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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Garage Sale Signs on Posts Unlawful

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Most residents don’t know we have an ordinance against placing garage sales signs either on utility poles, stop signs, trees or even on sidewalks. In the summer time the signs are all over town and people are placing them everywhere. Not only is it hard to get all removed, but we want to remind citizens so we don’t have to prosecute. 

To be clear... having a garage sale sign is not against city ordinance, it’s placing the sign where they shouldn’t be placed is what’s hard on city employees. We do not have the manpower to remove each week. 

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Below are the Ordinances that address this issue:


9.20.040 - Usage of public right-of-way.

It is unlawful to place advertising or signs on the public right-of-way. Each day’s violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

(Prior code § 19-49)

15.48.020 - Projecting signs—To be erected by licensed contractor. 

All signs which project over any public property in the city shall be erected by a contractor duly licensed under the provisions of Chapter 5.28 of this code. 

(Prior code § 30-2)  

15.48.170 - Portable signs—To be erected in compliance with city codes. 

Any sign placed, erected or constructed pursuant to Sections 15.48.130 through 15.48.180 shall be so placed in compliance with all applicable city codes. 

(Prior code § 30-34) 



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