Keep your yard sale signs legal

These illegally-placed signs were confiscated by Fayetteville Code Enforcement officers.

Spring is high season for yard sales, and the City of Fayetteville Code Enforcement officers would like to remind city residents to keep yard sale signs, estate sale signs or whatever other stake signs out of the right-of-way.

Oftentimes, people holding yard sales want to put directional signs along nearby, highly-trafficked roadways. There are at least a couple of issues to consider in these cases: 1) signs cannot be placed in the public right-of-way; and 2) signs cannot be placed on private property without permission from the property owner.

In cases where the property owner grants permission for the sign or signs to be on their property, City of Fayetteville’s Code of Ordinances Sec. 6-6 (d) allows “two stake signs per lot in residential zoning districts not placed within the rights-of-way”.

“What we’re seeing this time of year is a lot of yard sale signs near roadways in the right-of-way,” said Code Enforcement Officer Bob Stavenger. “We’re asking residents to be careful not to place them there.”

“Our first response is to confiscate the signs place in rights-of-way,” said Code Enforcement Officer Terry Windley. “In cases involving repeat offenders, we can take other action as well.”

The full City of Fayetteville code section and subsections dealing with “residential allowable signs” can be found online at Look for Sec. 6-6 (d). Anyone needing further assistance on the matter may call the Code Enforcement department at 770-719-4150.

(This story was originally published in the April 16 edition of the City Manager’s Bi-Weekly Report, which can be viewed by clicking this link.)

Apr 18, 2018 1:02 pm |