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    Permits for flag poles

    Any members out there regulate the placement of flag poles, particularly on residential lots. Do you have setbacks associated with them? I will assume the height limits are consistent with limits established by your local code. If you need a permit to put them up are certain heights exempt. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated (except for snide remarks like, "what! it needs a permit". It's California, you need permission for just about anything here, including wiping your arse ).
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    We do not require a permit for the pole as long as it flies U.S., state or governmental (MIA, Veteran, Marines, etc.) flags. If they want to use the pole for a sign, we regulate it as such.

    Height is based on the district standards. We had a Perkins who wanted a 85' tall pole.... and we denied it even though it was flying the biggest US Flag I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    Height is based on the district standards. We had a Perkins who wanted a 85' tall pole.... and we denied it even though it was flying the biggest US Flag I have ever seen.

    Bigger than this flag?

    As a boy I used to go see that flag every flag day until 1976 when the Store donated it to the Smithsonian. I saw part of it once at the Smithsonian while it was on display.

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    We require them to meet the regular setback and height requirements; however, most people don't think to get a permit for a residential installation of a flagpole. Unless it is a problem, we don't act on a non permitted flagpole.

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    Why do you hate America? If we regulate flag poles, the terrorists win.

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