Campaign and Political Signs

Pursuant to Sec. 6-114. - Signs. 

  1. Except as it relates to special elections and recall elections, political campaign signs shall be placed no earlier than ninety (90) days before any election date. All political signs must be removed within thirty (30) days after the election to which they pertain.
  2. Political signs shall only be permitted on private property by the owner or lessee thereof, or with the written consent of the owner or lessee. At no time are political signs permitted to be posted on public property and/or public right of ways. […] Political signs placed in violation to the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be subject to removal and/or civil penalties as set forth in section 2-110 of this Code of Ordinances.
  3. It shall be unlawful for anyone other than the candidate or political committee to alter, destroy, or remove a political sign of a candidate or political committee, other than its removal by a city, county or state employee enforcing a state law or ordinance of the city or county, unless authorized by the candidate or his/her designee. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to arrest for criminal mischief pursuant to F.S. § 806.13. 

(Code 1958, § 8-87; Ord. No. 827, § 6, 6-26-90; Ord. No. 1176, § 1, 2-22-05; Ord. No. 1315, § 1, 3-8-11) 

Florida Statute Sec.106-1435 states that each candidate shall make a good faith effort to remove all political campaign advertisements within thirty days of one of the following events:

  • Withdrawal of candidacy
  • Elimination as a candidate
  • Election to office

The provisions of the statutes do not apply to political advertisements placed on motor vehicles, messages to be worn or those advertisements provided for in Chapter 479 of the Statutes.