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NRS
 CHAPTER 410 - BEAUTIFICATION OF HIGHWAYS
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING
NRS 410.220 Declaration of legislative intent.
1. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
(a) The erection and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs, displays and devices, in areas adjacent to the rights-of-way of the interstate highway system and the primary highway system within this state, is a legitimate commercial use of private property adjacent to roads and highways and that regulation and control or removal of such outdoor advertising is necessary to the system of state highways declared essential by NRS 408.100.
(b) The erection and maintenance of such advertising in such locations must be regulated:
(1) To prevent unreasonable distraction of operators of motor vehicles, confusion with regard to traffic lights, signs or signals and other interference with the effectiveness of traffic regulations;
(2) To promote the safety, convenience and enjoyment of travel on the state highways in this state;
(3) To attract tourists and promote the prosperity, economic well-being and general welfare of the State;
(4) For the protection of the public investment in the state highways; and
(5) To preserve and enhance the natural scenic beauty and aesthetic features of the highways and adjacent areas.
(c) All outdoor advertising which does not conform to the requirements of NRS 410.220 to 410.410, inclusive, is contrary to the public safety, health and general welfare of the people of this state.
(d) The removal of signs adjacent to the rights-of-way of the interstate or primary highway system within this state which provide directional information about goods and services in the interest of the traveling public and which:
(1) Were erected in conformance with the laws of the State of Nevada and subsequently became nonconforming under the requirements of 23 U.S.C. § 131; and
(2) Were in existence on May 6, 1976,
Ê could create substantial economic hardships in defined hardship areas within the State of Nevada.
2. It is the intent of the Legislature in NRS 410.220 to 410.410, inclusive, to provide a statutory basis for regulation of outdoor advertising consistent with the public policy declared by the Congress of the United States in areas adjacent to the interstate and primary highway systems.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1325; A 1977, 564)
NRS 410.230 Definitions. As used in NRS 410.220 to 410.410, inclusive, the words and terms defined in NRS 410.250 to 410.310, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections, unless a different meaning clearly appears in the context.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1326; A 1973, 212; 1979, 1785; 2005, 982)
NRS 410.250 “Information centers” defined. “Information centers” means areas or sites established and maintained at safety rest areas for the purpose of informing the traveling public of places of interest within the State and providing such other information as the director of the Department of Transportation may consider desirable.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1326; A 1979, 1785)
NRS 410.270 “Outdoor advertising,” “outdoor advertising sign, display or device” and “sign, display or device” defined.
1. “Outdoor advertising,” “outdoor advertising sign, display or device” and “sign, display or device” mean any outdoor sign, display, device, light, figure, painting, drawing, message, plaque, poster, billboard or other thing which is designed, intended or used to advertise or inform, any part of the advertising or information contents of which is visible from any place on the main-traveled way of the interstate or primary highway systems.
2. The terms do not include a sign that is required to be erected and maintained in a gaming enterprise district pursuant to NRS 463.3092.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1326; A 1997, 1712)
NRS 410.290 “Safety rest areas” defined. “Safety rest areas” means areas or sites established and maintained within or adjacent to the right-of-way by or under public supervision or control, for the convenience of the traveling public.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1327)
NRS 410.300 “Unzoned commercial or industrial area” defined. “Unzoned commercial or industrial area” means an area which, although not zoned by authority of state or local law, ordinance or regulation, is actually used for commercial or industrial purposes as determined and defined by criteria embodied in the written agreement between the Secretary of Transportation and the Board.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1327; A 1989, 1311)
NRS 410.305 “Urban area” defined. “Urban area” means an urbanized area, or in the case of an urbanized area encompassing more than one state, that part of the urbanized area in each such state, or an urban place, as designated by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce, having a population of 5,000 or more and not within any urbanized area, within boundaries to be fixed by responsible state and local officials in cooperation with each other, subject to approval by the Secretary of Transportation of the United States. Such boundaries shall, as a minimum, encompass the entire urban place designated by the Bureau of the Census.
(Added to NRS by 1975, 1179)
NRS 410.310 “Zoned commercial or industrial area” defined. “Zoned commercial or industrial area” means an area zoned for commercial or industrial uses by authority of state or local law, ordinance or regulation.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1327)
NRS 410.320 Outdoor advertising adjacent to highway prohibited; exceptions. Outdoor advertising shall not be erected or maintained within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way of the interstate or primary highway systems in this state, and, outside urban areas outdoor advertising shall not be erected or maintained beyond 660 feet from the nearest edge of the right-of-way of the interstate and primary highway systems which is visible and placed with the purpose of having its message read from the main-traveled way of the interstate and primary highway systems in this state, except the following:
1. Directional, warning, landmark, informational and other official signs and notices, including but not limited to signs and notices pertaining to natural wonders, scenic and historic attractions. Only signs which are required or authorized by law or by federal, state or county authority, and which conform to national standards promulgated by the Secretary of Transportation pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 131, are permitted.
2. Signs, displays and devices which advertise the sale or lease of the property upon which they are located.
3. Signs, displays and devices which advertise the activities conducted or services rendered or the goods produced or sold upon the property upon which the advertising sign, display or device is erected.
4. Signs, displays and devices located in zoned commercial or industrial areas, when located within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way of the interstate and primary highway systems within this state.
5. Signs, displays and devices located in an unzoned commercial or industrial area as defined in NRS 410.300, when located within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way of the interstate and primary highway systems within this state.
6. Nonconforming signs in defined hardship areas which provide directional information about goods and services in the interest of the traveling public and are approved by the Secretary of Transportation pursuant to 23 U.S.C. § 131(o).
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1327; A 1975, 1180; 1977, 565)

NRS 410.360 Violation constitutes public nuisance; abatement; recovery of costs; penalty.
1. Any outdoor advertising sign, display or device erected after February 20, 1972, which violates the provisions of NRS 410.220 to 410.410, inclusive, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and the Director shall remove any such sign, display or device which is not removed before the expiration of 30 days after notice of the violation and demand for removal have been served personally or by registered or certified mail upon the landowner and the owner of the sign or their agents. Removal by the Department of the sign, display or device on the failure of the owners to comply with the notice and demand gives the Department a right of action to recover the expense of the removal, cost and expenses of suit.
2. Any person who erects or causes to be erected an outdoor advertising sign, display or device which violates the provisions of NRS 410.220 to 410.410, inclusive, shall pay to the Department:
(a) For the first violation, a fine of $50;
(b) For the second violation, a fine of $250;
(c) For the third or subsequent violation, a fine of $500 per violation; and
(d) The reasonable costs of collection.
(Added to NRS by 1971, 1328; A 1977, 569; 1979, 1786; 1993, 898)

NRS CHAPTER 405 - CONTROL AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC HIGHWAYS

BILLBOARDS, SIGNS AND ADVERTISING
NRS 405.020 Billboard, sign or other outdoor advertising as public nuisance. Any billboard, sign, placard, notice or other form of outdoor advertisement erected, placed, painted, posted or maintained otherwise than is provided in NRS 405.020 to 405.100, inclusive, or in NRS 408.275 shall be deemed a public nuisance and shall be removed, effaced or destroyed by the sheriff and other peace officers having authority wherever such nuisance may be located.
[1:90:1925; NCL § 260]—(NRS A 1969, 223)
NRS 405.030 Unlawful placement of certain outdoor advertisements; exceptions; restriction on use of revenue from certain lawfully placed advertisements.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and NRS 277A.310, and except within the limits of any city or town through which the highway may run, and on benches and shelters for passengers of public mass transportation built pursuant to a franchise granted pursuant to NRS 244.187 and 244.188, 268.081 and 268.083, 269.128 and 269.129, or 277A.330, or on monorail stations, it is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to paste, paint, print or in any manner whatever place or attach to any building, fence, gate, bridge, rock, tree, board, structure or anything whatever, any written, printed, painted or other outdoor advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster:
(a) Within any right-of-way of any state highway or road which is owned or controlled by the Department of Transportation.
(b) Within 20 feet of the main-traveled way of any unimproved highway.
(c) On the property of another within view of any such highway, without the owner’s written consent.
2. Nothing in this section prevents the posting or maintaining of any notices required by law to be posted or maintained, or the placing or maintaining of highway signs giving directions and distances for the information of the traveling public if the signs are approved by the Department of Transportation.
3. A tenant of a mobile home park may exhibit a political sign within a right-of-way of a state highway or road which is owned or controlled by the Department of Transportation if the tenant exhibits the sign within the boundary of the tenant’s lot and in accordance with the requirements and limitations set forth in NRS 118B.145. As used in this subsection, the term “political sign” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 118B.145.
4. If a franchisee receives revenues from an advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster authorized by subsection 1 and the franchisee is obligated to repay a bond issued by the State of Nevada, the franchisee shall use all revenue generated by the advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster authorized by subsection 1 to meet its obligations to the State of Nevada as set forth in the financing agreement and bond indenture, including, without limitation, the payment of operations and maintenance obligations, the funding of reserves and the payment of debt service. To the extent that any surplus revenue remains after the payment of all such obligations, the surplus revenue must be used solely to repay the bond until the bond is repaid.
5. As used in this section, “monorail station” means:
(a) A structure for the loading and unloading of passengers from a monorail for which a franchise has been granted pursuant to NRS 705.695 or an agreement has been entered into pursuant to NRS 705.695; and
(b) Any facilities or appurtenances within such a structure.
[2:90:1925; NCL § 261]—(NRS A 1957, 306; 1979, 1799; 1989, 995; 1999, 2047; 2001, 846; 2003, 3247; 2005, 2321; 2009, 866)

NAC
CHAPTER 410 - BEAUTIFICATION OF HIGHWAYS
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING
Sign Permits; Construction of Signs
NAC 410.200  On-premise advertising signs. (NRS 410.400)
1.  On-premise advertising is not subject to the state’s outdoor advertising control.
2.  A sign must meet the following tests to be considered an on-premise advertising device:
(a) The sign must be located on the same premises as the activity or property advertised. The premises on which an activity is conducted is determined by physical facts rather than property lines. Premises includes the area occupied by the buildings and appurtenances such as parking lots, storage areas, processing areas or areas for other physical uses that are customarily incident to the activity, including open spaces arranged and designed to be used in connection with the buildings or activities. In the case of large complexes where one or more related activities occur, such as the resort hotel-golf course or restaurant-service station complex, where the entire complex is under the same ownership, any of the separate activities may be advertised independently within the developed commercial or industrial area of the complex.
(b) The purpose of the advertising sign must be:
(1) The identification of the establishment or activity located on the premises or its products or services; or
(2) The sale or lease of the property on which the sign is located.
[Dep’t of Highways, Outdoor Advertising Control Manual p. 26, eff. 1-28-77]
NAC 410.210  Off-premise advertising signs: Land considered “off-premise.” (NRS 410.400)  Certain situations constitute prima facie evidence that a sign is not an on-premise advertising device. The following are not considered a part of the premises on which the activity is conducted, and any signs located on such land are considered off-premise advertising subject to control by the State:
1.  Any land which is not used as an integral part of the principal activity. This includes, but is not limited to, land which is separated from the activity by a roadway, highway or other obstruction and not used by the activity, and extensive undeveloped highway frontage contiguous to the land actually used by a commercial facility even though it might be under the same ownership.
2.  Any land which is used for or devoted to a separate purpose unrelated to the advertised activity. For example, land adjacent to or adjoining a service station but devoted to raising of crops, residence or farmstead uses, or other commercial or industrial uses having no relationship to the service station activity, would not be part of the premises of the service station even though under the same ownership.
3.  Any land which is:
(a) At some distance from the principal activity;
(b) In closer proximity to the highway than the principal activity;
(c) Developed or used only in the area of the site of the sign, or between the site of the sign and the principal activity; and
(d) Occupied solely by structures or uses which are only incidental to the principal activity, and which serve no reasonable or integrated purpose related to the activity other than to attempt to qualify the land as a site for signs. Generally, these are inexpensive facilities, such as picnic, playground or camping areas, dog kennels, golf driving ranges, skeet ranges, common or private roadways or easements, walking paths, fences and sign maintenance sheds.
4.  Where the sign is located at or near the end of a narrow strip contiguous to the advertised activity, the site of the sign is not considered part of the premises on which the activity being advertised is conducted. A narrow strip includes, but is not limited to, any configuration of land which is such that it cannot be put to any reasonable use related to the activity other than as a site for signs. In no event is the site of a sign considered part of the premises on which the advertised activity is conducted if it is located upon a narrow strip of land:
(a) Which is unsuitable for building, such as swampland, marshland or other wetland;
(b) Which is a common or private roadway; or
(c) Held by easement or other lesser interest than the premises where the advertised activity is located.
[Dep’t of Highways, Outdoor Advertising Control Manual pp. 26 & 27, eff. 1-28-77]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R058-97, 12-11-98)
NAC 410.220  Off-premise advertising signs: Evidence constituting off-premise sign. (NRS 410.400)  For the purpose of the sign, the following constitutes evidence of an off-premise sign subject to control by the State:
1.  When a sign:
(a) Brings rental income to the landowner; and
(b) Consists principally of brand name or trade name advertising, and the product or service advertised is only incidental to the principal activity,
Ê it is considered the business of outdoor advertising and not an on-premise sign. An example is a typical billboard located on top of a service station advertising a brand of cigarettes or chewing gum which is incidentally sold in a vending machine on the property.
2.  A sign which advertises activities conducted on the premises, but which also advertises in a prominent manner activities not conducted on the premises, is not an on-premise sign. An example would be a sign advertising a motel or restaurant not located on the premises with a notation or attachment stating “Skeet Range Here,” or “Dog Kennels Here.” The on-premise activity would only be the skeet range or the dog kennels.
[Dep’t of Highways, Outdoor Advertising Control Manual pp. 27 & 28, eff. 1-28-77]—(NAC A by Dep’t of Transportation by R058-97, 12-11-98)

City of Las Vegas Municipal Code

17.12.010 Permit required.
(A)
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to:
(1)
Place any ground-supported advertising sign or to paste, print or in or in any manner whatsoever place or attach to any building, fence, gate, bridge, rock, tree, board, structure or anything whatsoever; or
(2)
Rest or lean against any motor vehicle or trailer or, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, to affix to any motor vehicle or trailer, except a commercial vehicle which is used for the public transportation of passengers, within the limits of any street or alley, or on private property within the setback distances herein set forth, any written, printed, painted or other outdoor commercial advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster, without first obtaining permit therefor from the Department of Building and Safety upon the approval of the Department of Community Planning and Development.
(B)
No such permit shall be required to affix an advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster to a vehicle if such advertisement, bill, notice, sign, picture, card or poster does not:
(1)
In the case of a motor vehicle, tend to impair the vision of an operator thereof, does not project more than two inches from either side or beyond the front or rear bumper of the vehicle or extend more than six inches above the roof or cab thereof; or
(2)
In the case of a trailer, does not extend more than two inches from either side or either end thereof or the height of which does not exceed six feet above the surface upon which the trailer is resting.
(C)
Nothing in this Section shall be construed as to prevent the posting or maintaining of any notices required by law to be posted or maintained, the placing or maintaining of street or highway signs, or signs used to advertise business conducted on the property where the sign is erected, provided the structural details are approved by the Department of Building and Safety.
(Ord. 3124 § 1, 1984: Ord. 233 § 2, 1938)

Clark County Code of Ordinances


"Sign" means any writing, printing, lettering, painting, display, emblem, drawing or other attention-gaining device used to advertise products, goods, services or events, or to make anything known. Signs include but are not limited to streamers, flags, wheels, propellers, or other artificial devices, figures, shapes, colors, sounds, lights, exhibits, and all temporary banners, portable and mobile signs. Non-commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with any type of sign allowed under Title 30. Signs that are located within a building or area that will not be visible from any existing or proposed street, freeway, or adjacent use; signs on bus stop shelters and benches for any public transit system; traffic control devices; signs regulated by Chapter 14.10 of the Clark County Code; and other signs or notices required by law are not regulated by this Chapter. Sign types regulated by Title 30 are defined as follows:
1.  "Abandoned Sign" means any sign remaining in place, but not maintained or not being used, for a period of 180 days or more.
2.  "Digital Sign" means any sign that displays electronic messages and may be changed or altered by electronic means on a fixed display screen for informational or advertising purposes and usually consists of a computer or playback device connected to a large digital screen such as an LCD or plasma display.
3.  "Non-Commercial Sign" means an on-premise, off-premise, or temporary sign that contains a non-commercial message only, including political signs. Non-commercial signs shall not contain any commercial message that directly or indirectly names, advertises or calls attention to a business, product, service, or other commercial activity.
4.  "Off-Premise Sign" generally means any display indicating the business transacted, services rendered, goods sold or produced, name of business, person, firm or corporation which is not available or located on the same premises as the display. On-premise commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with an off-premise sign. Non-commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with any type of sign.
5.  "On-Premise Sign" generally means any display, strictly incidental to a lawfully approved and commenced use of the premises on which it is located, that indicates the business transacted, services rendered, or goods sold or produced on the premises, or on adjacent property under the same ownership as the property for which the sign is advertising, and may include the name of the business, person, firm or corporation occupying the premises. A sign located on an access drive which is the primary means of vehicular access to a development from a dedicated street shall be considered an on-premise sign even if it is located on or through an adjacent property to a dedicated street. Non-commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with any type of sign allowed under Title 30. On-premise signs include the following types:
A.  "Animated Sign" means a sign with action or motion, flashing, color changes requiring electrical energy, or electronic or manufactured sources of supply, but not including wind-actuated elements such as flags, banners and specialty items, nor public service signs such as time and temperature units (See "Decorative Lighting" definition).
B.  "Awning Sign" means a sign painted, stamped, perforated, stitched or otherwise applied on the valance of an awning without projecting from the awning.
C.  "Canopy Sign", see "Wall Sign"
D.  "Directional Sign" means a sign with directional information posted in close proximity to points of access. The name or corporate symbol of the establishment may be added to such sign provided symbol is smaller than the directional information. Comparative size of the symbol to the directional words does not apply in the H-1 District.
E.  "Freestanding Sign" means any sign which is supported by one (1) or more columns, uprights, or braces in or upon the ground and is unattached to any other building or structure.
F.  "Monument Sign" means a freestanding sign whose base is not less than 50% of the sign's width and is consistent with the architectural style of the top of the sign. Any monument sign exceeding the permitted height or area of a monument sign shall be considered a freestanding sign.
G.  "Multi-Vision Sign" means a sign constructed of simultaneously rotating panels that can display different messages (shall not be considered an animated sign for the purpose of regulating signs).
H.  "Nameplate" means a sign giving the name and address of the occupant, or the name only of the building on which displayed, including nameplates for commercial/industrial complexes. Any nameplate exceeding the development standards specified in Table 30.72-1 shall be considered a wall sign.
I.  "Pennant" means a display of lightweight plastic, fabric or other material, not containing a message of any kind, suspended from a rope, wire, or string, usually in a series, designed to move in the wind.
J.  "Project Identification Sign" means a sign, constructed of materials and color accents consistent with the project's overall design theme, that is located at the primary entrance(s) or corner(s) of a residential, commercial, or industrial project. These signs are typically designed as seat-wall monuments although other types of walls and/or pilasters may be used.
K.  "Projecting Sign" means a sign generally perpendicular to a building which is affixed with a decorative bracing to any exterior wall of a building, structure or architectural feature.
L.  "Revolving Sign" means a sign which revolves three hundred sixty (360) degrees, but does not exceed eight (8) revolutions per minute.
M.  "Wall Sign" means a sign which is painted onto, or in any other manner affixed to, any exterior wall of a building.
6.  "Roof Sign" means a sign erected upon, or above, a roof, or which projects beyond the top of a wall to which a wall sign is attached. (see 30.72.040).
7.  "Temporary Sign" means any sign, inflatable device, mobile sign (whether or not attached to a motor vehicle) or display constructed of cloth, canvas, light fabric, cardboard, wallboard, plywood or other light materials (not including metal or perforated film), intended to be displayed for a brief and limited period of time, or signs other than the permanent on-premise or off-premise signs described in this title. Non-commercial speech is permitted in conjunction with any type of sign allowed under Title 30. The following definitions are established for the purpose of implementing the time, place, and manner restrictions specified in Table 30.72-3.
A.  "Banner" means any sign of lightweight fabric or similar material that is not permanently mounted to a pole or a building at one or more edges, but not including perforated film.
B.  "Construction Sign" means a sign advertising a proposed construction project to be located on the lot or parcel of land on which the sign is located and the parties involved in its development, including the signs required to be posted for any future resort hotel as required by NRS 463.
C.  "Off-Premise For Sale Sign" means a sign advertising the sale of lots, buildings, or units of buildings in residential development located on parcels other than the buildings, units or lots they are advertising. A sign advertising a leasable sign location is not permitted as a temporary sign and is expressly prohibited.
i.  "Weekend Directional Sign" means a 4' x 4' (maximum) sign permitted only on weekends and holidays.
D.  "On-Premise For Sale Sign" means a sign advertising an offer to sell, rent or lease land, a building, unit of a building, or structure which is on the lot or parcel of land which is being advertised, or on the lot or parcel of land upon which the building, unit of a building, or structure being advertised is located. A sign located on property included within an approved tentative map shall be considered to be an on-premise for sale sign.
E.  "Special Attraction/Promotional Sign" means a sign advertising a special attraction offered by an existing licensed business located on the lot or parcel of land on which the sign is located. In shopping centers, the special attraction sign need not be located on the same lot or parcel of land as the business it is advertising, provided it is located on a parcel or lot within the shopping center. Special Attraction/Promotional Signs include, but are not limited to, the following types:
i.  "Balloon Sign" means any sign of lightweight fabric, rubber, or other material that is filled with hot air or non-flammable gas for buoyancy.
ii.  "Portable or Mobile Sign" means a portable sign which is placed upon, affixed to or hung from a portable, natural or contrived appliance, structure, trailer, flatbed, vehicle or thing, susceptible or capable of being used for advertising.



30.72.010 Purpose.
The purpose of the sign regulations contained in this chapter is as follows:
a.
To preserve the non-commercial character of residential neighborhoods; to provide reasonable yet appropriate conditions for identifying businesses and services rendered in non-residential districts by controlling the size, type and design of signs in relationship to the type and size of the establishment; and to maintain and enhance the aesthetic environment.
b.
To reduce traffic hazards by restricting signs and lights which exceed the viewer(s capacity to receive information or which increase the probability of impeded traffic or accidents created by distracted attention or obstructed vision.
(Ord. 2851 § 3, 2003; Ord. 2481 § 3 (part), 2000)
30.72.040 Requirements of General Applicability.
All signs, advertising displays, and structures regulated by this Chapter, shall adhere to the following provisions.
1.
External Bracing. Except for poles supporting freestanding signs, but including single support freestanding signs (pole signs), all bracing and support structures for signs visible from a street or residential development shall be decorative or covered. Single support freestanding signs (pole signs) shall use decorative pole covers that integrate the colors, materials, architectural features, or other appropriate design components of the principal buildings within the same site development to prevent visibility of any structural element.
2.
Abandoned Displays. Abandoned displays or those advertising activities of a defunct or inoperative nature must be moved within ninety (90) days of notification to property owner, owner of the business advertised, or owner of the sign.
3.
Maintenance. All signs, advertising displays, and structures as regulated by this Chapter shall be maintained by the owner of the sign or property in a safe and readable manner, and shall be kept free and clear of all obnoxious substances, materials, rubbish or weeds.
4.
FAA Limitations. Unless permitted pursuant to Table 30.16-6 or 30.16-7, no signs, advertising displays, or structures shall exceed those design standards specified in Chapter 30.56, nor any recommendation of the Director of Aviation in regard to obstructions of visibility by height, area or lighting thereof.
5.
Location Provisions. No sign shall be placed in any of the following locations:
A.
Within the right-of-way of any highway, road or other public easement, or within a future right-of-way, except for permanent lettering attached to a motor vehicle in compliance with Chapter 14.10 of the Clark County Code, wall signs on buildings for monorail stations that comply with size restrictions per Table 30.72-1, or signs allowed per NRS 405.110; however, temporary signs may be permitted within future rights-of-way.
B.
Within a drainage channel.
C.
Within a sight zone as established in Chapter 30.56.
D.
So as to interfere with, mislead, obstruct the view of, or be confused with any directional, warning, danger, signal or informational sign or structure, either required by law or established by local authority.
E.
So as to prevent free ingress and egress from any door, window or fire escape, nor attached to any standpipe or fire escape.
6.
Sign Area and Sign Faces. "Sign Area" means the entire area within a continuous perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of sign display within four (4) right angles, except for wall or awning sign area calculations based on letter height/building width per Table 30.72-1. The square footage of signs shall be measured on only one (1) side of a two (2) sided sign (if the interior angle exceeds 45 degrees, the area of both sign faces shall be measured), and on two (2) sides of a three (3) sided or four (4) sided sign, or on one face of a multi-vision sign.
7.
Awnings. Signs are permitted on architectural building features such as awnings, with all regulations applying to text and logos only.
8.
Orientation. Freestanding, monument, trespassing, directional, temporary off-premise for sale, construction, and temporary on-premise signs shall be considered to face the street to which they are most nearly perpendicular.
9.
Alternative Sign Standards. It is recognized that individual sites may present unique characteristics, including site shape and location, and the design of existing and proposed structures (e.g. Roof Signs) could be best developed through the application of alternative sign standards which depart from the requirements of this Chapter. In certain circumstances, such alternative standards may be considered beneficial by the Commission or Board as a tool to achieve the land development policies of the County. In such cases, the Board or Commission may approve alternative sign standards for on-premise and temporary signs through the waiver of development standards or, for resort hotels, the design review application process, according to the procedures outlined in Tables 30-16-7 and 30.16-9 of this Title respectively, subject to finding that the alternative standards will:
A.
Result in development having a visual character which is as or more compatible with adjacent development than anticipated by the requirements of this Chapter;
B.
Encourage a development trend or a visual character similar to that anticipated by the requirements of this Chapter; or
C.
Result in a development which meets or exceeds all other requirements of this Title.
10.
Non-Commercial Messages. Anywhere a display, structure, or sign is permitted by Title 30, a non-commercial message may be placed on such display, structure, or sign. The approval authority shall not consider the content of speech or the viewpoint of the speaker when deciding to approve or deny an application for a sign (also see the definitions for signs established in 30.08.030).
11.
Flags. Up to 3 non-commercial flags are permitted on any improved lot or parcel of land, provided no flag overhangs a property line or public right-of-way when fully extended, and further, that any pole or structure is set back a minimum of 10 feet from any property line or public right-of-way line and does not exceed the maximum height for principal structures within the zoning district (except as permitted in 30.56.045). Flags with a commercial message shall satisfy the requirements for off-premise, on-premise, or temporary signs, whichever is applicable.
12.
Hazardous, Misleading, and Immoral Messages. Signs shall not do any of the following:
A.
Imitate or simulate any traffic control device or structure, or directional sign, in size, shape, color, or other appearance.
B.
Emit any sound as a part of the advertising message.
C.
Provide misleading, erroneous or false information or advertising about the uses permitted on the property.
13.
Luminance. All signs shall comply with the following, except those signs located within the Las Vegas Boulevard Gaming Corridor, as defined in NRS 463.3076:
A.
Signs shall not increase lighting levels by more than 0.3 foot candles over ambient levels as measured using a foot candle meter at the following pre-set distances:
i.
For Sign Areas up to 11′×22′ 150′
ii.
10′ 6″×36′ Bulletin 200′
iii.
14′×48′ Bulletin 250′
iv.
20′×60′ Bulletin 350′
B.
Signs shall not interfere with any traffic control devices.
C.
Ambient light monitors are required that enable sign brightness to adjust to outside conditions.
D.
Sign display must immobilize in the event of a screen malfunction.
14.
Pennant Signs. Streamers, pennants or strings of pennants, no more than 24 inches in total height, are permitted surrounding an approved outdoor retail display. The minimum height shall not be less than 14 feet above the ground where located in an area subject to vehicular traffic, nor less than 8 feet above the ground in any other location.
15.
Prohibited Structures. The following types of sign structures are prohibited:
A.
Portable or mobile signs unless permitted as a temporary, special attraction/promotional sign.
B.
Signs placed on parked vehicles, trailers or parked commercial vehicles, whose apparent purpose is to advertise a product or to direct people to a business or activity located on the same or any other property.
(Ord. 3635 § 11 (part), 2008; Ord. 3472 § 13 (part), 2006; Ord. 3397 § 11 (part), 2006; Ord. 3061 § 6 (part), 2004; Ord. 3055 § 9, 2004; Ord. 3019 § 6, 2004: Ord. 2961 § 10, 2003; Ord. 2787 § 3, 2002; Ord. 2573 § 15 (part), 2001; Ord. 2510 § 15, 2000; Ord. 2481 § 3 (part), 2000)
(Ord. No. 3741, § 5, 2-4-2009; Ord. No. 4077, § 14, 1-9-2013)

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.



http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment1/annotation20.html#1
First Amendment Annotation
Thus, by the nature of the use to which the property is put or by tradition, some sites are simply not as open for expression as streets and parks are. 90 But if government does open non-traditional forums for expressive activities, it may not discriminate on the basis of content or viewpoint in according access. - See more at: http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment1/annotation20.html#1


http://www.nevadadot.com/Doing_Business/Permits/Temporary_Occupancy_Permits.aspx
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) grants permits for temporary use of State roadway. These temporary occupancy permits must be secured before using State roadway or adjoining State right-of-way for all organized activities and events, including:
 
Hazardous Clean-up
Parades
Vehicle rallies/races
Special Events
Photography/filming
Temporary construction access/traffic control
All other special, temporary uses



NRS 484A.800  Sponsor of special event to provide for control of vehicular traffic.
      1.  Any person or governmental agency sponsoring a special event shall ensure that adequate provision is made for the control of vehicular traffic related to or affected by the event.
      2.  As used in this section, “special event” means any scheduled activity or event:
      (a) That is attended or observed by more than 500 persons; or
      (b) That substantially increases or disrupts the normal flow of traffic on any street or highway.
      (Added to NRS by 1989, 667)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 484.900)