Political Signs

(Title 16 of the Land Development Code)

The following are specific provisions within Marana’s Town Development Code regarding political signage.  For more information, please reference Title 16 of Marana’s Town Development Code

  1. No signs can be posted in the public right of way prior to July 1, 2016 for the August 30, 2016 Primary Election.  No signs can be posted in the public right of way prior to September 9, 2016 for the November 8, 2016 General Election.
  2. Candidates or their committees must have a sign permit issued by the Town of Marana. The Town Clerk’s Office has a list of applications.
  3. Signs can be posted in the Town’s right of way, but not on Town property
    • Town right-of-way: A strip of land occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, crosswalk, railroad, road, electric transmission line, oil or gas pipeline, water main, sanitary or storm sewer main, or for another special use.
    • Town property: Property owned by the Town of Marana and used for a government purpose, including, but not limited to, the Marana Municipal Complex, the Marana Operations Center, Sanders Yard, and any police substation.
  4. Signs can be posted on private property with the permission of the property owner.
  5. Signs must be properly secured IN THE GROUND.  Signs cannot be affixed to guardrails, signal devices, telephone or light poles, or other street signs. 
  6. Political candidates or committees will be notified and given 24 hours to relocate improperly placed signs before they are removed by Code Enforcement, except for signs which impair traffic visibility or create a safety hazard, which will be removed immediately by the Town’s Code Enforcement officers.
  7. Signs placed in the Arizona Department of Transportation right of way (usually seen at traffic interchanges) are not within Marana’s jurisdiction to remove.
  8. There is no restriction on the number of signs a candidate or committee can place during the election cycle. There are restrictions on size and illumination.
  9. Candidates elected at the Primary election must remove signs prior to September 14.  Candidates in the General Election must remove signs by November 23.
  10. Candidates or measures moving on to the General election in November can keep their signs up until after the election, but are then subject to the same 15-day removal.
  11. Questions or concerns about where the town’s right of way is and what constitutes Town property can call Code Enforcement at (520)382-2520.
  12. All other general election questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at (520) 382-1999.