Campaign Sign Regulations

Campaign Sign Regulations

It is important for campaign committees to adhere to rules regarding the placement of and our request for removal of campaign signs and to control electioneering at the polling places on Election Day. We are guests at all of our polling places, and we need your help for us to remain welcome. We ask that your committee arrange to clear the polling places and surrounding premises of all election materials as soon as the polls close at 7:30 p.m. on election night.

  • Click Here: Statewide guidelines for sign placement
  • For information on placement of campaign signs in Greene County municipalities, please call the City/Town Hall of the individual municipality.
  • North Carolina State Law allows the placement of political signs within the public right-of-way of NCDOT streets under the following rules:
    • Permission must be obtained from the property owner fronting the right-of-way where a sign is to be placed.
    • Signs should be placed at least 3 feet from the edge of the pavement.
    • Signs cannot be greater than 6 square feet or higher than 42 inches.
    • Signs should be placed so that visibility at intersections is not obscured.
    • Signs should be placed so that they do not obscure another sign.
    • No sign is permitted in the right-of-way of a fully controlled access highway (i.e. Highway 264). 
  • NC General Statutes Concerning Signs
    • Planned communities (homeowners associations) limiting the right to display political signs on private property. Click Here: GS 47F-3-121
    • Political signs allowed on DOT right-of-way (highways). Click Here: GS 136-32
    • Political signs not allowed on electric company fixtures. Click Here: GS 14-156
    • Signs are protected from being damaged or taken down. Click Here: GS 14-384
    • Size requirement for print advertisements. Click Here: GS 163A-1476(b)