Sign blitz begins this week

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On Thursday, June 26, Anderson County Public Works employees will begin an Illegal Sign Blitz throughout t he County. Non-permitted signage will be removed from the right-of-way on county roads. Public Works will suspend operations on Thursday to put as many people as possible on the task. Signs that are removed will be stored at the White Street Convenience Center located at 2151 White Street Extension.

“Illegal signage detracts from the beauty of our County,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “The Public Works Division will put a lot of effort into this all out Blitz to clean our right-of-ways, which is a giant step toward our goal of ensuring the maintenance of an attractive community environment. I’m certain that residents will see a big difference by the end of the day. Thursday’s event will also kick off Anderson County’s policy of zero tolerance for illegal signage.”

Staff training took place on Wednesday at the Civic Center of Anderson.

Anderson County Code of Ordinance Section 38-255 reads: “A security deposit shall be required for each permit for temporary signs. Deposit shall be returned to the permit holder provided the sign has been removed after the expiration of the thirty-day period or the deposit will be forfeited.”

Other requirements include:

Minimum setback required: Five (5) feet from any defined right-of-way or property line or fifteen (15) feet from edge of pavement if there is not a defined right-of-way.

Applicant is responsible for contacting SCDOT (864.260.2251 for right-of-way information on all state roads.

Applicant is responsible for contacting the County Roads Department (864.260.4190 for right-of-way information on all county roads.

If placing signage on private property, applicant must obtain permission from the property owner and provide the Development Standards Department with a copy of this documentation with application.

Permit Applications and accompanying information are available for download at

www.andersoncountysc.org/web/admin/documents/devstandards/TemporarySignPacket.pdf