Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

HOAs . . . an AR member in fact took a local HOA to the mattresses and was instrumental in getting law changed - HOAs CANNOT prohibit real estate signs as long as they are no larger than 18 x 24 with one 6 inch rider.
I'm in county unincorporated but I am unaware that the cities nearby have prohibitions on signage - ALTHOUGH the STATE does on highways.

Mar 07, 2016 05:59 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, but many agents ignore them. The State has regulations, each county, city, and town has regulations. yes, and even some HOA's have them, and in some no signs of any kind are allowed. Communites enforce them, and will remove illegally posted signs.

Mar 07, 2016 06:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Beverly Hills, Aspen, some private clubs in Florida, Naples, Florida, and everywhere else we have worked, have many sign restrictions.  In BH you have to buy a permit for every sign including those in the windows, Aspen City restricts the size, private club will only allow sign for open house, Naples sized per HOA.  Brokerage have sign restrictions, and our BRE also has conditions for signage.  When developing a brand system, it is a headache, because you want the sign seen from a distance...A

Mar 07, 2016 04:48 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm afraid so!  They do have a size restriction.  f a directional sign or open house sign is used, it must only be in the yard of the home.  Not on corners or between the sidewalk and the curb, or you will be fined $25 per sign violation. 

Mar 07, 2016 10:45 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes we do. The building codes department will pick up signs and destroy them if they continue to be posted in the right of way.

Mar 07, 2016 10:09 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Our city has two small pickup trucks where zoning guys ride around town, pulling up for sale signs, get rich quick signs, credit repair signs, cheap dental insurance signs, etc. from City right-of-way and from the medians.

     Tallahassee has an un-official "grace period" from Friday after lunch until Monday after lunch, that is the time that Realtors put their Open House directional signs, and citizens put up yard sale signs.


Mar 07, 2016 08:16 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No city restrictions here, just some HOA restrictions on post signs.

Mar 07, 2016 07:40 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

The city only allows “normal” size signs but we have one HOA that will only allow tiny custom size signs. Big pain.

Mar 07, 2016 07:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Most areas don't have a restriction, but if you list along our highway, you have to have the sign out of the way of the snowplows, or the highway department will take it down.

Mar 07, 2016 07:13 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS Signs are not allowed on main thoroughfares. Other than that, there are HOA or condo restrictions.

Mar 07, 2016 07:07 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We live in an age-restricted community with an HOA Jeff Dowler CRS.  And yes, our town does have restrictions, on both size and locations of signage.  They used to enforce the restrictions a few years ago, but I don't see it happening currently. 

Mar 07, 2016 06:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Minot ND does not allow any signs on the boulevard.

Mar 07, 2016 06:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, many HOA's have restrictions.  And most are enforced.

Mar 07, 2016 06:30 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

We have a lot of HOA controlled neighborhoods that are strict on their enforcement including size, type and location of signage.  On the other hand, we have a lot of unregulated areas, especially highway intersections, where it looks like a trash dump.  The community as a whole is still mostly rural and generally unregulated. 

Mar 07, 2016 05:59 AM
Toronto, ON

I look at the overlapping jurisdictions for each location as multiple sets of rules may apply.

Mar 07, 2016 05:53 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Very strict.  Typ 6 max OH signs, certain size, brokerage name only. .These are city compliance ordinances

Many HOA can not post any. So I either put on the window or do not display any for sale sign.


Mar 07, 2016 05:22 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes we have restricitons and many subdivisions allow no signs at all.

Mar 07, 2016 05:17 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Erie and suburbs have no general restrictions but several subdivisions do not permit for salesigns including political signs.

Mar 07, 2016 04:57 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Yes we have several communities like that.  In a couple, you cannot display any signage at all except for the day(s) of the Open House or broker caravan and then signs are limited to a total of 5.  In one community in particular, no signs are allowed except for outside of the community (on Open House days only) and then one at the driveway.

Mar 07, 2016 04:55 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course. There are rules and rules and rules and ordinances and restrictions, right of ways and objections from all directions.

But if you know the enforcers go home at 3 pm on Friday not to reappear until Noon on Monday, would that change things?

In those communities sheltered behind the wall, guarded by gates and access codes with block after block of opulent monotony, these enforce their standards with great vigor. That also means they are more reliant on the local real estate agent to help in selling or buyer real estate than other communities. That works for me.

Mar 07, 2016 04:52 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes we do & they have guys that drive around & snatch your signs for the fun of it. They call you, warn you & you then fetch your signs in the dumpster area behind village hall .

Mar 07, 2016 04:47 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yes, our town has restrictions. Not sure how much they enforce them. We've never had a problem.

Sep 24, 2016 12:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, many municipalities have these rules, and they do let our open house signs be on the right of way, but no directional signs. 

Mar 08, 2016 10:48 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

We have a lot of HOA's and gated communities here that restrict the use and size/color of signs. They are strictly enforced by most HOAs here and removed if they are not to their specifications.

Mar 07, 2016 11:41 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes and the rules are enforced.

Mar 07, 2016 11:07 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Usually have to deal with regressive HOA rules.

Mar 07, 2016 10:20 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Mar 07, 2016 10:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. The city has strick regulations and they regularly pick up signs posted in public areas.

Mar 07, 2016 09:56 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Enforcement always happens in the communities around here and they all have different requirements!

Mar 07, 2016 08:56 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Some the small cities outside of Dallas do have various sign restrictions.

Mar 07, 2016 08:53 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not any more

Mar 07, 2016 08:43 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have not had any problems in town, but we do have problems along some state highways with our rural properties.

Mar 07, 2016 08:00 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Some of our smaller cities here do not allow any directional signs ever! Some don't allow balloons during opens. Some HOA, no signs at all.

Mar 07, 2016 06:43 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Yes! Big time!

Mar 07, 2016 06:05 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, some of our cities and HOAs have a very specific rules about signs and their size. Some do not allow any signs at all or require special permits.

Mar 07, 2016 05:22 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. The only time I deal with this issue is when I'm looking to purchase a property to flip, will usually stay away from anywhere I can't do signage.

Mar 07, 2016 04:41 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, Princeville does not allow any signage other than temporary signs for open houses.

Mar 07, 2016 04:11 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS - most of the communities allow signs. Though most condo associations allow only open house signs.

Mar 07, 2016 03:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes.  Some areas we can't have signs at all due to HOA, not even inside the home in the window.  And in election years the rules seem to be inforced more.

Mar 07, 2016 12:00 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Some high end neighborhoods have restrictions, and a few HOA's  

Mar 07, 2016 11:18 AM