Sign Code Matrix

City of Greenfield Sign Code Matrix Summary/Guidelines

Sign Type

Allowable Area

Minimum
Setback

Maximum
Height

Illumination
Permitted

Maximum
Number

Time
Limits

Permit
Required

Awning

10%

0

Exterior
Building Wall

No

2

-

Yes

Banner *

24 sq. ft

0

-

No

1

30 days;
4/year

Yes

Billboard

-

-

Prohibited

-

-

-

-

Changeable/
Electronic

24 sq. ft.

5 ft.

10 ft.

Yes

1

-

Yes

Church/School
(Temporary)


32 sq. ft.

5 ft.

6 ft.
As approved 1
30 Days
Yes
Church/School
(Permanent
32 sq. ft.
5 ft.
6 ft.
Yes 1 - Yes
Construction -
Commercial
32 sq. ft.
5 ft.
8 ft.
No 1 Within 30 days
of completion
Yes
Construction -
Residential
6 sq. ft.
5 ft.
6 ft.
No 1 Within 30 days
pf completion
No
Directional 6 sq. ft.
0 4 ft.
Yes 2 - No
Election - - As Per Chapter
12, Wisconsin Statue
- - - -
Expressway - - Prohibited - - - -
Marquees - - Prohibited - - - -
Monument/
Freestanding
30% gross 
allowable sign area 
(max 96 sq. ft.)
5-10 ft.
10 ft.
Yes 1 (2 for 
corner lot)
-
Yes
Overhanging
(R-O-W)
- - Prohibited - - - Yes
Portable/
Distracting
- - Prohibited - - - -
Projecting 100 sq. ft.
0 Height of Roof
Yes 1 - Yes
Real Estate-
Nonresidential
12 sq. ft.
5 ft.
6 ft.
No 1 7 Days after Sale Yes
Real Estate -
Residential
6 sq. ft.
5 ft.
6 ft.
No 1
7 Days after Sale
No
Roof -
- Prohibited - - - -
Seasonal/
Temporary
24 sq. ft.
5 ft.
6 ft.
No 1
30 days;
4/year
Yes

Vehicle - - Prohibited - - - -
Wall **
Up to 100 sq. ft.
Building Wall
Height of Wall
Yes  1
-  Yes
Window (Temporary)
25% total net glazed
window area
n/a - No -
14 Days
No
Window (Permanent)
25% total net glazed
window area
n/a - Yes - - Yes
*Not permitted on sites with changeable copy signs.
**See ordinance narrative for specific details.

Greenfield Municipal Code - Chapter 19 - Sign Code