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 Political Sign Placement

Division of Highways Rules for the Placement of Political Signs
Please keep the folliwing rules in mind when displaying campaign materials
  • Signs or posters cannot be placed on or above a Division of Highways right of way, which normally stretches 20 feet from the center line of a public road. Distances do vary, however, so please contact the West Virginia Division of Highways if you are uncertain.
  • Signs or posters near rights of way must comply with the outdoor advertising statute in Chapter 17, Article 19, Section 1 of the West Virginia Code, and must also conform to any municipal ordinances regulating outdoor advertising.
  • Signs or posters cannot be placed on Division of Highways traffic control signs nor block such signs, and cannot obscure the view of any connecting road or intersection.
  • Signs or posters cannot be placed on elements in nature, such as rocks or trees.
  • Avoid placing materials on fence posts, utility poles, or other stationary objects on private property without consent of the property owners.
  • Political overhead banners cannot be erected over any county, state, or federal highway.