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My state laws on posting "No Trespassing" signs

Willow Beach, AZ |

In Mohave County, AZ, what are the laws regarding posting no trespassing signs on my acre private property, ie; how large of sign, what colors, how far apart posted, etc.?

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You may want to contact your county sheriff's office or local police department to see if they have a program to enforce no trespassing on your behalf. Here in Phoenix, business and land owners can sign a form with the city giving the police the authority to enforce no trespassing bans without you being present at the property. If they do have such a program, they can assist with proper signage, but as far as I know there isn't a requirement for size of sign, color, or placement. I think the signs just need to be conspicuously placed so that a trespasser can't act like he didn't see it.

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