Rapid City clarifies rules for displaying campaign signs
It's early October and Halloween decorations are not the only things on display outside of peoples' homes - so are campaign signs.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Code Enforcement is reminding residents and business owners to make sure yard signs are displayed properly.
According to city ordinance and state law, you cannot display signs in public right-of-ways, railroad areas and city parks. Also, signs cannot be displayed within the boulevard areas of homes where you typically find traffic signs and fire hydrants.
“Basically, when we talk about right-of-ways we’re talking about that area between the sidewalk and the curb. A lot times people think that’s private property but in essence it’s public property.” said Rapid City Communications Coordinator Darrell Shoemaker, “So, you can put political signage between the sidewalk and the home just not between that sidewalk and the curb area”
The city’s ordinance is enforced based on complaints, so any signs found to be in violation are subject to immediate removal.