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Campaign Signs Prohibited on State Right-of-way

by Indiana Department of Transportation on October 9, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds all Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from federal and state highway right-of-way according to Indiana Code 9-21-4-6.  INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way.

INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-of-way—per IC 9-21-4-6—as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities.  Crews may also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction.  Campaign signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed.

The right-of-way areas which must remain "sign-free" include:

All interstates and their interchanges; and
All intersections where at least one local, state or federal road intersects with a state or federal highway; and
All rights-of-way paralleling federal or state highways
Where right-of-way is not clearly marked, it may be estimated as the back of the ditch, to the fence line or up to utility poles.

Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT subdistrict office, where they will be kept until after the election.  Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except for holidays.

Albany Subdistrict 12239 W. SR 28, Albany, IN 47320
Cambridge City Subdistrict  1241 S. SR 1, Cambridge City, IN 47327
Greenfield Subdistrict 932 W. Osage St., Greenfield, IN 46140
Indianapolis Subdistrict 7105 E. Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239
Tipton Subdistrict 2152 W. SR 28, Tipton, IN 46072

The INDOT Greenfield District can be contacted by calling 1-855-463-6848 or emailing


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