(a)  Initial and annual renewal fees shall be paid by the sign owners for each permit requested in order to defer the costs of the administrative and inspection expenses incurred by the Division of Highways of the Department of Transportation in administering the permit procedures.

(b)  An initial nonrefundable fee of one hundred and twenty dollars ($120.00) per outdoor advertising structure shall be submitted with each permit application and an annual nonrefundable renewal fee of sixty dollars ($60.00) per sign structure shall be paid by the sign owners on or before April 15 of each year to the appropriate district engineer.  Sign owners must return the information required under Paragraph (c) of this Rule with their annual renewal fees.

(c)  The Division of Highways of the Department of Transportation shall send an invoice for the annual renewal fee to each sign owner/permit holder with a valid permit.  For a renewal to be approved, the sign owner/permit holder must submit the signed invoice along with the renewal fee.  If requested, the permit holder/sign owner shall provide a valid lease or other proof of interest in the land where the sign is located.  Failure to submit this documentation within 30 days of written request from the District Engineer by certified mail will subject the permit to revocation under 19A NCAC 2E .0210(4).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136-130; 136-133;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993; October 1, 1991; December 1, 1990; July 1, 1986;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 16, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000.