Campaign Signs

Sign Placement

What Are the Rules Regarding Sign Placement?

Both the City of Tallahassee and Leon County have enacted sign codes. The sign codes applies to signs placed by and for candidates, campaigns, and political parties. The City of Tallahassee Sign Code applies within City limits, while the Leon County code applies outside of city limits.

State law also limits sign placement in the right-of-way of any state or national highway. The Florida Highway Patrol has additional information regarding the unauthorized use of the public right-of-way.

Sign Removal

All candidates must make a good faith effort to remove their political campaign advertisements within 30 days after the candidate withdraws, is defeated, or elected to office. If political campaign advertisements are not removed within the specified period, a political subdivision or governmental entity has the authority to remove them and may charge the candidate the actual cost for such removal. For additional information, please see Section 106.1435, Florida Statutes.

Where Can I File a Complaint About Signs?

The Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office has only limited authority regarding campaign signs. Florida law prohibits solicitation, including the placement of campaign signs, within 150 feet of an Early Voting site, Election Day polling place, or Secure Ballot Intake Station, when voting is occurring. Election workers will remove campaign signs from the no-solicitation zone. The Elections Office does not have the authority to remove signs outside the no-solicitation zone. If you have a complaint regarding the placement of a campaign sign, please contact the City of Tallahassee or Leon County code enforcement office.

  • City of Tallahassee Code Enforcement Office: (850) 891-7007
  • Leon County Compliance program: (850) 606-1300

Campaign Sign Recycling Program

The Elections office has partnered with Leon County Government, Marpan Recycling, and the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee to facilitate the recycling of old campaign signs. Large recycling bins are stationed throughout Leon County in the weeks after each election to allow campaigns and voters easily recycle campaign signs. This helps to beautify our community as well as recycle the signs and wire stands into usable materials.

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What Can I Recycle?

You can recycle plastic campaign signs as well as the metal wire stands. Please separate the sign from the stand before placing both parts into the designed recycling bin.

Where Are the Recycling Spots?

Sign recycling bins will be available at each Leon County Branch Library as well as several other locations throughout Leon County after each election. The recycling bins are located in the parking lot of each facility, allowing for easy unloading of signs from your vehicle into the bin. 

  • Dr. B.L. Perry Branch Library - 2817 S. Adams St
  • Eastside Branch Library - 1583 Pedrick Rd
  • Jane G Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library - 16387 Blountstown Hwy
  • Lake Jackson Branch Library - 3840 N Monroe St
  • Bruce J. Host Northeast Branch Library - 5513 Thomasville Rd
  • Woodville Branch Library - 8000 Old Woodville Rd
  • Leon County Elections Center - 2990-1 Apalachee Pkwy
  • Leon County Hazardous Waste Drop Off Site - 1800 N Blair Stone Road
  • Marpan Recycling Facility - 6020 Woodville Highway

When Are the Recycling Bins Available?

The bins will be available at the Leon County libraries for one week after each election: 

  • Primary: August 21 - August 28, 2024
  • General: November 6 - November 13, 2024

The bins located at the Elections Center, Hazardous Waste Drop off, and Marpan Recycling will be available for four weeks after each election: 

  • Primary: August 21 - September 19, 2024
  • General: November 6 - December 5, 2024

The bins are open and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week during these dates.

Additional Questions

If you have questions about the campaign sign recycling program please contact Leon County's Office of Resource Stewardship at

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Mark S. Earley
Leon County Supervisor of Elections

OFFICE ADDRESS: 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL 32301
MAILING ADDRESS: Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office P.O Box 7357, Tallahassee FL 32314-7357
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