Community Development Offices will be closed January 29, 2021

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and please plan accordingly. On January 29, 2021, the entire Larimer County Community Development Department (Building, Planning, Code Compliance, Citizen Resources) will be closed to conduct a system upgrade. This upgrade also affects groups outside of Community Development including Weeds, Health (Septic) and Engineering. The Online Customer Portal is part of this upgrade and will not be available as we transition to a more customer friendly system. No inspections, no permitting, no staff on call, and limited other community development services will be available that day.

Community Development COVID-19 Operations

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services. Please read the Full Statement here.

We have developed guidelines for temporary outdoor expansion of businesses under state and county public health guidelines.
Please read those guidelines here
See 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:

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