Electronic Signs

Johnston businesses with monument signs that include an electronic message center will soon have a little more flexibility in setting the frequency for changing the messages. Current regulations state that electronic message center copy may change “no more than one time in a 24 hour period.” Under an amended ordinance, electronic message center copy may change “no more than once per five (5) minutes.” Amber alerts and emergency messages are exempt from the time regulations.

Electronic message center signs may not include any flashing, flowing, alternating or blinking lights. This is a continuation of current policy.

At their meeting on October 19 the Johnston City Council approved the 2nd consideration, and waived the 3rd consideration to adopt and publish the amendment to Chapter 170 of the City of Johnston Code of Ordinances.

Follow the link below to read the full Sign Regulations Ordinance.