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Prohibited Signs

Except for a few exceptions, the following signs and sign locations are prohibited:

  • Placed within the right-of-way
  • Attached to or placed on any existing permanent sign
  • Placed on or over any sidewalk, street, or alley
  • Signs that extend into or over any public sidewalk, street, or alley
  • Fastened to any street light, road sign, traffic signal, or utility pole

  • Obstructing any street, sidewalk, driveway, parking space, or path
  • Obscuring the vision of motorists
  • Rooftop signs
  • Vehicle signs
  • Off-premise signs


Please note that this website provides general sign and sign permit information that applies to most, but not all, businesses and zoning districts. Contact the Planning Division regarding permittable signage that is avaliable, or visit our Signs Requiring a Permit page or Common Sign Permit Questions page for more information.

For your convenience, please use our online complaint form or myAvondale smartphone app to report a suspected code violation. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.