Local zoning authorities may certify to the Board of Transportation when they have established effective control within zoned commercial and industrial areas, through regulations or ordinances with respect to size, lighting and spacing of outdoor advertising signs consistent with the intent of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965, Section 131 of Title 23 of the United States Code, and with customary use.  Upon authorization from the Chief Engineer to the local zoning authority, the size, lighting and spacing requirements set forth in G.S. 136 Articles 11 and 11A or 19A NCAC 02E .0200, will not apply to those areas and the local zoning authority shall be authorized to issue permits for the erection and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136-130;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2012; November 1, 1993.