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Signs of the Times

Todd PittengerOctober 3, 2020

They are a sign of the times, and they are popping up all over town. Numerous signs supporting various political candidates have been placed in yards and businesses across Salina.

According to the City of Salina, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to putting up a sign.

The following are regulations regarding signs:

Placement of temporary signs during an election season  is allowed 45 days prior to and seven days following Election Day.

Single-Family Residential Lots

  • On private property – an unlimited number of election signs may be placed, but no sign may exceed 8 sq. ft.
  • On public right-of-way, abutting your own property – an unlimited number of signs may be placed, but no sign may exceed 8 sq. ft. in size.

Apartment Complexes, Nursing Homes, Commercial and Industrial Lots

  • On private property – up to two signs may be placed, 32 sq. ft. in size, and an unlimited number of signs 8 sq. ft. or less.
  • On public right-of-way – an unlimited number of signs may be placed, but no individual sign may exceed 8 sq. ft. in size.

Right-of-Way Information

  • No sign in the right-of-way may exceed 8 sq. ft., regardless of abutting zoning or use.
  • No sign in the right-of-way may be located in a vision clearance triangle or obstruct visibility at an intersection.
  • Signs may only be placed in the right-of-way by the property owner abutting the right-of-way or with the permission of the abutting owner. Signs cannot be placed in street medians, or in the right-of-way abutting parks or recreation facilities.
  • Signs may not be placed on utility poles, street light poles, benches or trees in the public right-of-way.

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