The city of Topeka is enforcing a rule that bans political signs in the public right of way after elections.

Signs in the public right of way, which are allowed for up to two days following an election, are subject to removal, city spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said Friday in a news release.

The primary was held Tuesday, although the GOP gubernatorial race hasn't yet been called.

Residents with a sign in front of their property in the right of way can remove it. They may also call the city for enforcement at (785) 368-3012 or report it through the SeeClickFix app.

Election signs are allowed again in the public right of way starting Sept. 21, 45 days before the general election.

Signs continue to be allowed on private property, but in residential zones there can only be one sign per property that is no higher than 4 feet tall and 6 square feet. On commercially-zoned property or land larger than 1 acre, signs can be no taller than 6 feet and 32 square feet.

While the city doesn't go on private property to remove signs, if a complaint is made, officials will investigate and advise any corrective action, Hadfield said.

Property owners who haven't given consent may remove signs at any time.

Questions about the city's temporary sign ordinance can call the planning department at (785) 368-3728.

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