REMINDERS ON ELECTION SIGN PLACEMENT
October 12, 2012 – With the November 6 General Election only a
few weeks away, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of regulations
regarding election sign placement.
- Election signs may be placed on private property only.
- Signs may not be placed in the public right-of-way (the area
between the sidewalk and curb, and all roadways), or on City property,
such as parks, City-owned lots, and other property.
- Election signs on residential property may be a maximum total size
of 32 square feet with a maximum height of five feet.
- Permits are not required for election signs.
- Before placing any signs on
private property other than your own, you must get the property owner’s
- At intersection corners, signs must be placed no closer than 20
feet from the sign to the sidewalk’s edge to avoid visual
obstruction. If there is no
sidewalk at an intersection corner, signs must be placed at least 35 feet
from the curb.
- Political signs must be removed by Tuesday, November 20 or 14 days
after the election.
Signs in violation
of Article 8 of the City’s zoning ordinance will be removed and available for
pick-up at Midland City Hall.
A civil infraction
citation may be issued for any violations of the above requirements. First
offenses result in a $50 fine; the second offense would be a $250 fine; and the
third and subsequent offenses would cost $500 for each day that signs are in
violation of the City ordinance.
information, contact the City Building Department at 989-837-3383.