Now that election season is upon us, the Planning and Zoning office in Darien is working closely with the Beautification Commission on ensuring that the Town of Darien continues to minimize roadside clutter, while still allowing residents to support their favorite political candidate for the upcoming November election. We are hoping that all political parties can assist us in this endeavor.
We are asking that when placing political signs within Darien or when political parties distribute them to the general public, that any signs comply with certain general “rules of thumb.”
We ask that signs be placed on private property no more than two weeks prior to the November election. Signs should be no more than 1-1/2’ x 2’ (eighteen inches by twenty four inches) in size. All signs should be placed outside of the road right-of-way, which is generally about ten to twelve feet from the edge of the road pavement.
We encourage no more than one or two signs per candidate per property. The sign placement is important, to avoid obstructing the visibility of motorists and pedestrians at street intersections, and to avoid obstructing the visibility of motorists exiting driveways into the street.
We also request that political signs not be placed alongside the roadside, especially along the state roads in Darien (Boston Post Road, Hoyt Street and Tokeneke Road) or within the various traffic islands near I-95.
As noted above, any and all political signs should be placed on private property, and be at least ten to twelve feet off of the paved surface of any street.
Thank you for helping keep our community clutter-free, while still showing enthusiasm for your favorite candidate.
For those with any questions, please call Planning and Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg at (203) 656-7351.