Now that Election Day has come and gone, it is time for campaign signs to be removed.
In South Carolina, there are different rules and regulations in each county regarding the time people have to remove campaign signs as well as the consequences that can occur for not taking them down in a timely manner.
In the City of Charleston, campaign signs were only allowed on private property. Signs not placed on private property could result in a fine of up to $1,087 per sign, with the fines usually going directly to the individual campaign manager.
In Orangeburg County, political signs are considered temporary signs and must be taken down immediately following an election. If signs are not removed within a timely manner, the property owner could be fined $232.
In Dorchester County, residents have up to seven days after an election to remove campaign signs before facing a penalty.
It is important for South Carolina residents to examine their individual county rules regarding campaign signs and ensure they remove them in a timely manner to avoid a fine.