The City of Cape Town wishes to remind all property marketing agents and auctioneers that, from 1 July 2012, they will again be required to register individually with the City for permission to display property marketing boards and directional signage on City-owned property.
For the 2012/2013 financial year, each agent will be required to pay an annual application fee of R698.80 and a display fee of R835.70 (including VAT) for their six permit stickers for the 2012/2013 municipal financial year.
Upon application, the City will issue six permit stickers per agent for the year, thus limiting the number of directional ‘show house’ signs allowed on City-owned property. During the past year, directional boards found with photocopied or counterfeit permit stickers were removed. The by-law does, however, make provision for the withdrawal of permits and the City will prosecute any agent or auctioneer who uses fraudulent stickers.
Each sticker, which is uniquely numbered, must be displayed on any directional board for the duration of the year. Faded or damaged stickers will be replaced at no cost on production of the originals.
The standard conditions for directional boards still apply. Signs displayed on the private property being marketed, and not exceeding 0.3m², will not require permit stickers.
Agents can apply and obtain their six permit stickers at the following offices:
- Cape Town– Media City, 2nd Floor, cnr Hertzog Boulevard and Heerengracht, Cape Town
- South Peninsula – Plessey Building, 3 Victoria Road, cnr Main Road, Plumstead
- Kraaifontein – Civic Centre, Brighton Road, Kraaifontein
- Helderberg – cnr Fagan Street and Main Road, Strand
- Blaauwberg– Milnerton Civic Centre, 87 Pienaar Road, Milnerton
- Parow – Civic Centre, cnrVoortrekker Road and Tallent Street, Parow
- Athlone – Ledger House cnr Aden and George Street, Athlone
- Khayelitsha- Stocks and Stocks Building – Ntlakhohlaza Street
Registration forms are available at all municipal offices. For electronic copies, please e-mail Shanaaz.Chetty@capetown.gov.za or phone 021 400 6611.
Notwithstanding the afore-mentioned, the City is prepared to grant an extension until 31 July 2012 so that estate agents and auctioneers can submit their applications and pay their permit sticker fees.
However, this extension comes with a caution that directional boards may only be displayed if they have original permit stickers attached, and they must still comply with all of the by-law rules for display during the extension period. Enforcement for all contraventions will still be enforced and charged for.