Date last modified: June 27, 2014
Chapter 12 title 14-9 of city code
Essentially, real estate open house signs and arrows are only permitted on private property, and cannot block site lines at intersections. Signs cannot be placed in public road right-of-ways. The right-of-way is the 10-15 feet beyond the curb most often called the boulevard. It is the strip of grass and the sidewalk that our Public Works crews maintain. When there are signs in the ground there, the crews have to stop mowing, get the sign out of the ground, and throw it in their truck. Every year we end up with an extensive collection of real estate signs here in the garage because of signs placed in the public right-of-way. This includes “Open House” arrows placed at intersections, and also signs that have been tied to street signs.
Real estate signs are always permitted in front yards during and shortly after a sale. The problems arise when they are placed on public property. This includes the right-of-ways of the County highways within Andover.
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