When and where are political signs allowed?

Political signs are considered a type of ideological sign, and allowed without a sign permit, provided they are less than 20 square feet and not illuminated. Political signs must be located on private property with the consent of the property owner. There is no limit on the number of signs that may be displayed on one property.

Political signs may be displayed without time limitation prior to the election but should be removed promptly after the election.

Political signs are not permitted on any City right-of-way, including the areas between the sidewalk and curb (boulevard areas) and within medians or traffic circles. Political signs may not be located within 100 feet of any entrance to a building in which a polling place is located. Improperly placed signs, including signs that pose a traffic hazard, are subject to removal without notice.

State regulations on Political Signs are contained in ARM 18.6.246 POLITICAL SIGNS.

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1. Where do I start?
2. What are the steps to a sign permit?
3. Are there other permits required?
4. When is a sign permit required?
5. Where can I see the status of my sign permit?
6. Which signs are prohibited?
7. How is the height of a sign determined?
8. When is an engineering review required for my sign?
9. Do sign permits expire?
10. Are there standards for sign lighting?
11. What clearances affect my signs?
12. What is a Visibility Obstruction Triangle and how does it affect my sign?
13. What are the application requirements for a sign permit?
14. What are the required documents for a sign permit?
15. What is a frontage and how does it affect my sign?
16. When and where are political signs allowed?
17. What is Fire Premise Identification?
18. How is Street Addressing handled under Missoula Municipal Code?