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DDOT Announces the Second Proposed Rulemaking for Sign Regulations

Friday, February 13, 2015
 
Media Contacts
Reggie Sanders – (202) 437-0809, reggie.sanders@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the publication of revised proposed rules to regulate the display of outdoor signs and exterior advertising within the District of Columbia. 

The proposed new Title 13 would update and consolidate the District’s current sign regulations into a single title, removing the bulk of these provisions from the Building Code and scattered sections of the DCMR. It would clarify provisions relating to approval of Special Signs and billboards; amend the current rules to respond to issues raised by the Federal Highway Administration; create new Designated Entertainment Areas that would be open to the display of new signs; clarify the existing regulations as they relate to signs on public space, private property, and specific areas of the District; establish a means for enforcement; and establish a permit application fee schedule.

This second proposed rulemaking reflects changes made in response to comments received from the public after the first publication of this rulemaking.

The proposed regulations may be reviewed and comments submitted at http://dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?noticeid=5312901

Written comments are invited during the 90-day comment period and should be submitted to: publicspace.policy@dc.gov.

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