POLITICAL SIGNS ON COUNTY ROADS
STATEMENT OF POLICY
State law reserves state highway rights of way for public use only and it DOES NOT allow the erection or placing of private or political signs.
Political signs will be allowed on county roads as long as they are not placed at stop signs, intersections, hills, curves, railroad crossings, etc. and as long as they do not interfere with or cause a hazard to traffic or hinder any clear vision area. Permission must be obtained from all property owners prior to the installation of any signs in the county right-of-way.
Any signs placed in the county right-of-way must be placed at least 20’ behind the white line or edge of the road.
Any signs that are found to be in violation and are taken down by county crews will be stored for seven (7) days after which they will be disposed of.
After elections, it is the responsibility of each political candidate and party to remove all signs that have been erected in the right-of way within ten (10) days.
STATE TRUNKLINE GUIDELINES (US-10 and M-37)
- For safety, temporary signs must conform to state regulations for placement.
- Signs are not allowed within clear vision areas at intersections or commercial driveways.
- Signs must be placed more than 30 feet from the edge of the roadway (or from the white line along the edge) on highways without barrier-type curbs.
- On highways with barrier curbs, signs must be more than 3 feet from the back of the curb.