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Political signs can't be in state rights of way

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia  DOT reminds you that you could be fined or even given jail time for posting political signs in the state rights of way.

These signs are posted legally, but the DOT says you can't post signs along interstates or state highways without a permit.

"We are headed into our mowing season for our maintenance crews  that starts in April and runs through June, so obviously if they go out to mow a state right of way and there is 20 signs out there they can't do their jobs or if they have to do repairs or maintenance it causes an issue," says Nita Birimingham, with the DOT.

Your city may also have a sign ordinance that lays out rules about putting up political signs on local streets.

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