Signs That Could Get You Fined (Or Worse)!

June 15, 2016 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Lexington Signage

Today, we thought we’d save you some time and money by letting you know which signs are no nos in the Town of Lexington. And yes, the penalties are steep. Violating the sign ordinance can land you with either a fine of up to $500 per day per sign and/or 30 days in jail.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about signage for your business specifically, contact John Hanson at (803) 951-4655 or

Signs That Are Prohibited In The Town of Lexington

  • Signs that imitate traffic or emergency signals
  • Signs that confuse, distract or divert motorist
  • Signs that obstruct doors, fire escapes, etc.
  • Signs that emit noise
  • Signs that flash or pulsate
  • Signs that move
  • Signs that blow in the wind
  • Signs that are attached to utility poles, street signs, trees, rocks or benches
  • Signs that advertise a home business
  • Neon signs, fluorescent signs
  • Roof signs
  • Signs in the public right of way
  • Signs on or attached to vehicles. Wrapped vehicles must be parked one space back from the right of way.
  • Balloons
  • Searchlights
  • Signs that are animated
  • Moving message boards (LED signs)