There is a new kind of flower blooming across the Texas panhandle - the "politicussignus," also known as the political sign. There are not hard to miss, almost every corning in Amarillo has one and even some homes have them in their yards. But did you know that some places it is illegal to place them?

What To Know

According to TxDOT, campaign signs on public lands is illegal. It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way. Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission. Keep in mind that if the owner’s property is adjacent to a state-maintained roadway, it is their responsibility to know where the right of way begins and ends. Unsure? Contact your local TxDOT office. Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.

Sign Removal

If you've placed your sign in the right of way or it is posing a traffic hazard, TxDOT will remove it without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner. In some cases where it is a big, almost billboard sized sign, that cost can add up.

This year, before you decide to do your sign planting, make sure you check that it won't cost you in the end. Happy election year!

*The signs pictured in this story is purely for editorial purposes. This is not a political endorsement of any candidate.