The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works regulates billboards and similar advertising devices posted on or near public roadways and public spaces to promote the safety, comfort, security, and welfare of the people of the Virgin Islands and to conserve the natural beauty of areas adjacent to such public highways. All advertising devices shall be governed by the provisions of Virgin Islands Code Title 29, Chapter 9 - Regulation of Billboards.
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 from the Commissioner of Public Works is prohibited.
An approved advertising device permit must be obtained before installing or erecting any devices. A fee will be charged for each chosen advertising device.
Advertising devices (Notice) with dimensions not exceeding 12" x 12" - $20 for each notice
Advertising devices (Posters) with dimensions not exceeding 2' x 3' - $50 for each poster
Advertising devices (Signs) with dimensions not exceeding 12" x 18" - $75 for each sign
Advertising devices (Billboards) with dimensionsexceeding 2' x 3' - $100 for each billboard (size must be approved by DPW)
Advertising devices (Digital Billboards) with dimensions exceeding 2' x 3' - $100 for each application (size must be approved by DPW)
Posted advertising devices must be installed at least 10 feet from the edge of pavement or roadway and at least 25 feet away from intersections.
Advertising devices are not permitted within 25 feet of traffic signal systems.
Advertising devices (banners) must not be attached to trees unless given approval from the Department of Agriculture.
Advertising devices must not block the visibility of any traffic signs, informational signs, or motorist visibility of the roadway or traffic.
Advertising devices are not allowed before, along, or after the Christiansted Bypass.
Advertising devices must not be attached to any of the following items:
Highway Median Walls
The Department of Public Works reserves the right to remove any advertising device if any of these regulations are violated.
Advertising device(s) must be repaired or removed immediately if it is torn or damaged. There is a maximum fine of $50.00 per day for each device for any violation.