Election season means the arrival of political signs dotting the landscape across Ottawa County.
Per OCRC policy, political signs are not permitted within the road right-of-way. You’re free to place signs outside of this right of way area.
Political signs and other types of signs located in the right-of-way can cause problems for road workers and motorists.
While we do not actively go around removing signs, please note that we will take action if there are safety concerns, such as issues related to sight distance or general distraction of many signs in one location.
Townships and cities within Ottawa County may have more restrictive signage policies; therefore, we ask that you review each municipality’s regulations.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has a separate policy governing the placement of signs on state highways (i.e. US-, I-, M-routes). For information pertaining to MDOT’s policy, please contact MDOT’s Grand Region office at (616) 451-3091 or visit www.michigan.gov/mdot
For more info about safely placing political signs, watch this video from the County Road Association of Michigan: https://youtu.be/FNRhsito7nA