City of Mobile property maintenance officers will begin enforcement of the newly revised sign ordinance starting Wednesday.

The Mobile City Council voted last week to revise the sign ordinance to limit signs in the rights-of-way during the weekends only. Signs will be allowed in the rights-of-way beginning Friday at 4 p.m. until Monday at 8 a.m.

Property maintenance officers will confiscate all signs in the rights-of-way beginning on Monday mornings and will issue a ticket to the responsible parties. Violators of the new ordinance will be fined $25 per sign. Tickets can be paid online or by mail.

“While signs are useful advertising tools, it is important they are removed in a timely manner because they eventually become litter,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “If left unattended, they become eyesores in our major thoroughfares and end up in our precious waterways. To be a great city, we must be a clean city.”

Citizens can report illegal signs in the rights of way by calling 311.