Illegal Sign Removal Program on Roads

Fairfax County removes signs that are illegally put on or along selected roads under a program that started on July 1, 2013. This includes political campaign signs, advertising signs and more.

Signs will be regularly picked up every week between Tuesday and Thursday by the Sheriff’s Community Labor Force. Signs will not be cleaned up based on public complaints.

The county is removing signs to assist the Virginia Department of Transportationbut VDOT is still responsible for maintaining the roads.

Photo of an illegal sign on a road

What You Should Know

  • Signs will not be removed from neighborhood streetsonly selected major roads across the county. Create or join a VDOT Adopt-a-Highway group to remove signs from neighborhood streets and other roads.
  • The clean-up program does not address signs on private property. For complaints about signs on private property only, use this online form. Learn more about the rules for signs on private property and other locations.
  • Only signs will be removed from roads—not trash or litter.
  • Contact VDOT about signs that cause a safety hazard on the roads at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY 711, or use VDOT's online form.

After the county removes a sign, it will be stored for five calendar days at the I-66 Transfer Station where it may be reclaimed. Signs will be destroyed after five days. However, VDOT's Adopt-a-Highway groups may collect signs at any time on their designated roads, and they may destroy these signs immediately.

For more information about the county's sign removal program, call 703-324-SIGN (7446), TTY 711.

Roads in the Sign Removal Program

The purple lines on this map mark the roads that are included in the county's sign removal program. These roads are also listed below this map.

  • Amherst Ave.
  • Backlick Rd.
  • Balls Hill Rd
  • Baron Cameron Ave
  • Beulah Rd
  • Beulah St
  • Blake Ln
  • Braddock Rd.
  • Burke Centre Parkway
  • Burke Lake Rd.
  • Centreville Rd.
  • Chain Bridge Rd.
  • Clifton Rd.
  • Columbia Pike
  • Crosspointe Dr.
  • Dranesville Rd.
  • Edsall Rd.
  • Fairfax County Parkway
  • Fairlakes Parkway
  • Fort Hunt Rd.
  • Franconia Rd.
  • Franconia Springfield Parkway
  • Frontier Dr.
  • Gallows Rd.
  • Georgetown Pike
  • Great Falls St.
  • Hayfield Rd.
  • Hidenbrook Dr.
  • Huntsman Blvd.
  • Idylwood Rd.
  • Jermantown Rd.
  • Kingstowne Village Parkway
  • Kingstowne Blvd.
  • Kirby Rd.
  • Lawyers Rd.
  • Lewinsville Rd.
  • Little River Turnpike
  • Lorton Rd.
  • New Braddock Rd.
  • North Kings Highway
  • Nutley St.
  • Old Chain Bridge Rd.
  • Old Centreville Rd. (between Route 28 & 29)
  • Old Dominion Dr.
  • Old Keene Mill Rd.
  • Poplar Tree Rd.
  • Prosperity Ave.
  • Ravensworth Rd.
  • Reston Pkwy.
  • Richmond Highway
  • Rolling Rd.
  • Route 7
  • Route 28
  • Route 29
  • Route 50
  • Route 123
  • Shirley Gate Rd.
  • Silverbrook Rd.
  • South Kings Highway
  • South Lakes Dr.
  • South Van Dorn St.
  • Spring Mall Rd.
  • Springvale Rd.
  • Stringfellow Rd.
  • Sunrise Valley Dr.
  • Sunset Hills Rd.
  • Sydenstricker Rd.
  • Telegraph Rd.
  • Wiehle Ave.
  • Westfields Blvd.
  • West Ox Rd. (west of Lawyers Rd)

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