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Old 08-09-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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We live on a corner lot. Came home to find out one of our neighbors put a sign in our yard. I would not care if it was for a yard sale or something but this was for a paving company that they own. They did not ask me.

Does the city own any part of my yard or can I just remove it? Any rules or laws against advertising signs in peoples yard?

Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Someone gave you a free sign? That's nice of them. If you remove it, then perhaps you'll get another free sign!
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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It could be a prank however, counties where I live in SE Florida own a portion of frontage of everyones home. The owner takes care of it but it is owned by the city.

I am not sure if that is your case but if a sign was in front of my home I would remove the sign and place it flat on the rightful owners lawn...
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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Pull it out and stick it in their yard. If it reappears - trash it. Also be aware that if you are in an HOA they might not allow signs with the exception of real estate signs (like my HOA) and you would be the one to get a letter.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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They cannot put it there even if it is in the right of way the city owns. The only thing that can go there are real estate, yard sale, directional type, etc signs. Even those have to be put up Thurs afternoon and taken down by Sunday.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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WTH is wrong with people? I'd just pick it up and put it back on their lawn or throw it away. Are you friendly with these people? Can you get your driveway paved for free?
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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To my knowledge, there is nothing that would allow them to do that. City R/W or not, that is not acceptable.

Since you're on a corner, it is possible that they thought it was an open space (HOA Owned) lot, but that is still a little bizarre. If you are friendly with them, I would remove it and put in on their property. If not, throw it in the trash...
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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Get up 4am, and chuck it. If it reappears, do it again. I personally HATE "public" signs. They are EVERYWHERE in my old neighborhood (trees, lamp posts, mailboxes, grass, stop sign posts, etc).
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Take it down and if they want to put it up again then I would charge them an advertisement fee.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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I would be really mad if someone put up a sign in my yard without asking.
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