Political Sign Removal Rules Outlined by City of Rock Springs

Political Sign Removal Rules Outlined by City of Rock Springs

Primary Election political signs for candidates who didn't advance to the General Election must come down by next Friday, August 28.

ROCK SPRINGS — Now that the Primary Election is over, the City of Rock Springs would like to remind all political candidates about the following regulations related to political signs:

1) The display of such signs shall be allowed in any zoning district and shall be limited to a period of 60 days immediately preceding any Primary, General, or Special Election to which they refer. The person, party, or parties responsible for the installation of any political sign shall be liable for the removal of the sign within ten (10) days after the Primary, General, or Special Election to which they refer. Please see the list below for specific deadlines.

Primary Election – Signs must be removed (unsuccessful candidates only) on August 28, 2020.
General Election – Signs may be erected on September 4, 2020
General Election – November 3, 2020.
General Election – All political signs must be removed by November 13, 2020.

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2) Total sign area per lot or parcel shall not exceed forty (40) square feet.
3) Signs may be freestanding, single or double faced and may be parallel or perpendicular to the street.
4) Signs located within 40 feet of a street intersection shall not exceed 30 inches in height.
5) No sign shall project beyond the property line of the parcel upon which it is erected.
6) No signs shall be located in any public street right-of-way. Any sign located in a public street right-of-way will be removed by the City of Rock Springs.
7) When signs are removed, any fence posts installed to support a sign need to be removed by the candidate as well. (We have numerous posts still littering our county/city which have
never been removed. They are hard to remove but the responsibility is that of the candidate not the city/county or landowner.)

For questions about the above-described regulations regarding the placement of political signs, please contact the City of Rock Springs Planning Division at (307) 352-1540.