In Philadelphia City Code under Title 10 Ch. 10-1200, the City
says this, in plain English, that just about anyone can understand:
§ 10-1202. Prohibited Conduct.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), no person shall post any sign on any:
(1) utility pole;
(3) traffic or parking sign or device, including any post to which such sign or device is attached;
(4) historical marker; or
(5) City-owned tree or tree in the public right-of-way.
(b) A person may post a sign on a streetlight provided the sign complies with the
requirements of the Banner Program, as defined by regulations promulgated
by the Department of Streets.
If you’re wondering what part (b) is referring to,
these are public neighborhood and holiday banners that are a permanent feature
of many Philadelphia neighborhoods, like Mayfair, Germantown, Center City, etc.
and are used to beautify the streetscape as well as serve as a reminder to those
passing through that the neighborhood is well cared-for.
If this doesn't convince you, then read the very lengthy
Controller's Report on this very subject.
See a bandit sign that bugs you? Report it!