Temporary signs are prohibited from being displayed in the City Limits, except that one such sign may be displayed so long as it meets the following exception as described in Section 111.04 in the City of Easley Code of Ordinances . That section reads as follows: “It shall be unlawful for any person to display or exhibit any goods or wares of any kind whatsoever or signs of advertising on the sidewalks in the city except by merchants in front of their store. Items that are displayed or exhibited shall not be placed on the sidewalk except during normal hours of operation and a minimum of 4.5 feet walkway shall be left at all times. For the purposes of this section, the term “sidewalk” means only that space commonly used to walk upon.””
Section 4.1.02(3) of the Zoning Ordinances allows “one non-illuminated “for sale”, “for rent” or “for lease” sign not exceeding six (6) square feet in area in residential districts and twenty (20) square feet in other than residential districts and located at least ten (10) feet back from the street right-of-way line, unless attached to the front wall of a building”. One real estate sign is allowed on the property advertised. This sign does not need a permit.
Signs erected in connection with elections or political campaigns shall be removed within three (3) days following the election or conclusion of the campaign. No such sign may exceed sixteen (16) square feet in surface area. Signs shall not be placed in a road right-of-way. These signs do not need a permit.
It is illegal to place signs on the road/street right-of-ways. Telephone/utility poles/road signs are considered rights-of-way and private property.