For candidates running for office in Wilson County in upcoming elections, there are rules for placing political signs in Mt. Juliet.
Temporary political signs don’t have to be registered under the city’s sign ordinance because they’re not considered commercial signs. But political signs are held under the same timeline provisions as other temporary signage, with a 60-day limit within a year.
There are some differences in the provisions of residential versus commercial political sign display.
According to Mt. Juliet’s political sign rules regarding homes, there is no limit to the number of temporary political preference signs on any residential lot at any given time, however, there shall be no more than two signs per lot for any particular political candidate or issue.
All temporary signs are limited to a maximum of 6 square feet per sign face, with a maximum of two sign faces per sign, and a maximum height of 4 feet.
Except temporary signs posted next to or on residentially zoned property with a residential use and not impeding visibility along a public thoroughfare, 10 feet from the edge of pavement is allowed, unless more space is necessary to
preserve the sight distance triangle.
On commercial sites or convenience neighborhood districts, two rigid signs or one banner are allowed per lot at any given time.
Rigid signs are limited to a maximum sign face of 6 square feet, with a maximum of two sign faces per sign and a maximum height of 4 feet. Banners are limited to a maximum sign face area of 24 square feet, with a maximum of two sign faces and a maximum sign height of 6 feet.
Signs shall be located at least 10 feet from the street curb, edge of pavement or stabilized shoulder, and 2 feet from the edge of the public right-of-way or private roadway, whichever is greater, unless a greater distance is required to remove such sign from the sight distance triangle.
No temporary signs, except temporary signs posted on residentially zoned property with a residential use and not impeding visibility along a public thoroughfare, shall be permitted within a public right-of-way.