Political Sign Reminder


Political signs are being put up within the city limits of McMinnville.  Here are some guidelines that need to be observed from the McMinnville Sign Code.


14-1405.1        No sign shall be located in such a manner so as to obstruct free or clear                                 vision, or cause hazards for vehicular or pedestrian traffic by reason of                                 location, shape, illumination or color.

11-1405.2    No sign shall be located on, or attached to, any public property except public signs authorized by the city of McMinnville, Warren County, or the State of Tennessee.

11-1405.3   No sign shall be located on or overhanging any public right-of-way.  In many, but not all cases the public right-of-way is between the utility poles or fence along the roadway.

11-1405.4   No signs shall be painted or attached to any fence, trees, rocks, canopy posts, utility poles, and the like.

11-1406.7   Political signs may be displayed on private property with the consent of the owner.

 The State of Tennessee has also added this to the law:

 Chapter No 45 (SB 306/HB 986).  Election-posters, etc., on poles.  Amends T.C.A.2-19-144 to make it unlawful statewide for any person to attach show cards, posters, or campaign materials on poles, towers, and fixtures of public utilities unless authorized to do so.  Effective date:  April 8, 1997. 

We appreciate your cooperation concerning this matter.  Any signs removed by the city can be picked up at the Planning and Zoning Office located at 101 East Main Street.  If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact this office.  Our phone number is (931) 473-1204.  We are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.