The City of Weston is committed to the preservation and enhancement of our community's value. Strict sign codes have been enacted to support this effort.
The City sign code is available in Chapter 126 of the Weston Code of Ordinances. Business owners are urged to review the code and contact the Planning and Zoning / Development Services Department prior to the design or purchase of any sign. For more information, please call 954-921-7781.
The complete list of prohibited sign types is located in Section 126.10 of the City's code.
Types of signs that are prohibited include: roof signs, inflatable signs, projected signs, signs containing a visible light source or neon, flashing signs, portable signs such as sidewalk signs, and banner signs (except as provided below).
Banners may be permitted on non-residential property after a business or property owner receives a sign permit from the City of Weston. Banners are permitted for up to 30 consecutive days in any 12-month period. Authorization of banner signs are associated with:
- Initial opening of a business
- Renaming of an existing business
- Change of ownership/management of existing business
Permits are issued by the Weston Planning and Zoning Department.
Real Estate Signs
Real estate signs on residential lots shall not exceed two square feet in area and shall not be erected until the property is listed for sale. The sign shall be removed within three days of closing or the signing of a lease agreement. No sign may be placed in a public or private right-of-way.
See Section 126.18(A) of the City's Code for more details about real estate signs for non-residential properties.
Special Event signs may be authorized by the City for periods of up to 30 consecutive days in any 12-month period, as part of the special event permit process (see below). Such signs must be removed no later than three (3) days after the event or activity has ended.
Special Event Permits
Special Event Permits are issued by the Zoning Official. For inquiries, please call 954-385-0500.
Sign Permits are Required
Except as provided in Section 126.02, no permanent or temporary sign shall be erected, constructed, posted, painted, altered, maintained, or relocated until a permit has been issued by the City.
Signs Exempt from Permitting Requirements
The following signs may be erected or constructed without a permit when in accordance with the City's adopted Building Code and this chapter:
- Official traffic, governmental information, and provisional warning signs or sign structures, when erected or required to be erected by a governmental agency
- Temporary signs indicating danger or warning
- Changing of the copy on a bulletin board, poster board, display encasement or marquee
- Election signs
- Real estate signs and real estate leasing signs
- Any sign located within a building, lobby or courtyard and not visible from off site
Note that such signs are not exempt from the structural electrical or material specifications as set forth in the City's code and the adopted Building Code.
- Flags, whether displayed on poles or in another fashion
Installation of a permanent flag pole or other permanent mounting device shall require a building permit. If the flag pole or device is located on property zoned for other than single family residential uses, the location of the flag pole or device must be shown on the site plan for the property. See the City's Code of Ordinances, Section 126.12 for display standards.
- Seasonal decorations in residential areas, if they comply with Section 126.18(C)
- To the extend that the Planning and Zoning Department allows a sign displaying commercial content to be exempt from permitting, it shall also allow a sign with the same size, length of display, appearance, location, display area, and other physical characteristics to be exempt from permitting if it displays non-commercial content.