The purpose of Spearfish’s detailed sign requirements is to protect the uncluttered and unspoiled aesthetics of the area, while allowing for the need for identification of businesses and community activities. The sign ordinance protects the public from visual pollution and hazardous conditions that can result from commercial and private signs which are structurally unsafe, obscure the vision of motorists, create dangers to pedestrian traffic, or which compete or conflict with necessary traffic signals and warning signs.
Dependent on Location
The type, size, and number of signs that you are allowed to display varies depending on the zoning of where it is placed.
City Sign Ordinance
View the City Sign Ordinance.
Updated Temporary Signage
In January 2020, a new sign ordinance was adopted that changed how temporary signs are regulated. Access the updated ordinance here Updated Sign Ordinance