Political Signs

The City of Hanahan’s Zoning Ordinance allows for political signs to be displayed. The earliest that they can be posted is March 21, 2015, which is thirty days prior to the election. Please see Section 8.8(G) below for additional information regarding the signage.

Zoning Ordinance, Section 8.8 – Exempt Signs

(G) Political signs. Any sign erected for the purpose of advertising a candidate for public office, or stating a position on a public issue on which an election or referendum is pending with respect to a particular campaign, shall be exempt, provided the following standards are met.

(1) It is unlawful to place, erect, or maintain any political sign so as to pose a visible hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic along streets, sidewalks, or at street corners.

(2) No political signs are allowed to be illuminated or larger than sixteen (16) square feet.

(3) Signs cannot be placed more than thirty (30) days prior to official election date for the issue presented on the sign.

(4) Signs must be removed no later than ten (10) days after the election.

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