What are the regulations for limited duration campaign signs in Chesterfield County?

Temporary signs, known as limited duration signs in Sec. 19.1-278 of the county ordinance, are easy to procure, inexpensive and simple to install. They can provide an effective way to advertise. There are legal limits on where such signs may be posted in Chesterfield County.

Illegally installed temporary signs in the public right-of-way are subject to removal, citation and/or fines, per Virginia code section 33.2-1224.

Applying for a Permit
Apply for a temporary sign permit by using the Community Development Division's Enterprise Land Management (ELM) Citizen Access Portal. After creating an account in ELM, apply for a limited duration sign permit by following these instructions (PDF). View more information about the ELM portal. Questions? Contact Planning

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