Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Arlington Rules for Real Estate Signs

In the continuing coverage of the Trouble With Signage, we look at the rules for real estate signs.  These rules are perhaps a little more straight forward.  Zoning Ordinance Sec. 34.E.9 states
Unlighted directional real estate "for rent" or "sale" signs,
  • not exceeding one and one-half (1 1/2) square feet in area, 
  • are permitted on public property 
  • Can be displayed only from sundown on Friday to sundown on Sundays and on legal holidays. 
  • Not more than one (1) sign for each real estate agency shall be displayed in any one (1) street intersection 
  • Not on utility poles, trees, or landscape beautification areas, traffic circles, schools, parks, or recreational areas.
  • Each such directional "for rent" or "sale" sign posted on public right-of-way shall contain the name of the real estate company or agency which caused the sign to be posted. 
  • Such signs shall not be placed in such a fashion as to constitute a "vision obstruction" at street intersections as specified in Section 32 of this ordinance.
Note that nothing in this provision gives Real Estate agents permission to stick their signs on your property. 

See a sign violating the rules.  Take a picture of it and reporting it to Zoning Enforcement.

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