Political Signs

Section 17.100.020 of the Fort Bragg Municipal Code defines political signs as follows:

Political or Social Issue Sign. A sign that addresses:
a. The passage or defeat of a measure appearing on the ballot in any national, state, or local election;
b. The election or defeat of any candidate for any public office in any national, state, or local election; or
     c. An international, national, state, or local political or social issue.

Political Signs are governed by Fort Bragg Municipal Code Sections 17.38.040(C)(4) and 18.38.040(C)(4). Those regulations are excerpted here: Political Sign Regulations (PDF).

To determine whether your sign is located on property in the Coastal Zone or Inland Zone, see the City’s Zoning Map (PDF).

Complete the Application for Permit to Place Political Signs (PDF). A $100 refundable deposit is required for a political sign permit, per the City’s Fee Schedule (PDF) (page 8).

Submit completed applications and deposit checks to:

June Lemos, CMC
City Clerk
City of Fort Bragg
416 N. Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Political signs to be placed anywhere on Highway 1 in Fort Bragg (Main Street) require you to complete and file a Statement of Responsibility with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). For further information, please read the Caltrans Political Sign Information.