New Regulations for Temporary Signs
The City of Chino Hills’ newly-adopted Temporary Single Exhibition Event Sign Ordinance went into effect on Thursday, May 24. The Ordinance allows for limited temporary signs in limited portions of the public right-of-way for events such as real estate open houses, holiday open houses, or similar activities. A permit must be obtained before signs are placed. Permitted signs may be displayed during the event, and only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, observed Memorial Day and observed Veterans Day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Information is posted on the City website at www.chinohills.org/TempSigns to help applicants through the process of obtaining a no-fee permit. Permits may be obtained online or at the Community Development Department on the first floor at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive. Once approved, online applicants may print a 2” x 2” tag which must be adhered to the face of the sign. Non-permitted signs will be removed by Code Enforcement. After the program has been in place for a few months, the owners of non-permitted signs will be charged for each sign removed. The proposed charge is $36 and will be considered as part of the City’s update of the Fee Schedule.
Temporary signs in the public right-of-way must be associated with a Single Exhibition Event, which is defined as “a specific time when members of the public are invited to a private residential property within the City of Chino Hills for the purpose of socializing, viewing and/or engaging in sale or lease transactions, including, without limitation, events such as a real estate open house, holiday open house or similar activity.”
For additional information, please call (909) 364-2740.