Guidelines Regarding Temporary
Caltrans District #8 Informs the Public ____
major aspect of campaigning and running for office involves the placement of
campaign signs. Caltrans, like cities and counties, has rules regulating the
placement of these signs to ensure the preservation of state right-of-way and
the safety of the users of transportation facilities.
guidelines that ensure that campaigns adhere to these rules and avoid the
inconvenience of having to recover their signs after their removal can be found
The guidelines that ensure that
campaigns adhere to these rules and avoid the having to recover
their signs after their removal can be found below:
5405.3 of the State Outdoor Advertising Act exempts temporary political signs
from normal outdoor advertising display requirements.
A temporary political
sign meets the following criteria:
particular vote in a scheduled election.
(b) Is placed not sooner than 90 days prior to
the scheduled election and is removed within 10 days after that election.
(c) Is no larger than 32 square feet
(d) Has had a statement of responsibility
filed with the department certifying a person who will be responsible for
removing the temporary political sign and who will reimburse the department for
any cost incurred to remove it.
Signs shall not be placed within the right-of-way of any highway, or be visible
within 660 feet from the edge of the right-of-way of a classified
State law directs the
Department of Transportation to remove unauthorized Temporary Political Signs.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines
could result in a fee for the violating campaign.