Community Development Agency

Creighton Avila

(530) 621-5153
Signs Must Be Removed or Reduced in Size within Two Weeks of Election Creighton Avila (530) 621-5153 2016-06-08 Community Development Agency

Placerville, CA – On July 28, 2015, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted a comprehensive update to the County’s Sign Ordinance (Chapter 130.16 of Title 130). The new Ordinance became effective on August 27, 2015.

The Sign Ordinance contains new requirements for signage posted before, during and after an election. It allows for increased total sign area (up to 32 square feet) beginning 90 days before an election and ending 2 weeks after such an election, after which point signs shall be reduced to 6 square feet (Sec. 130.16.030.B.10). Signs subject to this requirement must be removed or reduced in size by June 21, 2016.

As a reminder, signs are always prohibited in the County right-of-way, from being affixed to an element or structure on the public right-of-way, located on a publicly owned tree, fence, utility pole, or otherwise posted on public property. Any signs found to be in the County right-of-way or otherwise in violation of the Sign Ordinance are subject to immediate removal.

To view/print the complete Sign Ordinance, visit the County website at:

For questions regarding the Sign Ordinance, please call the Community Development Agency, Development Services Division, at (530) 621-5355.