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Know Town Code on political signs

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Chesterton Building Commissioner Mark O’Dell is reminding candidates that they must obtain a temporary sign permit for any political signs larger than six square feet in area.

O’Dell told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night that he’s observed, at multiple locations throughout town, signs much larger than six square feet, some of them an estimated 16 square feet.

“We will be contacting candidates and they will be given 72 hours either to re-locate their signs or to obtain a permit,” O’Dell said. After 72 hours, the Building Department will simply remove the signs, he added.

Not in the ROW

O’Dell also reminded candidates that political signs may not be placed in the municipal right-of-way. Practically speaking, this means that signs should be placed behind the sidewalk or--in neighborhoods where there are no sidewalks--10 feet from the roadway.


Posted 10/9/2018




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