With just two weeks before the Primary Election, political campaign signs are being displayed throughout the City. In recent weeks the Office of Code Enforcement has received numerous phone calls from citizens about political campaign signs in violation of the City Ordinance.
The City Ordinance for Political and Non-Commercial Signage currently reads: Temporary signs advertising political candidates or parties, provided that such signs may not be erected before the applicable filing period and shall be removed within ten days following such election; or signs advertising support or opposition to any public issue, provided that such signs shall not be erected more than 30 days prior to an election on the issue and shall be removed within ten days following such election. Such signs shall not be placed any closer than twelve (12) feet from the curb or edge of the street. Permission from the property owner shall be obtained prior to installing the sign.
The City of Muskogee will remove campaign signage in violation of the City Ordinance on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Signage removed will be taken to the Recycling Center located at 120 Iola Street.
For more information about political and non-commercial signage, please contact the Office of Code Enforcement at 918-682-6602.