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Read: Reminder about temporary signs and code compliance within city limits

Released:Oct 11, 2016

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  • Temporary signs may not to be placed on public property, such as city parks or any public structures. This includes traffic signs, utility poles and bus shelters.

  • Download Temporary Signs: FAQs (.pdf)

  • For other common property code violations, visit the Code Compliance link.

Temporary signs cannot to be placed on public property, such as city parks or any public structures. This includes traffic signs, utility poles and bus shelters.(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 11, 2016) — The City of Stillwater wants to remind residents about where temporary signs may be posted within city limits.
 
Temporary ground signs are signs not permanently attached to the ground and designed to be displayed for a limited period of time. Examples of these signs include campaign signs, real estate signs, garage sales signs, balloons, parking bumpers, and other similar freestanding sign or advertising device.
 
When using temporary signs, keep these rules in mind:

  • Oklahoma law does not allow for temporary signs along state highways' rights of way. This includes State Highway 51 (6th Avenue) and U.S. Highway 177 (Perkins Road), which run through Stillwater city limits. Rights of way includes the sidewalk and all the space between the sidewalk and the curb. Signs placed along state highways will be removed by City of Stillwater staff and dropped off at the City of Stillwater Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Road.

  • People cannot place temporary signs on private property without the property owners' permission. If someone does so without permission, the property owner can remove it.

  • Property owners can place temporary signs on the rights of way of his or her private property, unless it faces State Highway 51 or U.S. Highway 177.

For more information, contact the City of Stillwater Department of Development Services at 405-742-8220.

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