On December 12, 2023, the City Council amended City Code 1001.20, Subd 6, prohibiting signs in the city right-of-way (ROW), and prohibiting off-premises signs in residential districts.  The depth of right-of-way varies depending on the road.  Generally, signs should be placed 15’ or more behind the curb or edge of road.  A notice was emailed to area builders in January 2024.  An article was included in the Dayton Communicator in March 2024.  

What does this mean?
On Monday June 10th, the City started to remove signs from the ROW.  Signs will be stored at City Hall as space permits, or after a certain period after which unclaimed signs will be discarded.  Signs that have been removed by the City are stored at City Hall and can be picked up Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – noon.

What signs does this apply to?
All temporary signs in the right-of-way.  Additionally, signs larger than 32 sq ft, and off-premise signs such as signs advertising “Development ABC” that is not on the same property as the development.  Illegal off-premise signs outside of the ROW will not be removed by the City.  These are zoning violations.  Enforcement action will be taken against the land owner (not the sign owner).

Right of Way Sign Ordinance