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2016 Rules for Temporary Signs

  1. Temporary signs are those intended to be displayed for a limited period in association with a temporary event and do not have permanent foundations or attach to the exterior of a building.

  2. Single and two-family residential use, maximum size 6 square feet per face and a maximum height of 42 inches and not in the public right-of-way.

  3.  All other uses, two signs per parcel and limited to a maximum area of 32 square feet each with a maximum height of 8 feet, set back 10 feet from the front property line and cannot be placed on public property including the City right-of-way along streets.

  4. Must be down within 14 days after conclusion of the event for which they are being used.

  5. Property owner is responsible for removal.

  6. Non-illuminated freestanding, wall and window signs are permitted.

  7. City does not regulate content, only placement.  (For example, election signs including candidates, proposals or any other opinions on how to vote are allowed).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Zoning Administrator David Weston at 231.922.4464 or by email.

*Approved by Zoning Administrator September 2016.

This page last updated on 9/19/2016.