Tenafly Signs – a sign of the times?

Just recently, the Borough of Tenafly, NJ made a change to the sign ordinance. The new ordinance allows signs to be posted without permits in four locations around the city. However, there are limitations. If you put your Tenafly real estate up for sale, you want to know the signage rules.

When it comes to ordinances how often does the average citizen think about something as simple as a sign? Or at least when you think about a sign you think the ordinances would be simple – right?

In the Borough of Tenafly there is a whole chapter, Chapter XIV Signs*, delegated to explaining signage. Considering that governmental language can be difficult to understand, this ordinance is fairly easy to read. There is just a lot of sign defining:

  • Awning
  • Billboard
  • Bulletin sign
  • Canopy
  • Logo
  • Marquee
  • Obscene
  • Person
  • Political campaign sign
  • Real estate sign
  • Sign
  • Sign, attached or wall
  • Sign, freestanding
  • Sign, illuminated
  • Sign, nonconforming
  • Sign, suspended
  • Sign, temporary directional
  • Sign, window

Once you get past defining a sign you then have to determine if you need a permit. The Borough Construction Official, using Chapter 14-1.5, Signs Permits and Chapter 14-1.6, Sign Permit and Application Fees; explains what is required to post a sign and the cost, will determine if the permit will be issued. There is a great deal to learn about signage in Tenafly.

So to take advantage of the new ordinances it would behoove the Tenafly citizens to read Chapter XIV Signs*.

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130 Dean Drive
Tenafly, NJ 07670

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About tamirapaport

I have been a Tenafly Realtor for many years and continue to offer excellent service for my friends and clients. I have been fortunate to be the only realtor to achive Platinum Level Sales Award for 8 years in a row! (NJAR Circle of Excellence 2002-2009) and in 2008, I ranked #3 out of 3,900 Coldwell Banker agents throughout the entire state of New Jersey! I love my job and my committment shows. I am also a member of Coldwell Banker International President's Premier, the top 1% worldwide of the heighest sales ranking within the company. Awards are great recognition, but my clients will tell you I get the job done! I am multi-lingual and speak fluent Hebrew as well as English.
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1 Response to Tenafly Signs – a sign of the times?

  1. tamirapaport says:

    It seems nothing is simple any more! Garage sales are becoming less user-friendly! Thanks for the information!

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