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During this time of year it is important to keep in mind the laws regarding placement of political and garage sale signs.City of Columbus regulations prohibit placement of advertising signs on utility poles, traffic controllers, and traffic signs.
It is also against the law for anyone to place a sign, poster, or notice of any kind in the street right-of-way or on any other structure located in the right-of-way. A good standard is to keep signs to the inside of a sidewalk or fifteen (15) feet from the roadside.
Signs that are hung on utility poles, traffic signs, or traffic lights create a safety risk and also may cause damage. They also create a traffic hazard when placed on roadside corners by distracting drivers or blocking the view of motorists. Even small signs stuck into the ground are a potential traffic hazard if located in the right-of-way.
We are asking for your cooperation and compliance with the above regulations.