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Sign regulations for political signs
 
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
 
Check here for regulations affecting the placement of political signs.
 

Candidates for any elected office and campaign representatives must comply with the City's sign regulations. Sign permits are NOT required for political signs as they are for other temporary signs.

On private property

  • Place signs only with the permission from the property owner or resident.
  • In residential areas (including apartment complexes), signs cannot exceed three square feet in area per face.
  • In commercial or industrial areas, signs cannot exceed 32 square feet in area per face.
  • Signs cannot be placed where they interfere with intersection sight distances.
  • Signs may be displayed on a vehicle, provided they do not interfere with the ability to lawfully operate the vehicle. Vehicles used or designed for the primary purpose of displaying political signs while the car is parked are not allowed.
  • Signs are not allowed in the right of way, which includes the area extending about 11 feet from the back of the street curb and, if there is a sidewalk, at least one foot past the sidewalk. (See below for election exception.)
  • Property owners may remove any sign at any time that is on or adjacent to their property, including the right of way between a sidewalk and street.

On publicly owned land

  • Signs are prohibited in or adjacent to any public park, public facility or publicly-owned land.
  • Signs cannot be affixed to utility poles, tree, street lights, bridges, benches or similar public structures.

On city right of way during election:

City code prohibits the placement of non-governmental/traffic signs in the City right of way. However, Kansas Statute created an exception to allow the placement of political signs in the City right of way 45 days before and two days after an election. For the 2017 election season: Signs for the Nov. 7 general election may be posted in the City right of way September 23 through Novemeber 9.

Signs placed in city right of way pursuant to the Kansas Statute exception are subject to the following regulations:

  • Signs cannot exceed three square feet in area per face.
  • Signs greater than two feet in height cannot be placed in medians, or within 220 feet of any intersection or commercial driveway.
  • Signs are prohibited in or adjacent to any public park, public facility or publicly-owned land.
  • Signs shall not be placed at or adjacent to any active road construction sites. Construction crews or City employees will remove and dispose of any signs placed in these areas.
  • Signs cannot be affixed to utility poles, trees, street lights, bridges, benches or similar public structures.
  • Signs shall not be placed where they interfere with intersection sight distances.
  • Signs are prohibited in any part of a highway interchange.
  • Signs shall be removed from the right of way by either the candidate or the property owner by the end of the second day after the election.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Development at (913) 676-8360.

 
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