North Bergen, NJ asked in Communications Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio

Q: Do I have the right to remove an advertising sign placed on my property, also on the public right-of-way (Ohio)?

I live in Defiance county, in a township outside of the city limits. A business placed a sign near the road, but still on my property, advertising their services in an attempt to get customers. I don't want my property used for advertising, but do I personally have a right to remove and dispose of the sign—considering that it's probably also on the public right-of-way or easement? I called the sheriff about it, but they didn't do anything. The sign appears very cheap and poorly placed so liability for its actual expense would probably be minimal. May I legally prohibit businesses from advertising on my property in this manner?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Contact the business and tell them to remove the sign. If they don't, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and contact them on your behalf, or advise you of your options.

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