Court upholds denial of billboard permit, rejects challenges to nearby advertisement’s permit validity

Topic: Outdoor Advertising, Decided by: Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 2417919 , Decision Date: February 6, 2024 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Court affirmed the denial of a company’s request for an off-premises sign permit, on the grounds that the proposed billboard would unlawfully fall within 100 feet of an existing sign dictated by a pre-existing permit. The applicant had argued that the pre-existing permit should be excluded from spacing calculations because its utilization of an old government certification made the permit void.  But the Court found that the outdated certificate posed no significant harm and thus was not fatal to the pre-existing permit. Further, even if the permit had been issued unlawfully, it had not yet been revoked.

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