Rules for political signs in Lake Forest Park

Friday, August 13, 2021

Campaign Season Reminder – Rules for Political Signs

During this upcoming campaign season, the City of Lake Forest Park would like to remind the community about the rules for political signs:

  • Political signs may be placed on public rights-of-way or on private property with permission of the owner. 
  • However, they must be situated in such a way as to not create a traffic or safety hazard. 
  • All political signs must be removed within five days following the election.
  • According to RCW 29A.84.040, “A person who removes or defaces lawfully placed political advertising including yard signs or billboards without authorization is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable to the same extent as a misdemeanor that is punishable under RCW 9A.20.021. The defacement or removal of each item constitutes a separate violation.”

The LFP Police Department patrol officers are aware of these regulations and are keeping an eye out for violators.


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