With the campaign season upon us, the City of Marietta reminds citizens that signs must be placed on private property and cannot be placed in the public right-of-way. The right-of-way is generally the space between the street and utility poles. Signs in the right-of-way present a traffic distraction and are considered a hazard.
This includes campaign signs, for sale signs and temporary weekend signs. Signs are also prohibited on any public property or building and on any private property unless the owner of the property has given permission.
Temporary political campaign signage (including posters and advertise?ments) is limited to 32 square feet per sign area with no more than two sign faces — front and back — per road frontage. All signs must be removed within five days of the last day that the candidate’s name or that issue appears on a ballot for a primary, runoff, general or special election.
Any political signage that does not meet these requirements is required to have a sign permit and follow those restrictions set forth for that type of sign. It is also unlawful for any person to place campaign posters, signs, and advertisements on any property zoned for commercial or industrial uses if the placement of such campaign posters, signs, and advertisements conflicts with any zoning laws or ordinances.
For more information, call 770-794-5878.