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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Notice on Temporary Signs

The proliferation of political signs in the Village has led to numerous complaints from residents. As a result, the Village has requested that all candidates comply with the established laws and Village Zoning Code.

The Village respects the First Amendment rights associated with political signs.  At the same time, the Village has placed a few reasonable restrictions for the safety of its residents. Importantly, the parkway areas should stay clear of obstructions and temporary signs. Roadway intersections and vehicular control signs are important and should not contain distracting signs placed near them for the safety of the community. 

On Monday, March 29, 2021, the Village of Itasca sent a notice to all candidates respectfully requesting that they bring their signs in compliance with local signage laws by March 31, 2021.

In 2016, the Village updated its Zoning Code regulating temporary signs - Section 13.01 (21) and 13.01 (22), see link. The Code prohibits temporary signs in the public right-of-way or from blocking the vision clearance. 

Additionally, candidates may not place signs on public or private property without permission of the property owner. Property owners who call to report signs placed on their property without permission are advised that they may remove such signage. The Village does not permit any non-village signage on its public property.

The Village has not removed any political signs – instead choosing to respectfully request that all candidates voluntarily comply with local laws.

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