2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-831 - Unofficial signs prohibited; penalties

46.2-831. Unofficial signs prohibited; penalties.

No unauthorized person shall erect or maintain on any highway any warning ordirection sign, signal, or light in imitation of any official sign, signal,or light erected as provided by law. No person shall erect or maintain onany highway any traffic or highway sign or signal bearing any commercialadvertising.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit the erection or maintenance of signsor signals bearing the name of an organization authorized to erect it by theCommonwealth Transportation Board or by the local authorities of counties,cities, and towns as provided by law. Nor shall this section be construed toprohibit the erection by contractors or public utility companies of temporarysigns approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation warning motoriststhat work is in progress on or adjacent to the highway.

Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 4 misdemeanor.

(Code 1950, 46-187; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-174; 1982, c. 681; 1989, c. 727.)

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