Why does Spearfish regulate signs and banners?
The purpose of Spearfish’s detailed sign requirements is to protect the uncluttered and unspoiled aesthetics of the area, while allowing for the need for identification of businesses and community activities. The sign ordinance protects the public from visual pollution and hazardous conditions that can result from commercial and private signs which are structurally unsafe, obscure the vision of motorists, create dangers to pedestrian traffic, or which compete or conflict with necessary traffic signals and warning signs.
What signs are regulated?
The sign regulations affect nearly all signs in the city of Spearfish, both private and business signs. The requirements pertain to those signs within the public right-of-way as well as on private property.
I am having a garage sale. What can I do to advertise it?
So that we can keep our city free from un-necessary visual clutter and also allow citizens to enjoy their garage sale activities, here are some guidelines to be followed when posting a garage sale sign:
Signs that do not comply with these guidelines will be removed without notice.
What types of signs regulations are there? (garage, real estate, commercial, etc.)
Do I need a permit to install or place a sign?
Yes, for certain types of signs. Any TYPE A temporary sign displayed for more than 14 days, and all permanent signs must apply for and obtain a permit before installing/placing the sign. TYPE A temporary signs are those signs such as: A frame, sandwich board, freestanding, etc. Click here for a TYPE A sign diagram.You may click here to submit a sign application.
Who do I call to get more information on the city sign regulations?
Call the Spearfish City Planner, Jayna Watson, at 717-1122