Campaign signs banned from rights of way

From Local Sources

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from state rights of way, according to Indiana Code 9-21-4-6.

Areas that should remain sign-free include: intersections, interchanges and rights-of-way that run parallel to highways.

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 are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state rights of way. Crews may also 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 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 rights of way, contact INDOT customer service at or 1-855-463-6848.

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