Particularly with the August and November elections just around the corner, the city wants to remind everyone that temporary signs are not allowed in public rights-of-way.
Temporary signs are exactly that – signs that are placed temporarily, such as campaign and political signs or business signs.
These types of signs are not allowed in the public right-of-way, which is generally the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb. Such signs also are not allowed on traffic signal or utility poles.
Temporary signs like real estate signs and limited others may be allowed on private property, but a property owner should call the Planning Division to verify guidelines for the specific sign.
Staff will attempt to contact sign owners if their signs are in violation and advise them to remove all signs in violation of the ordinance. However, signs may be removed and disposed of by city staff, and continued violations may result in citations.
Those with questions can call our Planning Division at 269-966-3320. We appreciate everyone’s attention to this matter.