The CNMI Zoning Office is advising the public that the zoning law contains requirements regarding signs, and banners for business establishments as well as community, personal, and political events and therefore encourages all owners to apply for and obtain the appropriate permits.
Such requirements include the specific timelines for temporary usage, allowable distance from the public right-of-way, intersection clearance for safe vehicular/ pedestrian view, or the permanent removal of any damaged signs.
Due to the growing number of violations, the Zoning Office is announcing a deadline of Sept. 4, 2010 for owners to bring their business, personal, or political signs and banners into compliance with the law. The office further advises that failure to do so may result in the imposition of up to $1,000 per day up until the day that such violation is corrected.
The Zoning Office encourages the public and business community to visit their website at www.zoning.gov.mp or office on the 22nd Floor of Joeten Dandan building to learn more about the requirements for signs and banners.