Political signs are subject to Ferguson Township Code

Date: April 6, 2017

A reminder to residents: temporary political signs are subject to the following under Ferguson Township Code – Signs and Billboards-Chapter 19. 

Temporary event signs may be erected and maintained for a period not to exceed 30 days prior to the date of which the campaign, drive, activity or event advertised is scheduled to occur and shall be removed within three days of the termination of such campaign, drive, activity or event.

Now is the time to begin placing signs, as the general primary election is May 16. Please adhere to the Code for placement guidelines.

Section 107:

Temporary Political Signs. Signs announcing political candidates seeking office, political parties and/or political and public issues contained on a ballot shall be subject to the following:

(1) Private Property. There shall be not more than one temporary political sign for each elected office per each 1,000 linear feet of road frontage on a zoning lot.
(2) Public Right-of-Way. There shall be no political signs displayed or erected in the public right-of-way.
(3) On private property, temporary political signs shall not exceed an aggregate gross surface area of 20 square feet.

Special Conditions.
(a) Timing. Temporary event signs may be erected and maintained for a period not to exceed 30 days prior to the date of which the campaign, drive, activity or event advertised is scheduled to occur and shall be removed within three days of the termination of such campaign, drive, activity or event.