With the June primary rapidly approaching, the South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.
The use of the right of way is reserved for official highway signage. All signs in the right of way that are not required for traffic control are prohibited and will be removed by DOT crews as they see them or when reported. Attempts to contact the owner of the signs to pick them up will be made.
Local ordinances on campaign signs do not have precedence over state jurisdiction of state highway rights of way within municipalities.
April 22, 2022