163.31 Removal of advertising device definitions.

As used in sections 163.31 to 163.33 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Advertising device" includes any legally erected and maintained outdoor sign, display, device, figure, painting, drawing, message, placard, poster, billboard, or other contrivance designed, intended, or used to advertise or to give information in the nature of advertising, or any part of any such contrivance, the advertisement on which is visible from the traveled way of any street, road, or highway in this state.

(B) "Erect" means to construct or allow to be constructed, but does not include any activity performed incident to a change of an advertisement or normal maintenance of an advertising device.

(C) "Just compensation" means the payment of compensation by a public agency that orders the removal of an advertising device, in the same manner as it would for other property acquired pursuant to this chapter.

(D) "Maintain" means to preserve, keep in repair, continue, allow to exist, or restore if destroyed by an act of God or vandalism.

(E) "Public agency" has the same meaning as in section 163.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Visible" means capable of being seen, whether or not legible, without visual aid by a person of normal acuity.

Effective Date: 10-09-1981.