Sign Removal

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Traffic Sign Removal
Every year motorists are killed and injured in traffic accidents caused by the unauthorized removal of signs from public streets and roadways. These same accidents also cause thousands of dollars of property damage to vehicles involved. These types of needless accidents can be prevented by contacting the appropriate agency responsible for sign maintenance before removing signs.

The City of Bloomington would like you to be aware of our policy concerning the removal of any of our signs from public right of way. It is our policy that our City Maintenance forces will remove and replace, at no charge, any sign posted by the City of Bloomington on any street or public area under our jurisdiction. We require a minimum of two working days notice prior to the desired removal date.

Any private party removing any sign will be billed for the replacement costs associated with the reinstallation of the sign and may be charged with a violation of Section 11-311 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. The fine for a conviction of this violation is as follows: “Every person convicted of a violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of at least $250.00 in addition to any other penalties that may be imposed".

If a sign installation is in the way, or interferes with any of your company's construction projects, please contact the City of Bloomington Public Service Department at Phone 434-2220 to have this sign removed and replaced. Remember only City of Bloomington maintenance crews are authorized to perform sign work on public right of way.

Reports of signs knocked down or missing should be reported immediately as follows:


        7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Public Service Department - 434-2220

        5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Police Department - 820-8888

Weekends and Holidays

      Police Department - 820-8888