(1) “Candidate” means a person seeking public
(2) “Government property” means any tangible
or real property held by the government of Guam.
(3) “Organization” means any political organization
or political action group advocating an issue in a special
or general election.
(4) “Political sign” means all billboards,
posters, banners or displays that advocate a candidate
for political office or any matter to be presented to
the electorate for vote.
(5) “Utility pole” means any pole erected
for street lighting, power lines, and cable television
b. Permit: Fee; Deposit. Any candidate or organization
may apply with the Department of Public Works for a permit
to post campaign signs. The Director of Public Works
is authorized to charge a non-refundable permit fee of
One Hundred Dollars ($100) and a deposit of Two Hundred
Dollars ($200), or as increased from time to time by
rules and regulations promulgated by the Director of
Public Works in accordance with the Administrative Adjudication
Law. Such rules and regulations shall provide for procedures
governing approval or rejection of permits, manner and
location of posting, maintenance of sign and surrounding
area, procedures for notification, removal of signs,
forfeiture of deposit of any sign found in violation
of this Section, and any other rules or regulations necessary
to ensure the safety of the public.
c. Restrictions on Posting of Political Signs.
(1) No political sign may be erected or posted upon
the shoulder of any roadway unless it is eight (8) feet
from the paved portion of the roadway and in such manner
that would not impede traffic or a driver’s visibility,
or erected upon any traffic median strip, sidewalk, road,
(2) No political sign may be erected upon, on or within
any government building, or nailed to any tree or attached
to any fence on government property.
(3) No political sign may be erected or posted within
one hundred (100) feet of any entrance to a public school,
or upon any public school property, including school
fences and gates, except after 6:00 p.m., on the day
before the election date.
(4) No political sign may be posted upon any utility
(5) No political signs may be posted upon any public
park within the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks
and Recreation, the Department of Public Works, or the
(6) No political sign may be erected or posted within
one Hundred (100) feet of any intersection.
d. Period for Posting of Political Signs. Political
signs shall not be erected any earlier than ninety (90)
days before any special or primary election.
e. Size Restriction. No political sign may exceed one
hundred ninety-two (192) square feet in gross sign surface
area. Any sign which exceeds one hundred ninety-two (192
square feet shall be removed immediately by the Department
of Public Works, and all sign materials and any deposit
made shall be automatically forfeited to the government
f. Maintenance of Political Signs. It shall be the responsibility
of every candidate or organization to maintain their
sign in a manner which does not impede the safety of
the public, and which complies with applicable rules
ad regulations as adopted by the Department of Public
Works. Failure of a candidate or any organization to
maintain campaign signs shall be grounds for forfeiture
of any deposit and all sign materials.
g. Removal of Signs. Any sign in violation of any of
the provisions of Subsections (c), (d), (e) or (f) shall
be removed within forty-eight (48) hours by the candidate
or organization after notification by the Department
of Public Works or a Mayor of the village in which the
sign is located. A sign not removed within forty-eight
(48) hours of notification may be removed immediate by
the Department of Public Works or the village Mayor.
Failure to remove any political sign in violation of
this Section shall be grounds for forfeiture of any deposit.
Every political sign shall be removed no later than fifteen
(15) calendar days after the conclusion of any general
or special election. Failure to remove any political
sign within fifteen (15) days after the conclusion of
any general or special election shall be grounds for
forfeiture of any deposit.