Worthington residents are reminded during this election season about city policy regarding yard signs.
Signs should be placed behind the property line and are prohibited in the public right-of-way which is the area located between the curb and back of the sidewalk. For properties without sidewalks, the right of way width varies, but is usually the first 14 feet behind the curb in residential neighborhoods.
Residents may not place signs on public property such as medians, near intersections, in parks, or on utility poles. Any sign placed on public property or right-of-way may be removed by any city employee without notice.
Signs should never block the view of oncoming traffic or create a hazard.
The sign ordinance is available on the city’s website at ci.worthington.mn.us. People with questions should contact the Community Development Department at (507) 372-8640.