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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 2. Advertisers [5200 - 5486]

  ( Chapter 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 991. )

ARTICLE 4. Licenses [5300 - 5303]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 991. )

5300.
  

(a) A person engages in the business of outdoor advertising whenever, personally or through employees, that person places an advertising display, changes the advertising message of an advertising display that does not pertain exclusively to that person’s business and is visible to a state highway or freeway.

(b) A manufacturer or distributor of a product for sale to the general public does not engage in the business of outdoor advertising when furnishing a sign pertaining to the product to a retailer of that product for installation on the retailer’s place of business or when installing on the retailer’s place of business a sign containing advertising pertaining to the product, the name or the business of the retailer.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 787, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2001.)

5301.
  

No person shall engage in or carry on the business or occupation of outdoor advertising without first having paid the license fee provided by this chapter. The fee is payable annually in advance on the first day of July of each year to the director or his authorized agent. Each license shall remain in force for the term of one year from and after the first day of July, and may be renewed annually.

A license shall be obtained whether or not the advertising display requires a permit.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 991.)

5302.
  

All licenses issued on or after the first day of July shall expire on the 30th day of June following the date of issue. Fees for original licenses issued after the first day of July of each year shall be apportioned and collected on the basis of one-twelfth of the fee for each month or part thereof remaining in the fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 991.)

5303.
  

Every application for a license shall be made on a form to be furnished by the director. It shall state the full name of the applicant and the post office address of his fixed place of business and shall contain a certification that the applicant has obtained a copy of the provisions of this chapter and any regulations adopted thereunder and is aware of their contents.

The issuance of a license entitles the holder to engage in or carry on the outdoor advertising business and to apply for permits during the term of the license.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 653, Sec. 8.)

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