Date last modified: June 27, 2014
On-Site Real Estate Signs: A sign advertising the sale, lease, or rental of real estate upon which the sign is located.
- For single and double dwelling lots, (1) on-site real estate sign not exceeding (9) square feet is permitted for each street upon which the property has frontage.
- For all other types of property, (1) on-site real estate sign is permitted for each street upon which the property has frontage. Each sign shall not exceed a ratio of (1) square foot of sign area for each (1,000) square feet of lot area. In no case shall the area of any one sign exceed (64) square feet or (10) feet in height.
- All real estate signs shall pertain to the sale, lease, or rental of the property only and must be removed within (7) calendar days of the close of the property or when 90 percent or more of the dwelling units on the property have been sold, leased, or rented.
Off-Site Directional or Open House Real Estate Signs: A sign located within the right-of-way that advertises the sale, lease, or rental of real estate or the open house for such real estate located off the premises where the sign is located.
Off-site directional or open house real estate signs not exceeding (3) square feet and (3) feet in height may be placed on the public right-of-way. No part of such sign shall be closer than (5) feet to the street pavement or (1) foot to a sidewalk or trail. Said sign shall not be placed between the street and a sidewalk or trail. Signs are limited to (1) real estate listing and (1) open house sign per corner at each intersection, with a maximum of (4) separate real estate listings and (4) separate open house signs per intersection. Off-site directional signs may be placed in the right-of-way for (30) days per real estate listing and open house real estate signs may be placed in the right-of-way on the day of the open house only.
Off-Site Real Estate Signs: A sign advertising the sale, lease, or rental of real estate for single or multiple-family housing developments located off the premises where the sign is located.
Off-site real estate signs exceeding (3) square feet may be placed on private property. Such signs require a permit, shall not be located in the right-of-way, and the sign owner/installer must supply written permission to the city from the property owner on which property the sign is installed. Each development is limited to one such sign. The maximum area of any such sign shall be (64) square feet and the maximum height shall be (6) feet. The sign must be removed when at least 90 percent of the dwelling units approved by the city have been sold or rented.
Maplewood requires that a Truth-in-Housing inspection be completed before a property is listed or shown. The ordinance includes single-family, duplexes, condominiums and townhouses. The city maintains a list of licensed Maplewood inspectors. Before a residence can be shown for sale, the owner must have the property evaluated by a truth-in-housing inspector. After the inspection is complete, the owner must have the report on display and available on site for perspective buyers. A copy of the disclosure report must be issued to the buyer before the execution of a contractual agreement.
A housing disclosure shall be prepared by a city approved housing evaluator. The report shall include a) an evaluation by the inspector of the building and the property. The evaluation will include, but not be limited to, items addressed in Maplewood’s housing maintenance, siding and junk removal ordinances. The city shall be responsible for determining whether there is an ordinance violation, and a signed statement by the owner related to the condition of the property must be completed.
Owners must have their own truth-in housing evaluation done before listing or property for sale. A truth-in-sale-of-housing disclosure report is only valid for one owner or for one year.
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