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Building Commissioner - Zoning Administrator

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Muncie, IN 47305
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Permits Required by Zoning Administrator


All outdoor signs, except as listed below, require a permit and must be per the requirements set forth in the Delaware County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.


1. Directional or Warning Sign: Sign solely identifying situations of a directional, cautionary, or dangerous nature when public signs are not functional , as such, but not limited to, an entrance or exit sign.

2. Political Sign: A sign relating to the election of a person to public office, to a political party or group, or to a matter to be voted upon at an election called by a public body. The sign must be removed within 10 days following the election.

3. Public Service Sign: A sign required or specifically authorized for a public service. (safety, governmental, traffic signs, and public service agency signs)

4. Real Estate Sign: A clearly temporary sign, pertaining only to the sale, lease or rental of the premises upon which it is displayed.

5. Real Estate Development Sign: A business sign placed on the premises of a subdivision or other real estate development. (see specific requirements in the Delaware County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance)

No signs are allowed in a public right-of-way.

Realtors are not allowed to place any sign on properties they are not selling.