Fayetteville Sign Review Update

The Fayetteville Sign Task Force from the Greater Chamber of Commerce has been tasked to draft changes to the sign section of the Fayetteville Unified Development Ordinance.  Stakeholders presented their first interim report this month.  The report is a working document and Fayetteville City Council will vote on changes once the task force has completed the ordinance.  Real estate signs will be discussed in May. (directional, open houses etc.)

Sidebar:  If you have suggestions for the task force, please send your emails to the FRAR government affairs department.  [email protected]

Below are a few highlights.  Please click on the link below to view the full power point document.

Sign Report v3 160404

Attached Signs


  • 50% Bonus for Channel Lettering
  • 50% Bonus for 3D signs
  • 50% Bonus Attached vs freestanding
  • Eliminate size caps for projecting signs

Ground Signs


  • Increase height for ground signs to promote their use
  • 20 feet maximum in most commercial districts

Pole Signs


  • Change the definition of a pole sign to allow the support structure to be up to 50% of the sign width
  • Encourage pole covers: wrapped pole covers between 20% – 50% of the size of the sign, allowed 20% increase in area of the sign

Vehicle Signs


  • Allow cars, vans and light utility trucks to park in any legal parking space on the premises being advertised if it is used in the conduct of business and is a licensed vehicle
  • Vehicles larger than cars, vans and light utility trucks park 50ft of right of way

Special Use Signs


  • Accommodate specific type sign needs (theaters, auto dealerships)





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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".