Candidates Should be Aware of Sign Code Requirements

With Yakima County’s official candidate filing week beginning yesterday, Monday, May 13th, the City of Yakima reminds candidates and their supporters that signs cannot be affixed to City property – including fences or utility poles – or placed within City parks (other than public rights-of-way adjacent to parks).

Campaign signs must also be removed promptly after the election date.

Other requirements in the City of Yakima’s sign code regarding temporary signs, which include those for political campaigns, include:

  • Temporary signs can be no larger than four square feet and the height cannot exceed three feet, including the stake.
  • Temporary signs may be placed on public rights-of-way between the curb and property line. However, the abutting property owner’s approval is required, and no signs are allowed to block the clear view triangle.
  • Dilapidated or nuisance signs in rights-of-way must be removed

To ensure campaign signs follow the sign code rules and regulations, candidates are encouraged to read Yakima Municipal Code section 15.08. The City of Yakima’s complete code provisions related to signs can be found at

Candidate filing information for Yakima County is available at