Political campaign signs must be placed on private property and may not be placed in the County right-of-way. The County right-of-way is defined as the space between utility lines and the road’s edge. Signs placed behind utility lines are considered to be on private property.
Campaign signs in the right-of-way are routinely picked up by the Smith County Road and Bridge Department. Signs on private property will not be removed.
Signs that have been removed from the County right-of-way can be picked up at the County Road and Bridge Office at 1700 West Claude Street, Tyler, TX 75702 until the current election cycle ends. Unclaimed signs will be disposed of immediately after the November 2014 election concludes.