WVC 17 - 22 - 5
§17-22-5. Payment of compensation upon removal of advertising
signs, displays or devices.
Just and full compensation shall be paid upon the removal of
any outdoor advertising signs, displays or devices, required by
the provisions of section three of this article, which are (i)
lawfully in existence at and upon the effective date hereof or
(ii) lawfully in existence on or after the effective date hereof
adjacent to any highway which shall be designated or redesignated
as a part of the federal-aid interstate or primary systems or
(iii) lawfully erected after the effective date hereof. Such
compensation shall be paid for the following: (a) The taking from
the owner of such sign, display or device of all right, title and
interest in and to the sign, display or device and of the
leasehold or other interest if any, related thereto; and (b) the
taking from the owner of the real property on which the sign,
display or device is located, of the right to lease, erect and
maintain such signs, displays and devices thereon.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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