#1. "RE: Real Estate Signs" In response to Reply # 0
We strongly suggest that you call code enforcement and find out if the Real Estate folks have a variance on the weekends or other days.
A lot of municipallities have waviers or variances in their code that allow for the signs to be out from Noon Friday until Noon Monday.
Some cities, but very few, don't allow for the signs in ROW's at all.
Bear in mind that builders signs and Real Estate signs are two different issues. Most of the time the Realtor signs will be constructed from 1" heavy duty angle iron usually in a square or rectangle shape that provides for many years of use.
Whatever you do, suggest that you approach it with all due caution. Reason being, it's a highly charged political issue where the Realtors have a heavy influence or representation on the city councils.
#2. "RE: Real Estate Signs" In response to Reply # 0
>I live on a corner lot in Denver, and realtors have a >tendancy to place their open house signs on the corner of >the property near the intersection, between the sidealk and >the street. > >I technically don't own that property as it belongs to the >city, but I maintain it.
Of course, laws may vary, but in some locations you would own this property and would be responsible for maintaining it even though it is ROW. In fact, it may be your legal responsibility to keep this part of your property sign-free. > >I hate seeing those signs. I sometimes have people come to >my door thinking that it's an open house at my place. > >I either steal the signs or put 'em in the street, tipped >over. > >How do you folks handle that problem? What does the law >say? The cops came and I was cuffed after a realtor said I >stole his sign.
If it is a recurring problem, I would take pictures and call code enforcement if they have someone on duty and insist they come out. If code enforcement is closed, I would call police and ask them to come out and at least create an incident report. Pictures and measurements of its exact location would be important.
I certainly hope "I was cuffed" is a hypothetical.