The Supervisor of Elections has no jurisdiction over the placement of political signs, except for maintaining the “No-Solicitation Zone” when Vote-by-Mail ballots are being issued at the Supervisor of Elections offices’, during Early Voting and on Election Day. The Supervisor of Elections does not have the authority to investigate complaints of alleged violations of Florida Statute regarding political signs. Depending on the nature of the violation, complaints regarding political signs should be directed to the Florida Elections Commission or to the local law enforcement agency where the violation occurred.
Political signs may not be placed within 100 feet of the entrance to any polling place, or polling room where the polling place is also a polling room, or early voting site. Before the opening of the polling place or early voting site, the clerk or supervisor shall designate the no-solicitation zone and mark the boundaries (s. 102.031(4)(a), F.S.). Outside the 100 foot zone a candidate must contact the owner of the property for permission to post signs. The link to our page with maps of the 100 foot no-solicitation zone for each polling place and early voting site can be found here.
Campaign Advertising and Political Disclaimers
Click here for more information on the Florida statutory requirements for Campaign Advertising and Political Disclaimers.
Signs Placed in Municipalities and Special Districts
Concerns about political signs posted within a municipality or special distict, should be directed to the appropriate municipal entity. Each municipality addresses the posting of political signs by ordinance or in their respective municipal charters. For your convenience, the VoteBrevard.com website provides links to each City, Town and Special District website in Brevard County. Contact information for the various municipalities and special districts can be found here.
DUE TO THE CONTINUALLY CHANGING NATURE OF CITY SIGN RESTRICTIONS, CONTACT THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE PLACING YOUR SIGNS TO VERIFY THEIR REQUIREMENTS, BEFORE PLACING SIGNS IN A MUNICIPALITY. SOME MUNICIPALITIES REQUIRE THE POSTING OF A SIGN BOND.
Signs Placed in Brevard County Park Property
For information regarding the current Code of Ordinances contact the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department at 321-633-2046
Signs Placed in Unincorporated Areas of Brevard County
For current information call Brevard County Building Code Division at 321-633-2072
Designated sign placement areas for the 2018 General Election may be found here.
Signs Placed in County and State Right-of-Way
Pursuant to Chapter 479, F.S., signs without the required permit will be removed. For further information regarding permits and signs that have been removed, contact the Florida Department of Transportation, Brevard Operations at 321-634-6100.
Candidate’s Responsibility to Remove Signs
For current information relating to sign removal, candidates should reference Chapter 106, F.S.