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Political Campaigns Reminded of Rules Regarding Temporary Signs

Post Date:07/28/2020 10:17 AM

City of Melbourne Code Enforcement officers have been contacting local political campaigns to remind them of city rules regarding placement of temporary noncommercial/political signs. 

Noncommercial/political signs may be placed on private residential or commercial properties if they adhere to the following rules:

  • Must have the property owner’s permission.
  • May not be positioned as to create a traffic hazard.
  • Must be 10’ off the property line.
  • Any one sign placed on a commercial property must not exceed 72 square feet and not be more than 8’ high. A single sign placed on residential property must not exceed 6 square feet and not be more than 3’ high.
  • Total aggregate sign area of all signs shall not exceed 72 square feet if placed on commercial property or 30 square feet if placed on residential property.
  • All signs must be removed within five calendar days of the election or event.
  • No signs may be placed in the right-of-way.

City Code Enforcement will ask candidates to relocate any errant signs. 

The city’s sign code’s primary purpose is to ensure public safety. For example, signs in the right-of-way and those placed too close to the road can distract drivers or obstruct their view. 

If you have any questions about temporary signs, please contact the City Code Enforcement Division: (321) 608-7946.

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