Public Works Will Start Removing Political Signs by Dec. 6 at a Cost of $150 Per Sign if Owners Fail to Do So

Community Center Published On November 15, 2022 05:29 PM
Staff Consortium | November 15, 2022 05:29:38 PM

Political signs in the Sunny Isle area.

The V.I. Department of Public Works on Tuesday notified all candidates that political signs, including the posts/frames the signs were placed on, must be removed by Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

DPW congratulated all newly elected and re-elected candidates of the 2022 political season. The department said it understood the need for candidates to reach voters through roadside signage, however, with elections over, all political signs—on public or private property—must be removed from roadsides.

"Be advised, if signs are not removed by December 6, DPW will remove said advertising devices at a $150 fee, per sign," the department said in a release. "The sign owner will be unable to retrieve said signs unless payment is made in full. If signs are not collected within 30 days after removal, they will be discarded. Future permitting will be impacted for violators."

Public Works said it is the responsibility of each candidate and/or their campaign organization to comply with the department’s rules regarding removal of any signs on the roadside.

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