Can I place a sign advertising my business, other services, or candidacy for office on the right-of-way?
No. Temporary signs may only be placed on private property under the following circumstances:

1. Temporary signs are allowed in all zoning districts and a city permit is not required, unless electricity is used.

2. Temporary signs shall not be located within the public right-of-way (which includes most of the linear grassy area adjacent to the roadway), publicly-owned land, or easement for the use of the public or public utility service providers. Note: As a guide, utility poles are typically located within the public right-of-way, and where there are sidewalks, the sidewalk and everything between the sidewalk and the street is within the right-of-way.

3. Temporary signs may only be placed on private property – and only with the owner’s permission.

4. The total temporary signage on a parcel may not exceed 32 square feet.

5. Signage shall not obstruct or impair access to public property or right-of-way, traffic control signs, bus stops, or fire hydrants.

6. Temporary signs shall not be illuminated or painted with light-reflecting paint, except that a temporary sign located within a commercial or industrial zoning district may be indirectly illuminated in accordance with Section 102-1629.

7. Signage and/or banners are not allowed to be tacked, nailed, posted or affixed in any manner on trees, utility poles, fences, rocks, or other such supporting structures.

8. No part of any sign shall be located within 5’ of any property line or right-of-way.

9. Signs located at street intersections or driveways shall not obstruct motorist view of traffic.

10. Temporary signs may be posted for up to 90 days, at which time the sign must be removed or replaced.

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