A snipe sign is a sign made on any material and attached to any object and having no application to the premises where located. These signs tend to be found along major roads and are not allowed within the City of Charleston.
Municipal Code states "It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly authorize or employ any person to cause the erecting, posting, plastering, painting, gluing, writing, drawing, chalking, stamping, sticking, printing, nailing, stapling, tacking, or attaching or affixing by any means whatsoever of any handbill, poster, card, notice, marker, placard, bumper sticker, gummed label, sign, advertisement, inscription, figure, mark, symbol, lettering, name, sticker or any other material not exempt pursuant to the subsection 21-87(c) herein upon any public sidewalk, building, curb, gutter, wall, flagstone, tree, lamp post, awning post, telegraph pole, telephone pole, public utility pole, public garage bin, bus shelter, bridge [abutment], highway fence, barrel, box, parking meter, mailbox, traffic [signal] control device, traffic stanchion, traffic sign (including pole), tree box, tree pit protection device, bench, traffic barrier, hydrant, public pay telephone, picnic tables, playground equipment, or any other public property or on private property except by permission of the owner or authorized agent of the owner of such property"
Basically, snipe signs make our roadways look bad and they are not allowed. If you would like to report snipe signs please call the Livability Court at 805-3226.