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Moratorium on signs set in Forsyth County
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Forsyth County commission has enacted a 30-day moratorium on signs.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, the county’s planning department will stop accepting sign applications.

In addition, signs won’t be allowed to be set up, with the only exemptions for expression signs and signs put up via permits applied for before the moratorium.

According to a news release from the county’s government, expression signs are those not otherwise specifically defined and permitted in the county ordinance and which express an idea. Those don’t require a permit and will continue to be allowed.

The news release states that the moratorium was enacted in order to allow the county’s attorney time to review the local sign ordinance to ensure it’s not inconsistent with the court’s ruling June 18 on a case in Arizona.

The commission likely will get an update on the matter at its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. July 2.