Sign area means the entire area of a sign on which the copy is to be placed including only one side of a multi-faced sign, provided that the copy on all sides of the sign is identical. Sign areas shall be calculated by measuring the area of the smallest square, circle, rectangle, triangle, or combination thereof that will encompass the extreme limits of the advertising copy, together with any material or color forming an integral part of the background of the display or used to differentiate the sign from the backdrop or structure against which it is placed, but not including any supportive framework, bracing, architectural embellishments or decorative features or fences or walls which contain no written copy or other advertising and when any such fences or walls otherwise meet the requirements of this Title and are clearly incidental to the display itself.

Sign area means and refer to the entire area within a single continuous perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of a sign, including all background area figures and letters. However, such perimeter shall not include any structural elements lying outside the limits of the sign which are not part of the information, visual attraction, or symbolism of the sign.

## Examples of *Sign area* in a sentence

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**sign area**on the shopping center identification sign shall be in addition to the total**sign area**allowed under the provisions of Section XI-10- 24.03(B), Maximum Permissible**Sign Area**, of this Chapter.The total

**sign area**allowed for any nonconforming use or parcel of land shall be calculated as specified in subsection XI-10-24.03(B), Maximum Permissible**Sign Area**, of this Chapter but in no event shall the total**sign area**exceed sixty (60) square feet.The area of wall signs shall be determined by Section XI-10-24.03(B), Maximum Permissible

**Sign Area**, of this Chapter.

## More Definitions of *Sign area*

Sign area means the total area within the outer periphery of a sign, and, in the case of a sign comprised of individual letters or symbols, shall be calculated as the area of a rectangle enclosing the letters or symbols. Frames and structural members not bearing advertising matter shall not be included in computation of the area of a sign;

Sign area means the area of a sign that is used for display purposes, excluding the minimum frame and supports. In computing sign area, only one side of a back-to-back or double-faced sign shall be computed when signs are parallel or diverge from a common edge by an angle of not more than forty-five degrees.

Sign area means the total area within the outer edge of the frame or border of a sign. Where a sign has no frame, border or background, the area of the sign shall be the area contained within the shortest line surrounding the whole group of letters, figures or symbols of such sign. In the case of a multi-faced sign, only one side of the sign shall be counted.

Sign area means the entire area of a sign on which graphics, letters, figures, symbols, trademarks and/or text is to be placed, excluding sign structure, architectural embellishments and framework. Sign area is calculated by measuring the perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of the module or sign face containing the graphics, letters, figures, symbols, trademarks, and/or text; provided, however, that individual letters, numbers or symbols using a canopy, awning or wall as the background, without added decoration or change in the canopy, awning or wall, have sign area calculated by measuring the perimeter enclosing each letter, number or symbol and totaling the square footage of these perimeters.

Sign area means the area of the smallest triangle, rectangle, or circle or semi-circle which can wholly enclose the surface area of a sign. All visible faces of a multifaceted sign shall be counted separately and then totalled in calculating sign area. Three dimensional signs shall be treated as dual faced signs, such that the total area shall be twice the area of the smallest triangle, rectangle, circle or semi-circle which can totally circumscribe the sign in the plane of its largest dimension.

Sign area means the entire area of a sign on which writing, letters, numbers, figures, objects, marks, symbols or illustrations, logos, trademarks are placed. Sign structures and associated architectural embellishments, frameworks and decorative features which contain no written or advertising copy, which are not illuminated and which contain no logos or trademarks shall not be included. Sign area shall be calculated by measuring the area of the smallest rectangle that will encompass the extreme limits of the sign or combined sign, together with any material or color forming an integral part of the background of the sign or used to differentiate the sign from the structure or building against which it is placed;

Sign area means the entire area of a sign on which copy is placed, excluding the sign’s structure, architectural embellishments, and framework. Sign area is calculated by measuring the perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of the module or sign face containing the copy; provided, however, that separated copy using a canopy, awning, or wall as the background and that is without added decoration or change in the canopy, awning, or wall shall have a sign area calculated by measuring the perimeter enclosing the separate copy and totaling the square footage of all such perimeters included as part of the sign.