Political Signs May Be Posted, Know the Guidelines

Political signs are being posted around the Starke County and surrounding areas but candidates need to follow the guidelines of the state and local laws to make sure the signs are being properly placed.

Political signs may not be posted on a highway right-of-way, utility poles, or any person’s property without the property owner’s permission. Placing political signs with the approval of the property owner may be subject to local zoning regulations. If a sign is placed in a highway right-of-way, INDOT crews will remove the sign and you may retrieve it at the nearest INDOT facility.

The city of Knox permits political signs to be erected 90 days prior to the primary and/or general election. All such signs, posters, and other outdoor advertisements must be removed no later than seven days after the election.

In addition, no signs can be placed on any tree, parkway, alley, public street, easement or road right-of-way.

If a violation is found, the candidate or organization shall be notified in writing of the violation. If any violation is not corrected within three days after notification by the zoning administrator, then a fine of $25.00 per day shall be assessed the candidate or organization for each sign not removed after notification by the zoning administrator.

The Town of North Judson requires that you only place political signs on private property with permission. Signs will not be permitted on poles, posts, trees, stakes, or other town right-of-way.

The Town of Hamlet follows state code.