Illegal Sign Removal Program

The Loudoun County Zoning Administration Division oversees the county's program to remove illegally placed signs from within the Commonwealth of Virginia's right-of-ways located in the county. This program focuses on right-of-ways and is not associated with signs placed on parcels within the county as those signs are regulated by the Zoning Ordinance. The Code of Virginia prohibits advertising within the limit of any highway, which includes the roadway, shoulders, and median strips. 


Penalties for placing illegal signs can include:

  • The removal of the advertisement
  • A $100 fine
  • Paying the costs of removal

Businesses that routinely place illegal signs in right-of-ways could be subject to actions through the court to prevent their continued placement of illegal signs.