Sioux City has rules for where political signs can be placed in yards
By Tia Heidebrecht, Internet Director - bio | email
To post signs in a home's front yard, candidates and residents must abide by Sioux City ordinances.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
With only 35 days until the general election, candidates are trying to get their message out.
One way is with political signs. But if you plan to post a sign in your front yard, candidates and residents must abide by Sioux City ordinances.
City officials say they mailed candidates letters advising them of the city code for temporary signs.
There can be as many signs in the yard as a person wants but the total amount of signs must not exceed 16-square feet.
"In the front yard, in the side yard. They are all permitted there. Usually, I tell folks, if they don't have a sidewalk in front of your house measure 15 feet from the curb. Between the sidewalk and the curb is considered city right of way and they would not be permitted there," Ron Kueny, the Sioux City Zoning Enforcement Officer said.
If there is a violation, Kueny sends out a letter, informing the violator of the rules.
The highest fee for citation can run up to $750. After the election is finished, people have five days to take the temporary signs down.
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