Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign
Political signs are everywhere lately. While we understand they are a good way to get the name of the candidates out there for everyone to see, there are regulations for those signs in the Zoning Ordinance.
There are certain locations that signs are permitted, and there are size requirements. Signs can be placed on private property, with the owner’s permission, as long as they meet the size requirements. In a home or non-business area, the limit is 6 square feet; in a business area, the limit is 34 square feet.
City ordinance also states that they cannot be placed on the City right-of-ways, which is extremely important because doing so could block the view of oncoming traffic for drivers pulling onto a street. Sign inspectors and Public Works employees can remove and discard signs that are found on the City right-of-way. We receive a large number of calls regarding signs on the place on the right-of-way, some of which block sight lines at corners and some which are too big according to the zoning ordinance.
All political signs are required to be removed within 24 hours after the election they pertain to. As signs start filling up the areas along roadways remember they should only be here for a short time. If you have questions about the location or size of signs you may contact the City at 864-1012 or 864-1068.
posted by Claudia Crighton, Public Information