Local and state laws
As an office, we do not oversee campaign sign laws and rules. The Zoning and Enforcement Division of Community Planning & Economic Development is responsible for signs in Minneapolis. Please contact Minneapolis 311 or the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings to report an issue.
For city election years, Minneapolis ordinance states:
Noncommercial signs may be posted in any size and quantity from August 1 until 10 days after Election Day. Outside of this time, most residential properties are allowed a 2 square foot noncommercial sign.
Signs cannot be posted on public right-of-ways. This includes boulevard trees and utility poles.
Contact Minneapolis 311 to report an issue that violates the City Ordinance.
In state and federal election years, state law:
- Overrules local law (the Minneapolis ordinance) from 46 days before the primary until 10 days after the general election.
- Allows campaign signs in any size and number.
Contact the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearing to report an issue that violates Minnesota Statutes.