Signage Rules

Coachella Valley Sign Ordinances by City / Municipality:

Each city or municipality in the Coachella Valley has its own individualized set of sign regulations, usually identified in the corresponding entity’s Municipal Code.

We have made an effort to compile regulations pertaining to Real Estate signage for Open House, For Rent/Lease, and For Sale signage.  While every effort has been made to aggregate information, this information is subject to change, and should be verified with the particular city or municipality in which the property is located.

Click the cities below to view the requirements that we’ve been able to locate.  Remember, these are provided at a snapshot in time for illustration purposes, and are subject to change.  The only way to be sure of the most current rules for your listing / open house is to check with the corresponding city or municipality:

Cathedral City


Desert Hot Springs

Indian Wells


La Quinta

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

Rancho Mirage

Here are some general guidelines pertaining to all parts of the Coachella Valley:

Signs are typically not allowed to be placed on public properties or right-of-ways unless specifically noted as an exception to the rules.

Requirements for sign dimensions vary by jurisdiction; typically most standard real estate signs comply with those requirements. Permits may be required for larger signage.

Typically agents are allowed one (1) For Sale/Lease sign per property, and when applicable one (1) Open House sign. Again, this can vary greatly by jurisdiction.

Most municipalities have set-back requirements for sign placement; generally requiring signs be at least five feet (sometimes more) back from the curb.

There is a great deal of variation in the regulations regarding off-site signage, such as Open House directional signs.  Check the local jurisdiction.
Cities will often confiscate offending signs but the rules regarding confiscation, recovery and associated fees or citations also vary greatly.



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