About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Sign posting is illegal except on private property

Please note that posting signage anywhere except on private property is illegal in Davidson County. The yard sale signs you see displayed on telephone poles and in other right-of-way areas are there illegally. Here's more advice from the Metropolitan Nashville Codes Department Property Standards Division:
  • Promptly remove small ground signs from your yard. These include those that advertise services and political signs.
  • Only post signs advertising a yard sale on your property, not on utility poles or on the right of way, that’s illegal.
  • Banners are temporary signs, and they require a permit.
  • Permanent signs have to be made of a rigid material, banners cannot be used as a permanent sign.
  • Grounds signs along the right of way are illegal. They can only be used on private property with the permission of the property owner.
  • Ground signs advertising real estate can only be posted on the property being offered for sale, not along the right of way, that’s illegal.
  • It is illegal to attach signs to utility poles, lamp poles or other structures.
  • Other than a political sign, anyone can remove ground signs from the right of way and signs attached to utility poles. Illegal signs on private property should be reported to Metro Codes.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:39 AM

    The "Open House" signs are a blight.