HOMEWOOD CITYWIDE SIGN ORDINANCE UPDATE
The City of Homewood, with assistance from the Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission and PlaceMakers, LLC, is updating the Homewood Sign Ordinance, last revised in 2015. The current sign ordinance is hard to enforce, and it is also not in legal compliance with the 2015 Supreme Court case of Reed v Town of Gilbert where it ruled that signs must be content neutral. Regulating signs by their categories is not content neutral. If you need to read a sign to know how to regulate it, then it is content based. To make the code more user friendly as well as to comply with Reed v. the Town of Gilbert, the recommendation is for the new sign code to be simplified to regulate type, number, size and style of sign.
FINAL DRAFT - OCTOBER 2019
FIRST DRAFT - JUNE 2019
April 2019 - View the first public presentation on why the citywide sign code update is needed and review the notes from the public meeting and work sessions conducted April 23-25 by clicking on the buttons below: