There are some limits on the erection and placement of local body election signage.
No election signage is permitted in or above public areas. This includes reserves, roads, footpaths, berms and state highways. Election signage cannot be fixed to utility poles or other structures on public land, including vehicles and trailers.
Infringement fines may apply for non-compliance.
Election signs are classified as Advertising Signs in the New Plymouth District Plan.
The following requirements are set out in the District Plan.
In areas where speed limits are:
Signs must not restrict views for at least 180 metres. In areas where speed limits are:
There are limitations on flashing, blinking and moving lights and mechanical movement of any part of the sign. Please contact the Council to find out the rules before erecting your sign.
A building consent is usually required if the sign structure exceeds:
You cannot mount signs on vehicles (including trailers) and then leave them parked up on roads or public places unless the vehicle is being used primarily for transport purposes.
A statement of the person(s) who have approved the sign providing an address of their residence or business.
Where the sign provides an endorsement of a candidate, the sign must also state the name of an organisation or body endorsing the candidate the advertisement and the address of the place of business of that organisation or body.
The statement(s) are exempt from the lettering sizes stated above.
You cannot copy the form, colours, shape or messages of any official signs.
Other matters: Other District Plan rules may apply. Please contact the Council if you have queries not covered by the matters above.
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