DEARBORN – With the presidential election less than a month away, the city reminds residents and those who own commercial properties in the city of the rules regarding temporary signs.
On residential properties, temporary signs must be no more than nine square feet per side, which is the size of most typical yard signs. Signs must be placed at least three feet from a property line.
As permits are required to place temporary signs on commercial properties, the city has worked to make the process of obtaining permits more convenient. To that end, a commonly requested permit is now available through an online process.
To submit an application online, go to https://bit.ly/30qbNxA. The cost for a Temporary Event Sign permit is $40.
Any sign not permanently attached and intended to be displayed for a limited period of time is considered a temporary event sign.
A permit is required for temporary event signs for non-residential uses, including seasonal sales, grand opening announcements, elections, and other events typically occurring in non-residential zoning districts.
The following restrictions apply to temporary event signs for commercial properties:
• Number of signs allowed: 4.
• Total area for all signs allowed: 48 square feet (96 square feet if road frontage exceeds 400 linear feet).
• Total sign area per face: 24 square feet (total sign area cannot exceed 48 square feet).
• Height of sign allowed: 6 feet maximum.
• Signs cannot be located in public rights-of-way.
• Signs must be set back at least three feet from property lines.
• Signs must be securely attached to the structure or securely anchored/weighted to the ground.
• Signs cannot be illuminated.
• Signs are permitted for no more than 60 consecutive days and must be taken down no later than five days after the event.
• Signs may not be placed on city, county, or other public land without a city permit and the approval of the governing public agency. Any improperly placed signs will be removed.
For more information, call 313-943-2442 or email [email protected]