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Election signs must be placed outside public right-of-way

SEGUIN, Texas – With just a few weeks left before Election Day, political signs can be seen all over town. It’s a popular way for campaigns to keep their candidate in the forefront of voters’ minds as they head to the polls. However, like all signs, there are rules regulating where they can be placed.

“All signs must be on private property with the permission of the owner, of course. If they are found on the public right-of-way, city staff will collect them,” said Morgan Ash, Public Information Officer.

The city will keep the political signs at the Mulch Pile located at 634 Fred Byrd Drive in Seguin for a very limited time of three days. If the signs are not picked up within this time frame, they will be disposed of due to lack of space for storing them. The mulch pile is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.

As defined in the city’s Zoning ordinance, No. 884, the public right-of-way is defined as “A strip of land used or intended to be used, wholly or in part, as a public street, alley, crosswalk way, sidewalk or drainage way.” Although right-of-ways vary throughout the city, when determining the appropriate place for a sign remember if there is a sidewalk or utility pole along the street, the political sign should be placed behind them. 

If you have questions, please call the city’s Planning/Codes department at 830-386-2505. ###

Posted by: Morgan Ash