Sign Ordinances - Tustin

Temporary Off-Premises Real Estate Open House Signs in the Public Right-of-way

On April 3, 2018, the Tustin City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1483, which applies uniform standards to temporary off-premises commercial signs and temporary non-commercial signs in the public right-of-way. These new standards are consistent with a 2015 United States Supreme Court decision and are based on size, location, total number, posting duration, and placement, rather than sign content.

This following summarizes the new standards pertaining to temporary off-premises real estate open house signs in the public right-of-way.

  1. Maximum allowed sign size is 4 square feet.
  2. Maximum allowed height is 4 feet. Signs must be attached to the ground.
  3. Signs may only be placed 25-300 feet from a street intersection (see exhibit).
  4. A maximum of one sign per open house is allowed to abut any one property.
  5. A maximum of two signs per open house per street intersection.
  6. A sign may be posted only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. - Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  7. A maximum of 20 signs per open house may be posted throughout the City.
  8. Sign content may include business and real estate agent identification.
  9. Signs may be placed in the public parkway and tree wells, but not on sidewalks or in medians.
  10. Signs may not be affixed to any traffic signal, utility pole, traffic control device, or tree.
  11. The name, address, & phone number of the responsible party & the posting date must be on the back of the sign (no larger than 10 square inches).
For more information, click here. Sign Regulations - Chapter 9404