Residents Encouraged to Report Neglected Signs

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 2:08 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY - City Council is asking citizens to report dilapidated roadside business signs to the City's Action Center.

Signs that are damaged, deteriorated, defaced, abandoned and illegible or no longer advertise the business on the property could be in violation of a recently updated ordinance. Under the ordinance, property owners have 30 days to bring dilapidated signs into compliance.

"Neglected signs are not only an eyesore, but they contribute to the deterioration of our business districts and neighborhoods," said Planning Director Russell Claus. "Removing these nuisances will go a long way to beautifying Oklahoma City."

To report a dilapidated sign, call the Action Center at 297-2535 or submit a request online. Customer service representatives will need the address of the dilapidated sign.