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Delaware Department of Transportation Begins Enforcing New Sign Laws

Illegal signs posted along the roadway DelDOT is enforcing laws designed to keep the State's Rights-Of-Way clear from illegal and dangerous signs.
  • DelDOT must remove any sign posted in the Clear Zone (in medians and approx. 10' from the edge of the pavement), including those attached to utility poles anywhere along the roadway.
  • Any sign in the State's Rights-of-Way that is not in the Clear Zone will also be removed.
  • Exemptions apply outside the Clear Zone only for signs posted during a period of 30-days prior to and 30-days after an election, in a district in which an election is held.
  • Sign owners are subject to fines of $25 per sign and a recovery fee of $15 per sign.
  • Confiscated signs will be disposed of after 30 days. The fines still apply.
Please Note:  The diagram below applies to the exception during the Election Cycle. This year the election cycle extends from August 12, 2012 to December 6, 2012.
Enforcement Limits
Last Updated: Monday, 13-Aug-2012 13:27:01 Eastern Daylight Time
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