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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 151. Land Use Permit Regulations

24VAC30-151-670. Prohibited use of right-of-way.

No permit shall be issued for the following uses of the right-of-way:

1. Signs. Signs not otherwise allowed in this chapter shall not be placed on the highway right-of-way or overhang the right-of-way.

2. Vendors on right-of-way. Permits will not be issued to vendors for operation of business within state rights-of-way, except:

a. As may be allowed for waysides and rest areas under the Rules and Regulations for the Administration of Waysides and Rest Areas (see 24VAC30-50-10 and 24VAC30-151-760) and the Rules and Regulations for the Administration of Parking Lots and Environs (24VAC30-100-10).

b. Vendors of newspapers and written materials enjoy constitutional protection under the First Amendment to place or operate their services within rights-of-way, provided they neither impede traffic nor impact the safety of the traveling public. Newspaper vending machine size, placement, and location shall be as directed by the district administrator's designee for that area.

c. To localities to administer mobile food vending on nonlimited access highways, where the vending operations are regulated by local ordinances, operated consistent with such ordinances, and in accordance with the Commonwealth Transportation Board's regulations and policies.

3. Dwellings. No private dwellings, garages, or similar structures shall be placed or constructed within the right-of-way, except as may be allowed under 24VAC30-151-220 and 24VAC30-151-230.

Statutory Authority

§§ 33.2-118 and 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. March 17, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 2, eff. October 21, 2015; Volume 34, Issue 25, eff. September 5, 2018.

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