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Are business and personal signs allowed on street corners and public property in neighborhoods?

You see them often. Signs advertising anything from buying homes for cash to lawn care on street corners and  at the entrances/common areas of neighborhoods.

Technically, businesses aren’t allowed to plant those signs in the public right of way, says City Attorney Tom Pollard. “No signage is permitted in the public rights of way unless it is an official sign,” he said. An official sign means a traffic sign or some real estate signs are permitted — not mattress advertisements or hot-dog selling signs. If you see these non-real estate signs around your neighborhood, Pollard says don’t remove them. Call City Code Enforcement at 341-3266 to report a violation.

And, there are of course obviously you see things tacked to telephone poles, which is technically a violation of city ordinance.

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