Community Development COVID-19 Statement

In response to county, state and national Declarations of Emergency on March 13th, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services. The Community Development front counter and offices are closed to the public starting March 17th for in-person transactions - Read the Full StatementSee individual statements for Building, Code Compliance, Engineering and Planning

 

In addition to the general sign regulations of Section 10.2, there are other sign requirements and standards that are based on the zoning of a property. The zone districts are assigned to three categories for sign code purposes. Click on the titles below to display the zone districts in that category, along with the general sign standards for that category and links to specific regulations.

Residential category zone districts: FA-Farming, FA-1 Farming, FO-Forestry, FO-1 Forestry, E-Estate, E-1 Estate, RE-Rural Estate, RE-1 Rural Estate, R-Residential, R-1 Residential, R-2 Residential, M-Multiple Family, M-1 Multiple Family and AP-Airport zoning districts; the O-Open zoning district [located within a Growth Management Area (GMA) overlay zoning district of Larimer County or the LaPorte Plan Area]; and areas of the PD-Planned Development zoning district which have been approved for residential use.

All freestanding and ground signs are limited to six feet in height, except rural property identification signs located on entryway arches over private driveways. Generally, no signage can exceed 32 square feet in area per face. See the following sections of the Land Use Code for complete details:

Rural category zone districts: O-Open zoning district [located outside a Growth Management Area (GMA) overlay zoning district of Larimer County, and located outside the LaPorte Plan Area].

All freestanding and ground signs are limited to six feet in height, except rural property identification signs located on entryway arches over private driveways. Generally, no signage can exceed 32 square feet in area per face. See the following sections of the Land Use Code for complete details:

Non-residential category zone districts: A-Accommodations, T-Tourist, B-Business, C-Commercial, RFLB-Red Feather Lakes Business, I-Industrial, I-1 Industrial zoning districts, and areas of the AP-Airport and PD-Planned Development zoning districts approved for non-residential uses.

Total sign area allowance for a property in a non-residential district is calculated based on building frontage. Allowed sign sizes and heights vary depending on the setback from the property line (generally, the greater the setback, the larger and/or taller the sign may be, up to maximum limits). See the following sections of the Land Use Code for complete details:

courthouse-offices

Contact Planning Department

Larimer County Planning Department
200 W. Oak Street, Third Floor, Fort Collins, CO 80521
On-call Planner:
(970) 498-7679
Email Planning Department
Department Directory