Reminder on political signage
Know the law. Don't have your campaign signs in the right of way or other areas they are not allowed. Code Enforcement will pull them up.
It’s election season in Panama City Beach and with an election comes the proliferation of election signs.
City elections in Panama City Beach are April 21, putting us within the 90-day window prior to an election when candidate signs are allowed throughout the City.
There are a few things candidates and their supporters should know about signage, per City Land Development Code 5.07.03:
- Political signs are considered non-commercial signage and are exempt from permitting requirements.
- Up to five political signs are allowed on residential or business properties.
- Signs on residential properties cannot be larger than 2.5 by 2.5 feet and cannot be taller than three feet.
- Signs on commercial properties cannot be larger than 16 square feet and six feet in height.
- Signs can be placed 90 days before an election.
- Signs must be removed seven days after the election (before April 29).
- Permission from the property owner must be granted prior to installing any signage.
- Signs cannot be placed in the right of way. This includes the area in front of power or telephone poles.
Panama City Beach Code Enforcement will remove signs that are in violation without notice. Signs will be stored for a reasonable period of time and candidates will be notified how to retrieve their signs.
Any questions should be directed to City Code Enforcement at (850) 233-5054, Ext. 2309 or 2317.
Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at email@example.com or (8500 233-5100, Ext. 2261.