32-21-13 Display of Political Signs on Property Subject to Restrictive
Covenants or Homeowners Association
IC 32-21-13-1 Application of election law definitions
Sec. 1. The definitions
3-5-2 apply to this chapter.
As added by P.L.5-2010, SEC.1.
IC 32-21-13-2 "Rules"
Sec. 2. As used in this
chapter, "rules" refers to any of the following:
homeowners association rule.
IC 32-21-13-3 "Sign"
Sec. 3. As used in this
chapter, "sign" refers only to a sign advocating:
election or defeat of one (1) or more candidates for:
support for or opposition to:
political party; or
political party's candidates; or
approval or disapproval of a public question.
IC 32-21-13-4 Prohibition on homeowner association
adoption or enforcement of rules relating to display of political signs;
Sec. 4. Except as
provided in section 5 of this chapter, a homeowners association may not adopt
or enforce a rule that prohibits a member of the homeowners association from
displaying a sign on the member's property during the period:
beginning thirty (30) days before; and
ending five (5) days after;
the date of the election to which the sign relates.
IC 32-21-13-5 Permissible rules relating to display
of political signs
Sec. 5. A homeowners
association may adopt and enforce rules relating to a sign described in section
3 of this chapter if the rules do any of the following:
Restrict the size of a sign if the rule permits a homeowner to display a sign
that is at least as large as signs commonly displayed during election
Restrict the number of signs that may be displayed if the rule permits a
homeowner to display a reasonable number of signs.
Restrict the locations where a sign may be displayed. However, a restriction
under this subdivision may not prohibit the display of a sign:
(A) in a
window on the homeowner's property; or
the ground that is part of the homeowner's property.
IC 32-21-13-6 Homeowners association may remove sign
that violates permitted rules
Sec. 6. A homeowners
association may remove a sign that violates the rules permitted by this chapter.
IC 32-21-13-7 Political activity on homeowners
association property may not be prohibited; exception
Sec. 7. (a) This
section does not apply to homeowners association property if:
access to the property from the outside is controlled by gates or other means;
common areas, including roads and sidewalks, are privately owned and
(b) As used in this
section, "homeowners association property" refers to real property
owned by any of the following:
member of the homeowners association.
members of the homeowners association in common.
(c) A homeowners
association may not adopt or enforce a rule or covenant that prohibits, or has
the effect of prohibiting:
individual who holds an elected office;
spouse of a candidate or individual who holds an elected office; or
volunteer worker of a candidate or individual who holds an elected office;
from entering onto homeowners association property
for purposes of conducting political activity.
As added by P.L.73-2014, SEC.1. Amended by