City of Alma Code of Ordinances
Section 60-237 Exempt Signs
The following signs are specifically exempt from the sign permit requirements, but are subject to
the following regulations and standards:
Political signs. Temporary political campaign signs announcing candidates seeking public political office and other election issues pertinent thereto shall be permitted up to a total area of eight square feet for each sign in a residential zone and 32 square feet in a commercial or industrial zone. These signs shall be confined within private property and shall not encroach into the visibility triangle at street intersections. These signs may be displayed 60 days prior to and seven days after the election for which intended.
Garage Sale Signs: Provided that the signs comply with the following regulations:
1. A garage sale sign will be allowed between the curb and sidewalk only in front of the dwelling
where the sale is taking place.
2. Garage sale signs may be allowed behind the sidewalk or property line with permission of the
3. The sign shall not exceed eight square feet in area and in no way obstruct the vision of vehicle
4. The signs shall not be attached to any tree or utility pole in the road right-of-way.
5. All signs shall be removed immediately upon closing of garage sale.
6. Any signs found in the road right-of-way or in violation of any of the above will be removed
Real estate signs.: Real estate signs in residential districts, which are freestanding (such as lawn signs) or wall-mounted signs offering an open house on the premises or offering the premises on which they are located "for sale" or "for rent," provided that there shall not be more than one such sign per parcel, except that on a corner parcel two signs, one facing each street, shall be permitted. Such signs in residential districts shall not exceed eight square feet in area, and no freestanding sign shall project higher than six feet above normal grade. Such signs shall be removed within 15 days after sale or rental of a property. Signage is not allowed in public right of way. Real estate signs in nonresidential districts, which are freestanding or wall-mounted signs offering the premises on which they are located "for sale" or "for rent," provided that there shall not be more than one such sign per parcel, except that on a corner parcel two signs, one facing each street, shall be permitted. Such signs in nonresidential districts shall not exceed 32 square feet in area per side. No freestanding real estate sign shall project higher than eight feet above normal grade, and shall be setback a minimum of ten feet from the property line. No wall mounted real estate sign shall be higher than ten feet above average grade. Such signs shall be removed within 30 days after sale or lease of a property, or in the case of rental property, 30 days after final occupancy has been issued to the entire development.
Yard Sale Regulations
City of Alma Code of Ordinances
Section 60-182 Yard Sales
The sale of goods on a residential parcel owned by the owner or occupant of the principal dwelling,
anywhere on the lot or parcel of land is permitted, provided that the duration of such sales shall not be for more than three (3) days at any one (1) time and such sales shall not occur more than two (2) times each calendar year.