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Placement and Removal of Real Estate Signs Affected by Changes Proposed in State of Virginia’s HB553

The State of Virginia recently approved HB 553, which permits local government bodies to adopt ordinances to control and enforce signage regulation in public highway rights-of-way (ROW). At closer glance, this legislation provides authority to county employees (and others defined in the Bill) to remove and confiscate signs from the ROW. It also allows for provisions to the sign owner to reclaim the sign within a specified time frame. And finally, the legislation exempts placement of signs by hand or foot from the one call requirement.

For a copy of HB 553, contact Jessica Roger.