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It’s a busy time of year for garage sales, open houses and other events. Yard signs are a great way to share these messages, however, the City encourages residents to follow these basic rules to ensure signs are legally placed in proper locations.
Per City Ordinance:
The property between the street and sidewalk is called the public right-of-way and is technically City property. This area may contain water, sewer, gas and other utilities below the surface, so it is important to maintain easy access to these utilities and to keep them clear of visual clutter which can distract drivers or hinder those using sidewalks. Property owners are still required to maintain that land, and it is important to keep it free of signs and other obstacles.
Illegal Sign Removal
As time allows, City staff will remove signs from the public right-of-way if observed or if they are reported. Signs are removed without regard to content. City staff will not remove signs from private property unless the sign is prohibited by another piece of the sign ordinance. When a sign is placed in the vision triangle, staff will contact the resident and grant a reasonable amount of time to move the sign to an appropriate location.
Read more about the City's sign ordinance. For questions about sign location, call the Waukee Development Services Department at 515-978-9533.