City of Flagstaff Sign-Free Zones

The City of Flagstaff Sign Code prohibits political (and other) signs in many places candidates might like to post them. If they are placed in the wrong spot, the city will remove them. If you think any sign is in violation, the person to contact is Reggie Eccleston, Code Enforcement Manager:

928-213-2147
reccleston@flagstaffaz.gov

Also, there are limits on the amount of space signs can take up on residential and commercial properties.

The Sign Free Zone map depicts streets where the City may remove portable signs placed within the public right-of-way. The Sign Free Zone is limited to the public rights-of-way. Private property owners may place signs on their own property or give others permission to do so subject to the space limitations of the Sign Code. Commercial properties may have up to 24 square feet of portable signage and residential properties may have up to 16 square feet of portable signage.

Portable Sign Reference Guide

  • Temporary signs are now classified as Portable Signs
  • A portable sign is capable of being moved and is not attached to a building or permanent sign
    structure
  • Types of portable signs include A-frames, post signs, feather banners and similar signs that are
    easily movable
  •  Portable signs may include commercial (advertising an on-site business) or non-commercial
    (campaign sign) speech
  • Portable signs are not permitted in public right-of-way or on City-owned property
  • Commercial properties may have up to 24 square feet of portable signage, this includes political
    signs
  • Residential properties may have up to 16 square feet of portable signage, this includes political
    signs
  •  Campaign signs are now classified and regulated as portable signs
  • There is no time limit on how long portable signs may be displayed, except for temporary
    banners
  • Temporary banners are permitted for 30 days per calendar year and require a sign permit

For more information on the sign code contact (928) 213-2611

As amended by Ordinance 2016-22 adopted June 21, 2016.
For questions and more information on the City Sign Code, you may contact Planning and Development Services at
(928) 213-2611