The City of Mesquite has a program to eliminate the placement of illegal bandit signs in the community, and is asking the public to help remove them. Small advertisement signs placed in public rights-of-way and on utility or traffic control poles are considered bandit signs. It is illegal to place a bandit sign in public rights-of-way, which is the area of street, median and sidewalk between utility poles.
However, with the permission of the property owner, it is legal to place a sign on private property. This includes a private residence, a business, a school or a park. If the public is unsure about a sign, call Environmental Code at 972-216-6276 or submit a question here.
Watch the NBCDFW.com story Mesquite Wants Citizens to Tear Down Bandit Signs.