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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Guidance for Political Campaign Signs During Election Season


With the August primary just around the corner and the November general election on the horizon, please remember the below guidance regarding political campaign signs during the election season.

  • 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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