The Truckload Bunch
Walton County, Georgia
Summary of The Law
It is illegal to place signs and banners within the right-of-way of a public roadway in Walton County. They are also illegal in a median, on utility poles, traffic signals and trees, on public property, on private property without permission. The right-of-way is typically the unpaved area between the edge of the roadway and utility poles and can be over fifty feet wide. Illegal signs are typically made of corrugated plastic or paper and advertise something (there is no right to commercial free speech). Offenders are subject to fines and/or imprisonment, and each day is a seperate offense!
There are some signs which are normally legal when placed beyond the right-of-way: signs on private property, street number signs, signs with a valid permit affixed. If in doubt, leave the sign alone and call Walton County Planning and Development at (770) 267-1485 for clarification. There is a special provision for kiosk signs (see below).
The law does not prohibit any citizen from removing and destroying illegal signs just like any other abandoned roadside trash. We ask you to please help! If you see signs like these, please remove them immediately! They are hurting YOUR property values and quality of life! Your neighborhood or business doesn't have to tolerate this damage for someone's selfish commercial benefit..
We are among the many volunteers who work to keep the roadways free of trash, illegal signs, graffiti and other urban blight. We wish everyone success in their endeavors, and only ask that people advertise legally and ethically rather than add to the litter on our streets and highways.
Incorporated areas also have sign ordinances. Contact the appropriate code enforcement department for more info.
City of Monroe (770) 267-7536
City of Loganville (770) 466-2633
Walton County Website
Loganville Online Forum
Walton County Public Schools
Walton County Citizens for Quality Growth
Hall of Shame
If we need a roofer we will look in the phone book, not on the side of the road!We have tried asking the builders to stop but some don't even think they are doing anything wrong:
The Coldwell Banker sign could be legal, but the others aren't
These signs are illegal because they are in the Right-Of-Way
Builders and their agents ignore the law