Neighborhood Associations May Not Prohibit Political Signs

For many years, various Homeowners Associations enacted Covenants and Restrictions which prohibit political signs within their respective neighborhood.

As of Aug. 28, 2018, Missouri statutes will now forbid Homeowners Associations from prohibiting political signs. House Bill 1887 stated, quite simply:

No deed restrictions, covenants, or similar binding agreements running with the land shall prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting the display of political signs.

The statute does, however, allow a Homeowners Association to enact reasonable restrictions as to dates, size, place, number, and manner of display of political signs. “Reasonable” is not defined in the bill.

The Boone County Republican Central Committee applauds this legislation as it protects a citizen’s right to free speech. It also protects and encourages the public to be engaged in the political process.

The relevant Missouri statue number is 442.404.