Political Sign Guidelines

Written by The Bee

June 8, 2020

Lake Havasu City is again reminding political candidates and property owners that political signs must conform to local zoning ordinances. Political signs are allowed on private property and are allowed in all zoning districts, but there are limitations on where they may be placed.

Political signs placed in the public rights-of-way may be placed sixty days prior to the election and all political signs in the right-of-way must be removed within fifteen days after the election to which they refer.  Any sign located in the right-of-way must contain the name, telephone number or website address of the candidate or campaign committee contact person.  Signs cannot be placed on public utility poles, public buildings, or parks and trees therein. They also must not be placed in any manner that will cause a traffic hazard or unsafe conditions for motorists and pedestrians.

Lake Havasu City also requires that no political signs be placed in the City right-of-way within the Sign Free Commercial Tourism, Commercial Resort, and Hotel Zone (see map).

It is the responsibility of the individual who places the sign to comply with the city and state regulations, on-going maintenance, and removal of the campaign signs. If Lake Havasu City finds a sign violation, they will contact the responsible party and allow twenty-four hours to obtain compliance. If the violation is deemed a safety hazard, the sign may be immediately removed, and the responsible party would then be contacted

For more information, please contact our Development Services Department at 928-452-4148, or visit our website www.lhcaz.gov for more information.

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