INDOT: Keep campaign signs out of rights of way


The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of the state highway rights of way.

Campaign signs in state highway right of way are prohibited by Indiana Code 9-21-4-6. Campaign signs are not permitted in state rights of way any time of the year, whether it is a primary or general election cycle.

Areas that should remain sign-free include intersections, interchanges and rights of way that run parallel to highways, including medians, shoulders and roadside areas. Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles.

INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right of way — pursuant to code — as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities. Crews also may remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction. Campaign signs placed off of the right of way will not be removed.

Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.

To report signs placed in the right of way, contact INDOT customer service at or 855-463-6848.

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