Rezoning Sign Requirements
It shall be the applicant’s responsibility to meet the
following rezoning sign requirements when applying to rezone
property in the City of Farmington Hills. Failure to conform
to these requirements may result in delays in the rezoning
process. For further information, contact the Planning
Office staff at (248) 871-2540.
The proponent of a rezoning request will be required to submit
a sign location plot plan with the application for rezoning.
The sign location plot plan must be reviewed and approved for
compliance with location and specification requirements by the
Planning Office prior to submission of the rezoning application.
The rezoning sign must meet the following specifications:
- Black letters on a white background.
- Size of sign - minimum 4 ft. (vertical) by 6 ft.
- Sign face shall be an exterior plywood, aluminum, or similar
- Wording shall be as follows:
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(min. 8-inch high letters)
(min. 3-inch high letters)
(min. 4-inch high letters)
(min. 5-inch high letters)
- Installed a minimum of 42 inches above the ground.
- The sign support system must be structurally sound and able
to withstand lateral wind of 14 pounds per square foot.
Signs shall be placed on the property proposed for development
and in full public view along street or road frontages. The
proposed sign must be located along the property line of the
right-of-way at the midpoint of the property width.
A corner lot, or a lot situated on more than one road, will
require a sign for each road frontage, meeting the above location
requirements. In no instance shall a sign be located within
25 ft. of the intersection. The Planning Office must approve
the sign location at the time of application. In unique cases due
to the configuration of the property, or natural features the
Planning Office may approve an alternate sign location.
Installation of Signs
Rezoning signs shall be installed by the applicant, a minimum
of fifteen (15) days prior to the Planning Commission Public
Hearing. The rezoning request will not be heard at that
scheduled Public Hearing if it is not installed prior to that
time. City staff will inspect the sign(s) for appropriate
wording, location, visibility and timing.
Removal of Signs
Rezoning signs must be removed within:
- Seven days of enactment by the City Council.
- Seven days of withdrawing rezoning application.
- Seven days of denial of rezoning request by the City
Failure to remove sign(s) within this period may require
removal of the sign(s) by the City and/or prosecution at the
The application will serve as the necessary sign permit
required by the City. No additional permits will be required
for this sign installation.