Homeowners Associations cannot limit political yard signs


According to the Johnson County Republican Party, several candidates and voters recently have encountered some homeowners associations that claim to have rules against political yards signs or the number of signs someone can put in their yard. This is in violation of Kansas State Law. In situations like these, Kansas State Law takes precedent and these HOAs cannot enforce rules that are in conflict.

Here is the state statute along with the web link that prohibits these homes association covenants. The statute provides no limit on the number of signs.

Statute 58-3820: Restrictive covenants; political yard signs; limitations. (a) On and after the effective date of this act, any provision of a restrictive covenant which prohibits the display of political yard signs, which are less than six square feet, during a period commencing 45 days before an election and ending two days after the election is hereby declared to be against public policy and such provision shall be void and unenforceable.

(b)   The provisions of this section shall apply to any restrictive covenant in existence on the effective date of this act.

History:   L. 2008, ch. 165, § 5; May 29.


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