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Rezoning Sign Requirements

Instructions for Filing Application for Rezoning and Rezoning Sign Requirements
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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.

Rezoning Application

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. (horizontal).
  • Sign face shall be an exterior plywood, aluminum, or similar material.
  • Wording shall be as follows:
(248) 871-2540
(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.

Sign Location

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 Council.

Failure to remove sign(s) within this period may require removal of the sign(s) by the City and/or prosecution at the owner’s expense.


The application will serve as the necessary sign permit required by the City.  No additional permits will be required for this sign installation.