Campaign Sign Rules

Published on
December 21, 2022

Dear Candidates and Supporters,

Campaign season is upon us. Please take a moment to review the rules regarding signs on District property (which includes easements and rights-of-way).

  1. On July 8, 2021 the Board passed Resolution 21/22-02 amending the previous policy regulating temporary signs on District property
  2. Upon passage, the provision permitting campaign signs in designated areas of District property was removed

 

Please make sure that any campaign signs placed by you or on your behalf are on private property and not in the District rights-of-way. On most roads, the general rule of thumb is to use utility poles as your guide as they are usually at the inside edge of the right-of-way. If your signs are placed between the utility pole and the edge of pavement, they are encroaching on District property. On roadsides without utility poles, the rights-of-way are generally 30 feet from the edge of pavement along major roads (Cumberland, Lower Valley, Bear Valley Road), 15-20’feet on feeder roads (Skyline, Deertrail, Pinedale) and 10-12 feet on smaller roads.

 

We won’t be taking a tape measure out to check compliance, but any signs obviously encroaching will be removed. If your signs are removed, you can retrieve them the following business day at the District office between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. If possible and as time permits, the candidate will be contacted.

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