Troup County GA reviewing sign code.

The Lagrange Daily News reports that Troup County, Georgia will vote on a 90 day sign moratorium on March 21.  The moratorium will give the County Commissioners time to consider whether to permit digital and electronic billboards and what changes are necessary to the sign code to comply with Reed v Gilbert.

Insider’s take:  It’s amazing how many communities still have sign codes susceptible to a Reed v Gilbert challenge.  The outdated codes contain multiple sign classifications (e.g. yard signs, political signs, on-premise, off-premise, religious, real estate signs, community signs…).  If you need to read the sign to determine what regs apply the code may be subject to a Reed v Gilbert challenge.  A sign code with just two categories – on-premise and off-premise –  is ok under Reed v Gilbert.


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