(a)  Prior to the revocation of an outdoor advertising permit, the district engineer shall notify the permit holder/sign owner by certified mail of the alleged violation under Rule .0210 of this Section.  The permit holder/sign owner shall be given thirty (30) days in which to bring the sign into compliance, if permissible by these rules, or provide information concerning the alleged violation to the district engineer to be considered prior to the actual revocation.  The district engineer shall consider the information provided by the permit holder prior to any revocation of a permit.

(b)  When, in the opinion of the District Engineer, a violation of Rule .0210 of this Section has occurred, he shall so notify the permit holder/sign owner  for the outdoor advertising structure by certified mail, return receipt requested, stating the factual and statutory or regulatory basis for the revocation, and include a copy of the Outdoor Advertising rules  The notification shall also state that because the structure is in violation of the provisions of the Outdoor Advertising Control Act or the rules in this Section, the structure is unlawful and a nuisance and that if the structure is not removed or made to conform to the provisions of the act or the rules within 30 days after receipt of the notification, if permitted by these rules, the Department of Transportation or its agents shall, at the expense of the permit holder/sign owner, remove the outdoor advertising structure.

(c)  An outdoor advertising structure cannot be made to conform to the Outdoor Advertising Control Act or these Rules when the permit is revoked under 19A NCAC 2E .0210 (2),(3),(11), or (12).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑130; 136‑134;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; November 1, 1993; December 1, 1990; June 15, 1981.