Posted by – Darren Darge, Code Enforcement Officer
Election season is almost here and with it comes political signage. These signs can get out of control if the rules aren’t strictly enforced.
The photo above shows a landscape we work to avoid. Political signs do not require a permit, but placement must follow specific guidelines.
All signs must observe the setback standards of the zoning ordinance, and may not encroach in the required road right-of-way (ROW) which is the area between the sidewalk and street or a utility pole or street.
You may not block the “Visual Clearance Triangle” which is the 25 ft clearance of any intersection and boulevard.
It is a homeowner’s responsibility to find out if political signs are prohibited by subdivision restrictions prior to placing a lawn sign at a residence. All signs must be placed on private property with the owner’s permission and must be removed within seven days following the election.
Adhering to these rules will help keep Auburn Hills a great place to live, work and play.