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Advertising Device Permit

Regulations

29 V.I.C. § 502 - The erection or maintenance of any advertising device upon any publicly owned and controlled street, sidewalk, park or other real property, or the erection and maintenance of any such device located within fifty (50) feet from the center line of any public highway in the Virgin Islands, whether on public or private property, without a written permit therefore granted by the Commissioner of Public Works is prohibited.

  1. Advertising device permits are granted for a six-month period. 
  2. The advertising device permit must be approved prior to the installation of said device(s).
  3. Advertising devices cannot be placed within 10 feet from the outer edge of any highway.
  4. Advertising devices must not block motorists’ visibility of traffic signs, informational signs, the roadway, or other devices at designated locations.
  5. All advertising devices must be no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet.
  6. All advertising devices must be affixed to post(s) and securely erected in the ground.
  7. Advertising devices cannot be attached to, or placed on, any of the following: traffic signs, traffic signals, utility poles, highway medians, trees, walls, government buildings, curbs, or guardrails.
  8. Advertisers must properly maintain their devices throughout the duration of its installation.
  9. Advertisers are responsible for the installation and removal of devices in a timely manner.
  10. Advertisers can select up to 10 sites, per district, from the designated locations list.
  11. The department has imposed a limit on the number of signs placed at each location; device permits will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.
  12. Please include a photo of the advertisement with your permit application submittal.

     PERMIT FEE STRUCTURE

    Notice

    $20 per notice

    Must not exceed 12 inches x 12 inches

    Sign

    $75 per sign

    Must not exceed 12 inches x 18 inches

    Poster

    $50 per poster

    Must not exceed 2 feet x 3 feet

    Billboard

    $100 per billboard

    Larger than 2 feet x 3 feet

    Digital Billboard

    $100 per billboard

     

    Application Fee

    $25 per advertising device

  • PAYMENT IS DUE UPON NOTIFICATION OF PERMIT APPROVAL.
  • THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY ADVERTISING DEVICE OR IMPOSE A MAXIMUM FINE OF $50.00 PER DAY, PER DEVICE FOR ANY REGULATION VIOLATION.
  • FUTURE ADVERTISING DEVICE PERMITTING CAN ALSO BE AFFECTED FOR FLAGRANT VIOLATORS.

Apply

Download, complete, and submit the application to the Department of Public Works main office. View a list of office hours and locations.

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The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) is mandated to plan, construct and maintain our public roads, highways, storm drainage systems, buildings, transportation systems, parking facilities and cemeteries.

Contact Us

ST. THOMAS OFFICE

Phone: (340) 776-4844
8244 Sub Base
Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802

ST. CROIX OFFICE

Phone: (340) 773-1290
6002 Annas Hope
Christiansted, VI 00820

ST. JOHN OFFICE

Phone: (340) 776-6346
6 Susannaberg
Cruz Bay, VI 00830