On-, Off-Premise Sign Distinction Questions Remain

On-, Off-Premise Sign Distinction Questions Remain

Jan 03, 2019

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Co-author, Colorado Real Estate Journal, January 2019

As we discussed in our October 2018 article in Property Management Quarterly, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert held that local sign codes must be content neutral. This means that an enforcement officer should not have to read the sign to determine the type and which sign code provisions apply. Because the facts of Reed concerned temporary directional signs put up by a church – i.e., with a noncommercial focus – Reed does not expressly mandate that content neutrality apply to commercial signs.

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