Guidelines for Posting Election Signs
As the political season approaches, below are helpful reminders regarding political signs:
Signs Not Requiring a Permit
According to the Oregon City Municipal Code, (OCMC) Chapter 15.28, the following signs may be erected and maintained without a permit:
One temporary sign per street frontage of property under a single ownership provided such sign does not cause a public safety hazard or nuisance, has no more than two faces, and that no sign face exceeds four square feet in area.
A single sign where the display surface area does not exceed two square fee; and
Window signs situated on the indoor-side of a window or door.
“Temporary sign” means a sign that will become obsolete after the occurrence of an event or series of events.
All signs placed on city, county, or state streets or road rights-of-way will be removed. Please keep the placement of your signs on private property.
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has strict regulations regarding the erection of political signs. Contact the Permit Specialist at ODOT for further information at 503-229-5002.
Signs Requiring a Permit
Signs must comply with the OCMC as described in Chapter 15.28. Signs larger than 4 square feet may be permitted if compliant with OCMC Chapter 15.28, though they require a permit. You may contact the Planning Division at 503-722-3789 for further information, or access the City Code at www.orcity.org - under Online Services. The cost for a valid sign permit that meets the above criteria is $168 + 5% of the construction cost.