Greetings Facebook friends! As we all know this is an election year. Chief Chavis has been asked by a few individuals regarding the placement of political signs. The law on this topic falls under O.C.G.A. 32-6-51. Basically the sign, under Ga. Code must not be with in the right of way of that roadway. If a citizen wishes for a sign to be placed at their residence the sign must be on their property.
It has been also asked, What if someone tampers, removes, or defaces the sign, what action can be taken? This is also a violation of Ga. law under Criminal Trespass, since the sign is under $500.00. The Chief is asking that all persons adhere to the law. Please remember, if you are caught, your actions are a reflection on the candidate you are supporting. The Adrian Police Department would wish all the candidates the best of luck.
Chief C.L. (Chris) Chavis