Small portable advertising signs that sometimes pop up along our roadways are dangerous and unsightly.
It is illegal under state law to place signs in the right-of-way of roads.
The County is empowered to take action on illegal roadside signs by removing them and prosecuting violators.
Click here for guidelines on neighborhood yard sale signs.
Each sign may result in a fine of $100.
Examples of illegal signs include:
Some Signs Out of the Roadway on Private Property Are Legal Subject to Certain Restrictions.
Check the County Zoning Ordinance for these guidelines, or call Neighborhood Services for clarification.
Signs are allowed on residential properties, but there are restrictions on the size, location, numbers of signs and, in certain instances, the length of time signs can be posted. A permit may also be required in some cases.
Guidelines for sign placement can be accessed at the County Zoning Ordinance website (click HERE and search "Signs").
Other things to know about signs outside of the VDOT Right of Way include the following:
IMPORTANT: No signs, either commercial or political, are permitted in the VDOT right of way. Those placing signs in the right of way are acting illegally and endangering their safety and the safety of residents .