SECTION 730:35-5-4. Licensing outdoor advertising businesses  


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  • (a)   No person, firm or corporation shall engage in, or continue in, the outdoor advertising business by the erection and/or maintenance of outdoor advertising signs, displays, or devices in the adjacent area or control area on any Interstate or Primary highway in this State without first obtaining a license from the Department authorizing such person, firm, or corporation to conduct such business as an outdoor advertising company. The license fee shall be payable in advance, by certified check or money order only, in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00). Each license shall expire on June 30 of each year and the license fee shall not be prorated for a part of a year. Applications for licenses shall be made upon forms provided by the Department and shall state the name and address of the applicant and such additional information as may be required by the Department for the purpose of administering the Act. The information contained in the application shall be verified under oath by the applicant, a partner of the firm or an authorized officer of the corporation.
    (b)   Applications for renewals of licenses shall be made to the Department, upon forms provided by the Department, on or prior to June 1st preceding the expiration date. Applications shall be accompanied by the annual renewal fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00), payable by certified check or money order only. Renewal applications shall contain such information as may be required by the Department for the purpose of administering the Act and the information thus submitted shall be verified under oath of the applicant, a partner of the firm or an authorized officer of the corporation.
    (c)   Any person, firm, or corporation erecting only outdoor advertising signs, displays, and devices which advertise his own business, products, or profession, and which signs are located upon the property where such business is conducted, products sold, or profession practiced, shall not be considered as being in the outdoor advertising business and shall not be required to obtain a license or sign permit from the Department.
    (d)   A late fee consisting of fifty dollars ($50.00) per month or any part thereof shall be charged by the Department for any late filing for a license or license renewal. (Date of receipt will be determined by postmark.) All such fees are to be payable in advance by certified check or money order only.
    (e)   Failure to obtain a license as required by this rule or failure to renew a license when required shall immediately cause all outdoor advertising signs owned by the party to be in violation of these regulations and therefore a public nuisance subject to removal as provided by law.
    (f)   Providing false information on the application or renewal shall be sufficient grounds to deny the license or license renewal.
[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 4695, eff 10-11-93; Amended at 17 Ok Reg 1384, eff 5-11-00; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 1703, eff 7-1-09]