City Reminding Community of Sign Ordinance

Officials with the City of Wheeling want to remind the community of an ordinance that prohibits any type of signage in the right-of-ways within city limits.

Director of Building & Planning BJ Delbert said the ordinance was passed by City Council in April of 2020, with the goal of decreasing the blight to which signs contribute. Oftentimes, signs put in right-of-ways are unmanaged and forgotten about after the events they were advertising have concluded.

“It seems as though the public has abided by the ordinance. However, there is always an increase in signage during election season. We are asking for the public’s cooperation to help eliminate urban blight caused by temporary signage in the right-of-way,” she said.

Delbert said signs in the right-of-ways will be removed by city crews when they are discovered and will be held for 10 days. If they are not claimed within that time frame, the signs will then be discarded. Delbert noted that signs placed on or relocated to private property should only be done so with the property owner’s permission.

Those who need to coordinate sign pickup should contact the Building & Planning Department at (304) 234-3601.

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