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Record #: SO2013-75   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/17/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 2/13/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 13 and 17 regarding regulations and permits for signs and signboards
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Moreno, Proco Joe, Beale, Anthony, Lane, Lona, O'Shea, Matthew J., Solis, Daniel, Suarez, Regner Ray, Mell, Richard F., Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma, Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 20 Building Inspection, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 12 Signs
Attachments: 1. O2013-75.pdf, 2. SO2013-75.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 17, 2013







TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Buildings, I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Moreno, Beale, Lane, O'Shea, Solis, Suarez, Mell, Austin, Mitts, Reilly, Smith and Tunney, an ordinance amending various provisions of the Municipal Code regarding regulation of signs.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,

Mayor
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 13-20 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding sections 13-20-557 and 13-20-565, by deleting the language struck through and inserting the language underscored, as follows: '

13-20-530 Original and subsequent inspections.
The building department under the direction of the building commissioner shall issue permits for, and make original and subsequent inspections of, all electrical signs, city digital signs, billboards, signboards or other outdoor signs and streh associated sign structures as are covered by this article of the Code.
Subsequent inspections shall be made at least once every 24 months and as often as deemed necessary by the building commissioner based on a risk assessment to determine the electrical and structural safety of all signs, signboards and such structures as are covered by this article.

13-20-550 Permits required.
(a) Unless a valid permit has been obtained from the department of buildings, it tt shall be unlawful for any person:
to own, maintain, erect, install, alter, repair or enlarge any sign, signboard or associated sign structure covered by the provisions of this article, including but not limited to any illuminated or non-illuminated sign, city digital sign, painted wall sign, ground sign, dynamic image display sign, or roof sign, or any such sign's support structure; of
to commence to erect, install,...

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