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INDOT: Keep political signs out of right-of-way

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As primary elections approach, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from state right-of-way according to Indiana Code 9-21-4-6.

INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way. Areas that should remain sign-free include:



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 a 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 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 right-of-way, contact INDOT customer service at



Posted 3/29/2018




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