"We tell our officers to remove the signs during their down time," explains Sal Ruggiero, manager of the Neighborhood Enhancement Division manager, often referred to as code enforcement.
He says they can only charge $5 per sign removal, as a "removal fee" and can charge offenders up to $75 per location to repeat offenders, if they can track them down.
Ruggiero says tracking down offenders isn't as easy as it sounds, just because a number is listed on the sign, and that's why he says community involvement is so important.
He adds that the West Tampa community does not experience the problem more than any other in Tampa.
You can report signs if you see them on the city's website.