Signage FAQ's



Putting up an “Open House” sign or “For Sale” sign?  Here is a friendly reminder of the rules within the South County.

Remember… it’s always important to be a respectful neighbor!  Place your signs in a way that does not obstruct visibility, pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

 

 

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

 

“Open House” Signs

  • Five (5) off-site open house signs allowed
  • Each sign may be up to three (3) square feet
  • The height of each sign cannot exceed three (3) feet (includes supporting structure)
  • Off-site open house signs may be erected within the public right-of-way (parkway) if the signs:

o   Do not obstruct or create a hazard to pedestrians or vehicular traffic

o   Are not placed on vehicles

o   Are not placed in street medians

o   Do not have decorative attachments (i.e. balloons, streamers, etc.)

“For Sale” Signs

  • One (1) for sale sign allowed on each street frontage
  • Each sign may be up to four(4) square feet
  • The height of each sign cannot exceed six (6) feet from the ground
  • Signs are not permitted in the right-of-way (parkway) unless there is NO other location on the property.  If a sign is posted in the right-of-way it is subject to all the rules and regulations of the City of Santa Barbara which states signs in the right-of-way are prohibited. 

 

 

CITY OF GOLETA

“For Sale” Signs

  • One temporary, on-premise, unlighted sign not exceeding six square feet in sign area

“Open House” Signs

  • Do not obstruct or create a hazard to pedestrians or vehicular traffic

 

CITY OF CARPINTERIA

“For Sale” Signs

  • Signs for real estate sales purposes, or signs denoting the architect, engineer or contractor, when placed upon the property for sale or work under construction, and not collectively exceeding sixteen square feet in area

“Open House” Signs

  • Do not obstruct or create a hazard to pedestrians or vehicular traffic

 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

“For Sale” Signs

  • One temporary, on-premise, unlighted sign not exceeding six square feet in sign area

“Open House” Signs

  • Do not obstruct or create a hazard to pedestrians or vehicular traffic

 

STATE ROADS (CALTRANS)

Caltrans will remove any and all signs on the public right-of-way. 

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