Temporary Sign Regulations

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Help keep Lone Tree safe and beautiful. Temporary signs such as garage sale, open house, for sale, political, and directional signs are an important way of communicating, advertising, and directing people to events. The City has standards for temporary signs and their placement to protect public safety and reduce visual clutter.

  • Where and when temporary signs may be placed: On private property with permission from the property owner, and be maintained, clean and in good repair – may remain up for the duration of an event.
  • Where temporary signs may not be placed: On public property including within streets, medians, sidewalks, interstate ramps, parks, open spaces, and on utility poles.
  • Prohibited signs: Balloons, inflatable devices, advertising flags, flutter flags, pennants or spinners, inflatable signs, banners, and sail banners. Ground signs are prohibited in commercial areas.
  • Temporary signs in nonresidential areas: Please see Temporary Signs on Nonresidential Property brochure and permit for details about window signs, portable signs and banners.
  • Improperly placed signs: Are a zoning violation and can be confiscated and a penalty enforced.

For Apartments & Condos:

  • Each tenant in a multi-tenant building may use up to 50% of the window surface area per street frontage to display signs.
  • Building owners may erect one temporary sign per street frontage sized up to 32 square feet if single sided; 16 square feet if double-sided, limited to 6 feet in height.

For Single Family Residences:

  • May have up to 9 square feet of cumulative sign area per street frontage, limited to 6 feet in height.
  • Be sure to check with your homeowner’s association. They may have other requirements.
  • Although ground penetrating signs are prohibited on commercial property, they are allowed on single-family residential property.