Date last modified: July 8, 2014
Agents must be aware that if signs are improperly placed in public rights-of-way, Section 24-6 (f) (3) of the Maple Grove Code gives the government agency owning the right-of-way the right to remove and destroy the sign.
REAL ESTATE SIGN REGULATIONS
Sec. 24-6. General regulations.
(f) Placement of signs on right-of-way or public land.
(1) No sign other than governmental signs shall be erected or placed for any period of time within or upon any public land except as may be authorized in this subsection.
(2) Only governmental signs, signs for a rummage sale posted no more than 120 hours in any eight-day period and signs advertising the sale of real estate between the hours of 6:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00 a.m. Monday may be erected or placed within any public right-of-way or easement. No nongovernmental sign shall be placed in a public right-of-way abutting private property unless permission to place such a sign is first obtained from the owner, occupant or other person having control of the abutting private property.
(3) Any sign other than governmental signs remaining on such property in excess of 120 hours in any eight-day period, or placed for any length of time in violation of subsection (2) of this subsection, may be summarily removed by the city or other governmental agency owning such public right-of-way or easement and, at its discretion, destroyed.
Sec. 24-7. Signs allowed without permit; prohibited signs.
(8) Individual property sale, lease or rental signs. Any on-premises sign announcing the name of the owner, manager, realtor or other person directly involved in the sale or rental of the property or announcing the purpose for which it is being offered.
- Signs must be removed within ten days after sale or rental of property.
- Signs may not measure more than 12 square feet in the R-A district, may not measure more than six square feet in R-1, R-2, and R-3 districts, may not measure more than 32 square feet in R-4, R-5 and I districts, and may not measure more than 64 square feet in the B and FF districts.
- A conditional use permit may be granted by the city council for signs larger than 12 square feet in the R-A district under this subsection if acreage over 20 acres is offered for sale.
- There shall be only one sign per property. Corner properties, however, may contain two signs, one per frontage.
- Properties whose land use designation is different from the existing zoning can display signs of the size allowed in the designated zone district before the property is actually rezoned.
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