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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Political Sign Regulations

Political/Election signs are considered Temporary Non-Commercial Speech signs per the City of Chardon Codified Ordinances.

The time, place, and manner in which temporary non-commercial speech signs can be displayed are as follows:

  • Temporary Signs in Residential Districts (Section 1129.13 (c)(1)(d)):
    • Additional temporary non-commercial signs for up to thirty (30) days prior to the day absentee ballots are available or the day early voting is permitted, whichever comes first, for a general, primary, or special election are not limited by the number of signs. No individual sign may be larger than 16 sq. ft. and 6 feet in height.
  • Temporary Signs in Non-Residential Districts (Section 1129.13 (d)(4):
    • Additional temporary non-commercial signs for up to thirty (30) days prior to the day absentee ballots are available or the day early voting is permitted, whichever comes first, for a general, primary, or special election are not limited by the number of signs. No individual sign may be larger than 16 sq. ft. and 6 feet in height.
  • All signs not expressly permitted by Chapter 1129 of the Codified Ordinances are prohibited in the public right-of-way (Section 1129.17)

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