Due to the traffic hazard and liability created by obstructing a driver’s view, signs are prohibited in the right of way. Signs placed in the right of way are subject to removal by Code Inspectors.
“Public right of way typically extends to the back of the sidewalk,” explains Code Administration Director Stuart Walker. “If there is no sidewalk, a good rule of thumb is 15 feet from the curb or behind utility poles.”
In addition to being prohibited in the right of way, signs may not be attached to utility poles or fences.
Stuart encourages anyone running for office with questions regarding sign placement to call Code Administration at 775-2111.