PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Across the Valley, you’ve probably seen missing poster signs for cats, dogs and other things like taxes or "we’ll buy your home."

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But those signs could end up hitting your pocketbook. Why? because the City of Phoenix considers any unapproved or homemade posters on utility poles and other City property as blight.

So, what’s considered blight? The rules on the books in Phoenix say anything taped, stapled, glued or tied to City property is illegal.

It’s no different than tagging or posting stickers on City property or vandalizing a mural.

On the City website it reads: “The purpose of the Sign Ordinance is to provide fair, comprehensive, and enforceable regulations that will foster a good visual environment for Phoenix.”

There is a solution: Get a permit from the City or rely on internet companies to get the word out about their products.

More info:

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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(5) comments


Simply pay the city council and they will be more than happy to approve any signs. that is all they really care about

Chuck Baker

I can see how a sign promoting a business would be blight. But signs asking for help finding missing pets or missing children are certainly forgivable - even if illegal.


Why don't you do some real work like posting license plates of idiots running red lights or something useful for a petty old biddy.


You just go around looking to be petty don't you?


Sounds kinda like you.

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