Compliance Resource Bulletins

West Virginia State Sign Regulations

Compliance Resource Bulletins, State-Specific Signs

Our West Virginia State-Specific Signs Compliance – Resource Bulletin will help you understand a variety of signage rules, regulations and requirements enacted in the state. Topics include:

  • No smoking signs
  • Swimming pool signs
  • Concealed weapon signs
  • Cell phone signs
  • Baby surrender signs

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Bulletin Overview

No Smoking Signs

The State of West Virginia prohibits smoking in public schools, public transportation, mines, designated areas of nursing homes and bingo halls, and workplaces posted with no smoking signs. The state law went into effect in 2011 and requires the posting of signs at various locations. (8-27-10a) (21-3-8) (16-9A-4)

Swimming Pool Signs

The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health stipulates the rules governing the use of public swimming pools and spas. The code requires the posting of signs at public swimming pools and spas.

Concealed Weapon Signs

West Virginia allows residents of the state to carry a concealed firearm (CCW) without a license who is: 1) at least 21 years of age, 2) a U.S. citizen, 3) not prohibited from possessing a firearm under the provisions of this Section (61-7-7), and 4) not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law. (61-7-7) There are certain places such as, schools, correctional facilities, courthouses, etc. where CCW is forbidden even with a permit. West Virginia honors the CCW of a number of other states. (61-7-3,4) (61-7-11a)

Cell Phone Signs

The State of West Virginia bans the use of hand-held cell phones for both voice and text communications by all drivers of motorized vehicles. Drivers with learner’s permits may not use any type of wireless communication device while driving. The law, SB 211, became effective on 7/10/2012.

Baby Surrender Signs

Since the first baby surrender (safe-haven) law was enacted in Texas in 1999, all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, have passed safe-haven legislation. The laws allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities.