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Town of Appomattox, VA
Appomattox County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Appomattox 4-11-1994 as Ch. 6 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements and entertainments — See Ch. 50.
Peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 143.
Advertising a subdivided tract of land for sale — See § 171-8.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Outdoor advertising in sight of public highways, Code of Virginia, § 33.1-351 et seq.
It shall be unlawful for any person within the Town to post up any show bill, notice or advertisement or to brand, write, mark or paint any sign, letters or characters upon any building, wall, fence or property of another person, without first obtaining the consent of the owner of such property or his agent.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person within the Town to tear down or deface any bill or advertisement put up with the consent of the owner of the property whereupon such bill or advertisement is posted.
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect any notice or sign in the name of the Town, or any department thereof, without written authority therefor from the Mayor.
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State law reference: Unauthorized use of name or picture of any person, Code of Virginia, §§ 8.01-40, 18.2-216.1.
It shall be unlawful to erect signs of more than five feet in height or greater than four square feet in area along any street within a school zone or anywhere within the Town where there is a large volume of pedestrian traffic, unless it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Town council that such sign is not a safety hazard to such pedestrian traffic or school children.
Any violation of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).