Cork County Council has launched a new policy to deal with unauthorised advertising vehicles, trailers, signs, including vehicles offered for sale on public roads.

Using powers contained in the 1993 Roads Act, any unauthorised advertising vehicle, trailer, sign or vehicle offered for sale on the public roadside will be affixed with a sticker instructing its immediate removal.  This includes (but is not limited to) such vehicles or signs on public roadways, footpaths, grass margins, hard shoulders, lay-bys, roundabouts, and signs on poles, fences, bridges, flyovers.  If the vehicle / sign is not removed, or if the same vehicle / sign is found on the public roadside at any time in the future, it will be removed by Cork County Council and stored for a maximum of 6 weeks, before being disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the 1993 Roads Act.

The Council reminds persons seeking to reclaim a vehicle /sign that the costs of removal and storage of the vehicle / sign must be paid in full to the Council before the impounded vehicle /sign can be released. These costs are likely to be substantial.

The policy comes into effect from Monday 17th July 2017.

Cork County Council also invites the public to do its part in improving road safety and bringing an end to this dangerous practice by contacting the Council’s relevant Municipal District Engineering office, with details of any such unauthorised vehicles / signs that may come to the attention of the public.

Contact details for Municipal District Engineering Offices may be found on the Council’s website.