JASPER: Campaign Signs in Right-of-Ways Are Prohibited

By: Local Sources

JASPER -- With the Indiana primary coming in May, the City of Jasper and the Indiana Department of Transportation remind political parties and candidates that campaign signs are prohibited from rights-of-way, according to City code and Indiana law. The Jasper Code Enforcement Office and INDOT are required by law to remove unauthorized signs of any kind within the right-of-way.

Areas that are to remain sign-free include intersections and rights-of-way that run parallel to City streets and state highways. If the right-of-way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch, or behind utility poles. Also, no sign shall be placed on utility poles.

If you have questions, please contact Jasper Code Enforcement Officer Kenny Hochgesang at (812) 482 - 1741. Removed signs will be taken to the Jasper Code Enforcement Office at the Kiefer Fire Station on East 6th Street where they may be claimed by the owner.