Worcester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 11-3-2009 as Subtitle I of Title 3 of Bill No. 09-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ ZS 3-101 Prohibition along U.S. Route 50.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect or maintain billboards or other similar structures, signs, posters or display advertising of any kind whatsoever within five hundred feet of U.S. Route 50 from the bridge at Herring Creek to the corporate limits of Ocean City, Maryland; provided, however, that nothing herein shall apply to any such billboard or other similar structure, sign, poster or display advertising erected and in being on July 1, 1943, and provided further that nothing herein shall prohibit signs advertising any lawful business, roadside service or home occupation conducted upon the premises of an owner of land along said roadway or articles lawfully manufactured or grown upon such premises by said owner or signs which advertise the lot or parcel of land on which located as for sale or to let and which contain no other advertising. Any person, firm or corporation violating this provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine of fifty dollars for the first offense and a fine of one hundred dollars or thirty days in jail for the second and subsequent offenses. Each day on which such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.

§ ZS 3-102 Prohibition along MD Route 611.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to erect or maintain billboards or other similar structures, signs, posters or display advertising of any kind whatsoever within five hundred feet of MD Route 611 commencing from the private road running easterly from MD Route 611 to the property now or formerly of Thomas B. McCabe (Map 42, Block 9, Parcel 1, historically known as the Julia Henry House, c. 1799) south to its intersection with South Point Road and then continuing south and terminating at the south end of South Point Road; provided, however, that nothing herein shall apply to any such billboard or other similar structure, sign, poster or display advertising erected and in being on June 1, 1957, and provided further that nothing herein shall prohibit signs advertising any lawful business, roadside service or home occupation conducted upon the premises of an owner of land along said roadway or articles lawfully manufactured or grown upon such premises by said owner or signs which advertise the lot or parcel of land on which located as for sale or to let and which contain no other advertising or any community or geographic region identification sign approved in accordance with the provisions of § ZS 1-324(g) hereof. Any person, firm, association or corporation violating this provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine of fifty dollars for the first offense and a fine of one hundred dollars or thirty days in jail for the second and subsequent offenses. Each day on which such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.