Yard Sale Sign Offenders Beware

Posted on: September 29, 2015

Mayor Johnny Magee wants citizens to be aware that the City of Laurel code enforcement officers will be on the lookout for violations of the city’s rummage/garage/yard sale sign regulations and will begin issuing citations effective immediately. The fine of the sign ordinance violation could cost you $100 or more. Sign regulation is the same in both residential and commercial districts. It is a violation for signs to be affixed to any trees, utility pole, traffic sign, fence or street marker on public right-of-way. Yard signs cannot be located on public property, including parks, and must be removed within 48 hours after the end of the sale. Ground-mounted signs are not to exceed eleven by seventeen inches (11” x 17”) in size. For more information or to find out more about what is allowed, please contact the city’s Inspection Department at 601.428.6438.