Open House Signage Regulations
Did you know… the City of Scottsdale has a zoning ordinance that addresses "Open House" signage placement? The city requests that all residents and business owners adhere to the following signage placement tips and city zoning requirements:
Tips for "open house" signage placement
- Unacceptable Placement:
"Within a median or island " On the sidewalk " On poles or traffic control devices " In landscaped areas located between the sidewalk and street " Within 15 feet of the street pavement edge.
- Acceptable Placement:
"Placing up to four (4) signs per property, on the property site and off of public sidewalks"
The following is an abbreviated version of the Scottsdale Revised Code on off-premise, open house, and directional signage placement. (Article VIII. Sec. 8.605. Appendix B).
- Open house directional signs shall be used to direct traffic to a residence for sale, and may be incorporated as a part of the subdivision directional allowed in Section 8.604.
- Such sign shall be used only when a sales person or homeowner or homeowner's agent is present during the time of the open house.
- The maximum number of such signs for each residence for sale shall be four (4) signs.
- The maximum area of each such sign shall be four (4) square feet.
- The maximum height of such sign shall be three (3) feet.
- Such sign shall not be illuminated.
- Such sign shall not be placed in any right-of-way.
- Such sign shall not be placed so as to create a traffic hazard.
* NOTE: Right-of-way distances may vary based on the street design and width. The actual right-of-way for a specific street can be confirmed by viewing the city's digital maps online. Signs found in the right-of-way or placed in a hazardous manner can be removed by Code Enforcement without prior notice.
(See: Ord. No. 2260, 2, 7-18-89; Ord. No. 2278, 2-20-90; Ord. No. 3515, 1, 6-17-03)
For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Hotline at (480) 312-2546.