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Rules for Signs
Posted on Monday March 19, 2018

Rules for Signs

Signs shall not be posted where government business is transacted, since members of the public coming to transact their business should not think there is an expectation of favoritism of influence.  That pertains to the Civic Center (inside and outside) and Town Hall (inside and outside).  Open space, town-owned public property constitutes a public forum and are acceptable places to locate signs according to the following time, place, and manner rules.

  • Signs on town-owned public property shall not exceed two (2) square foot in size.
  • Signs on town-owned public property shall not be affixed to any structure but shall be free standing and ground-mounted in style.
  • Signs on town-owned public property shall not restrict the physical movement of any person or motor vehicle.
  • Signs on town-owned public property shall not impair pedestrian and/or motorist line of sight.
  • Signs on town-owned public property shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours from the close of the voting on May 1, 2018.
  • Signs shall not be placed on town-owned public property either on the grounds or inside or outside the buildings at 2 Plum Street (Town Hall) and 500 Tazewell Avenue (Civic Center).
  • The Virginia Department of Transportation regulates the signage on their property, not the Town of Cape Charles, - direct questions, comments, or concerns to that agency.
  • Signs on private property are placed by way of agreement between the parties.
  • Signs on private property shall not obstruct pedestrian movement and/or motor vehicle traffic, nor impair vision and line of sight.

For questions or more information, please contact Town Planner Larry DiRe at or 757-331-2036.


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