Political Signs

Candidates may post signs on private property with the owner’s permission. A detailed description of the Town’s sign ordinance is included with the candidate information packet. Additionally, A.R.S. §16-1019 allows candidate campaign signs to be placed in the public right-of-way (ROW), unless it creates a hazard to public safety, obstructs clear vision in the area, or interferes with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Signs posted in the ROW must display the name and telephone number of the candidate or committee.

 EXCEPTION:  The Town established a commercial resort sign free zone, as permitted by state law. Political signs may not be posted in the ROW within this zone. A copy of the ordinance is also included in your packet.

 Campaign signs may be posted 71-days before the Primary Election (May 23, 2022) and must be removed 15-days after the Primary Election (August 17, 2022) if the candidate wins or does not advance to the General Election. A.R.S. §16-1019(H)

 State law requires you to have underground utilities marked before installing campaign signs. Visit www.Arizona811.com to create a blue stake ticket.

 It is a Class 2 misdemeanor to remove, alter, deface or cover any candidate’s signs beginning 45 days before the Primary Election and ending 15 days after the General Election. A.R.S. §16-1019(A)

 EXCEPTION: If a sign is posted on private property, the property owner or agent of the property owner is permitted to remove the signs at any time regardless of whether previous permission was given. A.R.S. §16-1019(B).

 Register a public safety complaint regarding a sign 

Contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 480-348-2551