19A NCAC 02E .0221      FEES

(a)  All logo signs shall be constructed and maintained by the Department.  These logo signs shall be owned by the Department.  The participating logo business shall pay an annual fee established by the Board of Transportation.  All logo contracts existing under prior administrative code provisions are terminated in accordance with the terms of those contracts.  However, existing participants shall not be required to reapply, but shall be required to sign an appropriate contract in accordance with the new regulations in order to continue their participation.

(b)  The fee for participation in the Logo program is as follows: Mainline, ramp, and trailblazer panels are billed an annual fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per each mainline, ramp and trailblazer panel. The initial payment of the fee shall be paid prior to installation.  The contract runs for one year from the date of installation.  Contracts shall be renewed annually and the fee is due at the contract renewal date.  Every participating business that meets program requirements has a valid contract and pays all required fees shall be automatically renewed except for provisional contracts which shall be reviewed by the Department annually prior to renewal.

(c)  The business shall provide a new or renovated business panel when necessary due to damages caused by acts of vandalism, accidents, or natural causes including natural deterioration.  If the Department replaces a business panel on a logo sign or removes or masks a business panel because of seasonal operation, there shall be no additional charge to the business.

(d)  The fee shall be paid by check or money order and is due in advance of the period of service covered by the fee. Failure to pay a fee when due is grounds for removal of the business panels and termination of the contract. 



History Note:        Authority G.S. 136-89.56; 136-137; 136-139; 143B-346; 143B-348; 143B-350(f); 23 C.F.R. 750, Subpart A; 23 U.S.C. 131(f);

Eff. April 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; April 1, 1994; October 1, 1993; December 1, 1992; September 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 13, 2003;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2004.