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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Nov 08

Right-of-Way Sign Enforcement

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 8:28 AM by Communications Department

The appearance of city streets is one elementsigns1_SC of what can make a place attractive. From grass mowing and landscaping to the removal of litter and illegal signage, City departments make considerable efforts to keep our rights-of-way attractive. City Code prohibits the placement of posters and temporary signs in the City’s rights-of-way. Unfortunately, this activity is difficult to control because the perceived benefit to advertisers is high and the threat of prosecution to offenders is low. Every few weeks, staff from the Department of Codes Compliance patrol the City’s major thoroughfares to remove illegal signage. When appropriate, staff will engage those responsible to advise them of the City’s code and to take enforcement action.
You can help make Newport News more attractive by removing illegal temporary signage placed in the green areas between the sidewalk and the road. For more information on how you can help, please contact the Department of Codes Compliance at