Now that the elections are over, it’s time to remove campaign signs from private properties. Here are the guidelines regarding signs for our local jurisdictions:
From the Washington State Department of Transportion for signs along state highways:
Campaign signs on property visible from state highways are allowed by Washington Administrative Code 468-66, but must be removed 10 days after the General Election. That 10-day period ends Friday, Nov. 16.
Failure to remove the signs after being notified by the Washington State Department of Transportation can result in a misdemeanor pursuant to Revised Code of Washington 47.42.080(2).
In Gig Harbor:
According to the City of Gig Harbor websitem, the property owner, tenant or candidate is responsible for removing all political signs 7 days after the election, which is Tuesday, Nov. 13.
What to do with the signs?
Be sure to check with your local candidate to see if they want the signs back to recycle or to reuse in the next election!