RICHMOND, VA – Crews from the Department of Public Works have started removing unlawful signs from city rights-of-way since this past Monday, October 1.
In accordance with Richmond Code §38-111 – §38-116, with the exception of Neighborhood Watch signs and those authorized by City Council, no advertising signs or any type are permitted in the public right-of-way.
“We are committed to cleaning up our right-of-way. We do not want the appearance of litter on private property, nor do we want it on our public right-of-way,” said Bobby Vincent, Director of Public Works.
Those who violate the ordinance may face a $50 maximum fine for each sign. The blitz will include areas in all nine Council Districts and initially will last approximately one week. For information on city services and schedules, visit www.Richmondgov.com. To make an online service request, visit www.RVA311.com or call Customer Care at 3-1-1.
Sharon North, a spokesperson with the Richmond Department of Public Works, said no advertising signs of any type are permitted in public areas.
“Now we’re just making an all-out effort for an entire week to take up as many signs as we can,” North said. “Of course if we’ve missed some areas, we’ll continue to grab those even after the week is over. We want the city to look nice. It needs to have a certain appearance — one that we all can appreciate and be proud of — and you can’t do that when you have all these illegal signs out,” she added.
So this includes political signs, “I Buy Houses” signs, concerts and more are now illegal. Watch where you’re posting things please!