For Sale or Lease signs.

NEFAR strives to provide members with the most accurate and up-to-date information available. As ordinances frequently change, however, the information presented below may not reflect the latest modifications and/or additions in your area. NEFAR makes no guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. For the latest information, please consult your local government office.

Duval County/City of Jacksonville (COJ)

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot
Max Size: 4 sq. ft. in RR and RLD zoning districts, 24 sq. ft. for all other zoning districts
Setback: none for signs 4 sq. ft. and 2 ft. or less above ground. All others, setback 5 ft. from the edge of pavement.
Time Limit: remove after closing/leasing
Open House /Direction Signs: not allowed at this time.

Jacksonville Beach
# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot Max Size: residential 4 sq. ft., residential 5 or more acres and all other zones 32 sq. ft.
Setback: residential none, commercial must place on property side of sidewalk
Time Limit: 4 sq. ft. "Sold" signs allowed until 5 days after sale
Open House/Directional Signs: 1 allowed, max 4 sq. ft. when agent is present

Atlantic Beach

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot
Max Size: 6 sq. ft. area, 5 ft. height
Setback: 5 ft. from property line
Time Limit: remove after closing/leasing
Open House/Directional Signs: 2 allowed per site at the open house location, max 4 sq. ft., 1 day before and removed immediately after event, not in public right of way. Within non-residential zoning districts, 1 sign per lot or development parcel advertising the sale or lease of the property, limited to 8 feet in height and a maximum of 24 square feet of sign face area. A sign permit is required for such signs. These signs must be removed within 10 days of sale or lease of the property.

Neptune Beach

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot
Max Size: residential 6 sq. ft. area, 5 ft. height, all other 32 sq. ft.
Setback: none
Time Limit: remove immediately after sale/lease/rental
Open House/Directional Signs: 2 allowed per site at the open house location, max 4 sq. ft., 1 day before and removed immediately after event, not in public right of way

Clay County

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot, dual frontage or more than 500 ft., 1 additional sign per frontage or 500 ft.
Max Size: residential 6 sq. ft. (+ max 3 riders), commercial or residential 2 acres or more, 32 sq. ft.
Setback: 5 ft. from property line
Time Limit: remove 7 days after closing/leasing
Open House/Directional Signs: up to 6 allowed (max 6 sq. ft., 4 ft. ht. on private property with permission or within right of way of any county roads with 5 ft. setback from the edge of the road, sunset Friday to sunset Sunday

Orange Park

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot on each street frontage
Max Size: residential 4 sq. ft., commercial 16 sq. ft. + maximum of 3 riders (each rider not to exceed 1 sq. ft)
Setback: 5 ft. from property line
Time Limit: remove after closing/leasing
Open House/Directional Signs: none allowed

Green Cove Springs

# Signs Allowed: no limit
Max Size: no limitations
Setback: none; signs must be placed on private property, not in right of way
Time Limit: no limitations
Open House/Directional Signs: allowed on private property

Putnam County

# Signs Allowed: 1 for each road, water, golf course frontage
Max Size: residential 8 sq. ft., height 8 ft., all other 32 sq. ft., height 10 ft.
Setback: none
Time Limit: remove within 7 days after sale/lease rental
Open House/Directional Signs: off premise - on private property, permission of owner, only during event

Crescent City

# Signs Allowed: no limit
Max Size: 6 sq. ft.
Setback: none
Time Limit: none
Open House/Directional Signs: none allowed

Interlachen

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot
Max Size: residential 8 sq. ft., commercial 1 sq. ft per linear ft. of frontage not to exceed 100 sq. ft.
Setback: 5 ft. from property line
Time Limit: remove within 7 days after sale/lease/rental
Open House/Directional Signs: none allowed

Palatka

# Signs Allowed: 1 per lot
Max Size: 8 sq. ft residential, 96 sq. ft. commercial
Setback: 5 ft. from front property right of way, 15 ft. from side lot line
Time Limit: remove after sale/lease/rental
Open House/Directional Signs: none allowed

Pomona Park

# Signs Allowed: no limit
Max Size: 6 sq. ft. all zoning districts
Setback: none
Time Limit: none
Open House/Directional Signs: none allowed

St. Johns County

# Signs Allowed: 1 per street frontage, lots on golf courses, lots along navigable waters are permitted one additional sign along frontage of golf course or water
Max Size: residential 6 sq. ft., non-residential 32 sq. ft.
Setback: 5 ft. from front property line, 15 ft. from adjoining property lines
Time Limit: remove within 5 days of property changing hands/sale/lease rental
Open House/Directional Signs: allowed off premise but on private property with owners consent and on property that is open for inspection at the time the owner or representative is present, max. 6 sq. ft.
Real estate signs announcing or directing to new subdivisions, model homes and similar new projects may be allowed off premise during such times as the projects are being advertised and open for inspection, limited to three per property, max 6 sq. ft. Open House/Directional signs must be removed immediately after sales personnel have left or closed the premises.

Ponte Vedra

# Signs Allowed: 1 per house or lot
Max Size: residential max. 80 sq. inches, commercial 16 sq. ft. Sign must be professionally lettered and mounted on wooden post. Attachment of name tags, information boxes or tubes is not permitted. These attachments exceed the 80 sq. inches area allowed.
Setback: 5 ft. from property line
Time Limit: remove within 5 days from date of binding agreement
Open House Signs: allowed only in yard of open house
Off-Site/Directional signs are not permitted anywhere; anytime.
The Ponte Vedra Zoning District boundaries are approximately the same as Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District. The district(s) begin at the Duval County line, then south along the ocean to the Guana State Park (1500 block of Ponte Vedra Boulevard). The western boundary is 300 feet west of AlA from the county line south to Mosquito Road and east and south of Corona Road to Ponte Vedra Boulevard. For questions regarding local zoning, contact St. Johns County Code Enforcement at 904-209-0734 or Bob Reesh (Municipal Service District) at 904-568-7139.