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Posted on: June 30, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Signs in the Right-of-Way

Garage Sale Sign in Right of WayTis the season for garage sales, graduation parties, seasonal business advertising, homes for sale, and so much more! And with those things – often comes signs placed in the city right-of-way. If you’d like to save your sign from being removed by Elk River Code Enforcement staff for illegal placement, here are a few things you need to know:

  • Signs cannot be placed in the right-of-way. City right-of-way is 10 feet from the curb or street edge.
  • Signs cannot be attached to existing objects within the right-of-way, including telephone poles, streetlights, or sign posts (like stop signs or street signs for example).
  • Signs cannot be placed in the median of a divided roadway, in the center of a roundabout, or on sidewalks/boulevards. 

Temporary signage placed in the right-of-way can be unsightly, but it can be dangerous as well, encroaching on the line-of-sight for motorists and pedestrians. Signs removed by Code Enforcement staff are left in a bin outside of the Elk River Compost Site, located at 19000 Proctor Road. We don’t want your signs, but we do want to keep the right-of-way clear. Keep in mind, the bin is accessible to everyone, so if your sign is a good one, it may not stay there long! 

Still have questions? Contact Elk River Code Enforcement at 763-635-1067.

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