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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Guidance for Political Campaign Signs During Election Season


Please remember the below guidance regarding political campaign signs during the election season.

  • Campaign signs may be posted no more than 70 days prior to an election.
  • Campaign signs should not interfere with regulatory signs and traffic control devices.
    • Signs cannot be placed in the Clear Vision Triangle, which extends 30 feet in each direction from the intersection corners.

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  • Those seeking election must get permission from private property owners prior to the placement of signs.
    • Failure to obtain permission may result in removal of the sign.
  • Signs are prohibited on property owned by the city, county, federal government and school districts.  
  • Signs placed within city right-of-way should not be placed within five feet of the edge of the roadway pavement or curb.
    • The City of Arden Hills is not responsible for damage to signs placed in the right-of-way.
    • Signs placed in Ramsey County or State of Minnesota right-of-way are subject to Ramsey County and State of Minnesota consent and regulations.
  • Do not attach signs to public utility poles, trees, street signs, stoplights, or fences.
  • If the city receives a complaint or finds a violation on city property or the right-of-way, the sign will be removed and stored at Arden Hills City Hall.
  • Candidates have 10 days following an election to remove signs, per state statute.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact city staff at 651-792-7800.

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