Article VII Sign Regulations § 240-61 (N) Temporary Signs on Public Property
The Town of Barnstable Building Department would like to advise its citizens of a recent policy change concerning the existing temporary signs on public property ordinance.
The department has reviewed and updated our guidelines as a result of the public’s expressed desire to maintain the quiet dignity and decorum of our memorial sites as well as to address safety concerns regarding motor vehicle traffic line of sight.
The revised policy includes restrictions on the number and placement of temporary signs on public property and a prohibition of temporary signs on memorial sites and traffic islands. This revision was carefully and purposefully crafted to balance the need of the community to publicize special non-profit events while preserving the integrity of the memorial sites and to ensure traffic safety in each of the seven villages of Barnstable.
As always, applicants seeking to install signs on public property will need to register their event with the Building Department prior to placement of signage.
Forms are available online at: https://www.ecode360.com/6559665 or they may be obtained at the Building Department located at the 200 Main Street building.
The Sign Ordinance online link may be found at https://www.ecode360.com/6559665 . Staff is available to answer questions or to assist applicants with the registration process and can be reached at 508-862-4038.