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Posting Political Campaign Signs

PoliticsWith political campaign season underway, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) would like to remind everyone of the State of Alaska laws regarding political advertising.

Illustrated below are two sections of Alaska Statutes pertaining to sign posting and/or advertising in the right-of-way of Alaska’s highways:

Campaign signs placed within the state’s road and highway rights-of-way are unauthorized encroachments under AS 19.25.200 – 19.25.250 and may be removed by DOT&PF crews without notification. Vehicles parked in rights-of-way that are used to display political advertisements are also prohibited and subject to removal.

AS 19.25.105(a) states, “Outdoor advertising may not be erected or maintained within 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way and visible from the main-traveled way…” If a sign is on commercial property, but within 660 feet of the state’s right-of-way, DOT&PF personnel may send a 30-day written notice requesting removal of the sign. This notice will be sent to the property owner and the candidate.

Campaign advertising is an important effort and expensive investment for all candidates. We realize that candidates and their volunteers may simply not realize the limitations of advertising in the rights-of-way, or the exact locations of the rights-of-way.

DOT&PF staff will make every effort to work with you. If you would like more information about the width of the road rights-of-way in a given area or information about a specific road, please contact our Right of Way offices at: Central Region, Right-of-Way, Anchorage Office: 907-269-0700

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Posting Political Campaign Signs
Authored by: Mrs. C on Monday, September 04 2017 @ 01:12 PM AKDT
It would be helpful if you added a contact number to this notice whereby the public can inform DOT & PF when violations are discovered.
Posting Political Campaign Signs
Authored by: DG on Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 08:11 AM AKDT

There is a contact number in the article. It's the one for our region.