With campaign season underway, the Linn County Secondary Road Department reminds the public that placement of objects, including campaign signs, within a county right-of-way is prohibited. Signs in the right-of-way can pose hazards for drivers, such as visual obstructions, and are subject to removal.
The typical minimum county right-of-way on rock roads is 33 feet from the center of the road. On paved roads, the typical distance is 50-60 feet from the center of the road. Placing signs beyond the county ditch or along fence lines is recommended when unsure of the right-of-way width adjacent to property. Signs may not be placed on private property or at the fence line without landowner consent.
Campaign signs removed by the county from the right-of-way along secondary roads will be taken to the Secondary Road main shop yard at 1944 County Home Road, Marion. Signs may be retrieved by campaigns during business hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Identification is required to ensure people who pick up signs are associated with the campaign.
For questions, please call the Linn County Engineering and Secondary Road Department at (319) 892-6400.