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Political Signs: The 'Where' and 'How' of Posting Them

Post Date:02/29/2020 9:00 AM

Want to post signs on your property for candidates in the May 5 City Election? Here is some helpful information from the Zoning Office:

  • Political signs are temporary signs that may be posted for up to 90 days.
  • Political sign sizes:
    • Residential: 10 square feet 
    • Non-residential: 32 square feet 
    • Maximum size: five feet high
  • Signs may be placed 10 feet from property lines, or on a fence or wall.
  • One sign per street frontage allowed.
  • Remove signs shortly after the election.

Property owners who display the signs are not required to have permits.

However, candidates — or candidate organizations that distribute the signs — need permits from the Zoning Office on behalf of property owners displaying signs. Click here for a temporary sign permit.

Information: email, 703-385-7820