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Residential Signs

Illegal sings in the right-of-wayThe Code of Miami-Dade County prohibits any person to erect any sign within the limits of any County right-of-way (Sec. 2-103.15 of the Code of Miami-Dade County).

Chapter 33 of the Miami-Dade County Code regulates signs on private property.

The right-of-way includes, but is not limited to, all roadsides, sidewalks, utility poles, and highway median strips.  In other words, all roads and the land immediately next to them are considered rights-of-way unless they are in privately-owned developments where the land is not dedicated to Miami-Dade County.

Signs create visual obstructions for motorists and are a form of pollution. In an effort to maintain and improve the quality and look of your community, officers of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources regularly patrol your area to ensure compliance with county rules and regulations.

Any person who places a sign in the right-of-way shall be subject to an immediate fine in the form of a civil citation. Garage sale signs are the most commonly found and cited.  

Fines for Illegal Signs
Description of Offense
Fine
Illegal signs in right-of-way which penetrate or injure a tree, first offense
$50
Illegal signs in right-of-way which penetrate or injure a tree, second offense
$200
Illegal signs in right-of-way which penetrate or injure a tree, third or subsequent offense
$500
Illegal signs in right-of-way equal to or less than 22 x 28 inches overall secured by any non-adhesive means including but not limited to a stake, metal rod, rope, nails, thumb tacks, bricks, or boulders in the right-of-way
$50
Illegal signs in right-of-way equal to or less than 22 x 28 inches overall secured with any adhesive type of material including but not limited to material such as tape, glue, duct tape, or paste
$50
Illegal signs in right-of-way of a size greater than 22 x 28 inches overall regardless of sign material or method of posting or attachment
$150
Illegal banners, pennants or streamers in the right-of-way
$200
Failure of sign retailer to post advisory notice
$500

 

To report any potential problems, please call 3-1-1 or report a property via email to 311@miamidade.gov

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