Temporary signs used to promote local businesses, as well as signs for the June 5, 2018, election are a common sight throughout the City. To preserve the the safety of the community, the City encourages residents and business owners to review the City’s guidelines for temporary signs; as these guidelines help to ensure by limiting obstructions and distractions for drivers. Highlights of the City’s sign guidelines include:
- Temporary signs may be located in the landscaped portion of the public-right-of way, but not within the median of any street or highway,
- Signs shall not overhang or be placed on any street, curb, sidewalk, trail, or driveway,
- Signs shall not be permitted within fifteen feet (15’) of any fire hydrant, street intersection, or driveway,
- Signs shall not be affixed to any traffic control devices, government signs, light standards, utility poles, bus shelters or other structures, posts, fences, shrubs, or trees,
- Real estate directional signs shall only be permitted in the public right-of-way from sunrise to sundown,
- Unless pertaining to an event (e.g., an election or other specified event), all noncommercial temporary signs shall be limited to no more than ten (10) consecutive days in duration,
- Event related signs shall be removed from the public right-of-way not more than five (5) days after the event to which they pertain; and
- Signs shall not be located in any area that the City Traffic Engineer, or his or her designee, determines would constitute a pedestrian or vehicular safety hazard.
Community Preservation Division staff members conduct inspections regularly to ensure posted signs follow the City’s policy. If a sign is found to be in violation, the sign will be removed and held at the City’s Corporation Yard for a minimum of 72 hours where it may be retrieved. For additional information, please contact the Community Preservation Office at 714-961-7138.