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ACT ON THE MANAGEMENT OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISEMENTS, ETC. AND PROMOTION OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISEMENT INDUSTRY

Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016

Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to create a safe and pleasant living environment and to enhance the competitiveness of outdoor advertising industry by prescribing matters concerning the displaying, installation, etc. of outdoor advertisements and matters necessary for establishing infrastructure for the qualitative improvement of outdoor advertisements.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 29, 2016]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. The term "outdoor advertisements" means advertisements exposed to the public continuously or for a certain period and which can be seen by the public in places where they pass freely (including advertisements displayed on transport facilities or means of transport prescribed by Presidential Decree), such as signboards, digital advertisements (referring to those provide information or advertisement by using digital display, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree), standing signboards, placards, posters, leaflets, and others similar thereto;
2. The term "billboards" means advertising towers, advertising boards, and other artificial structures, which are used to place or display outdoor advertisements (hereinafter referred to as "advertisements");
3. The term "outdoor advertising business" means business which manufactures, displays or installs advertisements or billboards, or handles outdoor advertising for clients.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 2-2 (Attention to Application)
In the application of this Act, due care shall be taken to prevent unjust infringement on the political freedom or other freedoms and rights of the people.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 3 (Permission for or Reporting on Advertisements, etc.)
(1) Any person who intends to display or install advertisements, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree among advertisements or billboards (hereinafter referred to as "advertisements, etc.") in any of the following areas, places or objects shall obtain permission from or report to a Special Self-Governing City Mayor, Special Self-Governing Province Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu (hereinafter referred to as "head of a Si, etc."), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. The same shall also apply where he/she intends to modify matters permitted or reported: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
2. Cultural heritage and protected areas under the Cultural Heritage Protection Act;
3. Preserved mountainous districts under the Mountainous Districts Management Act;
4. Natural parks under the Natural Parks Act;
5. Roads, railroads, airports, ports, tracks, rivers, and areas adjacent thereto prescribed by Presidential Decree;
6. Means of transport prescribed by Presidential Decree;
7. Other areas, places, and objects prescribed by Presidential Decree in order to preserve scenic landscapes and urban environments.
(2) Where a means of transport referred to in paragraph (1) 6 is operated across at least two Special Self-Governing Cities, Special Self-Governing Provinces or Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus, a person who operates the relevant means of transport shall obtain permission from or report to the head of a Si, etc. having jurisdiction over the seat of the head office of the relevant means of transport or the place of domicile where the relevant means of transport is registered. The same shall also apply where he/she intends to modify matters permitted or reported. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) Matters necessary for the criteria for permission or reporting, such as types, shapes, sizes, colors, methods and period for display or installation, of advertisements, etc. referred to in paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Where a Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor or a Do Governor (hereinafter referred to as the "Mayor/Do Governor"; including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor in this paragraph) deems that it is unlikely to interfere with preserving scenic landscapes and public morals, preventing harm to the public and creating a healthy and pleasant living environment, he/she may designate areas prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as commercial areas, tourist destinations, and tourism complexes referred to in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1), as specific areas, and grant leniency for the criteria for permission or reporting under paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(5) When the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) intends to apply the lenient criteria for permission or reporting under paragraph (4), he/she may request the Mayor/Do Governor to relax such criteria. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(6) Matters necessary for the relaxation of the criteria for permission or reporting under paragraph (4) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(7) The owner or manager of a building exceeding a certain size prescribed by Presidential Decree shall submit a signboard display plan on the building (referring to the installation plan which displays the location, area, size, etc. of advertisements, etc. in the arrangement drawing and elevation of the building) to the head of a Si, etc. within the period prescribed by Presidential Decree, and a person who intends to display or install advertisements, etc. in the building shall obtain permission from or report to the head of the relevant Si, etc. according to the signboard display plan submitted by the building owner or manager. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 3-2 (Exceptions to Permission for Advertisements in Metropolitan Areas)
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 (1), in cases of an advertisement displayed on a public structure, such as bus shelters, taxi shelters and regular route bus directional signs, installed in the same pattern by the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor), and an advertisements, etc. displayed or installed in the free advertising zone designated pursuant to Article 4-4 (1), a person who intends to display advertisements thereon shall obtain permission from or report to the Mayor/Do Governor. The same shall also apply where he/she intends to modify matters permitted or reported. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 4 (Prohibition against or Restriction on Advertisements, etc.)
(1) No person shall display or install any advertisement (excluding advertisements prescribed by Presidential Decree) in an area or place, or on an object prescribed by Presidential Decree, in order to preserve scenic landscapes and public morals, prevent harm to the public, and create a healthy and pleasant living environment among areas, places or objects referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 3 (1).
(2) Where the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) deems it particularly necessary to preserve scenic landscapes and good social morals and manners, prevent harm to the public, and create a healthy and pleasant living environment, he/she may designate areas prescribed by Presidential Decree, which are referred to in each subparagraph of Article 3 (1), as specific areas, and tighten the criteria for permission or reporting under Article 3 (3). <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) When the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) intends to apply the stricter criteria for permission or reporting under paragraph (2), he/she may request the Mayor/Do Governor to tighten the criteria for permission or reporting. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(4) Matters necessary to tighten the criteria for permission or reporting referred to in paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) In cases of places of business prescribed by Presidential Decree, which are closely related to public health, traffic safety or the lives of residents, the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) may exclude such places of business from the places of business subject to the tightening of the criteria for permission or reporting under paragraph (2). <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 4-2 (Self-Regulated Areas for Advertisements, etc.)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. may designate areas prescribed by Presidential Decree referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 3 (1), as a self-regulated area for advertisements, etc. (hereinafter referred to as "self-regulated area") so that local residents may create scenic landscapes and continuously maintain and manage a pleasant living environment by autonomously using their originality.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 3 (3), residents in a self-regulated area may autonomously determine shapes, sizes, or colors of advertisements, etc. or methods of displaying or installing them, following consultation among the residents.
(3) In a self-regulated area designated pursuant to paragraph (1), residents shall form and operate a residents' council, and matters necessary for the formation and operation of the residents' council shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Where the head of a Si, etc. deems that a self-regulated area is not being managed to serve the purpose of designation, he/she may revoke the designation of the self-regulated area, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) Matters necessary for the scope of designation of self-regulated areas, the procedures therefor, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(6) The Minister of the Interior and Safety and the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-governing Province Governor) shall provide systematic support for the efficient management of self-regulated areas and improvement in autonomous advertising culture following such management. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 4-3 (Areas for Modelling Improvement of Advertisements, etc.)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. may designate areas prescribed by Presidential Decree referred to in the subparagraphs of Article 3 (1), as areas for modelling improvement of advertisements (hereinafter referred to as "areas for modelling improvement") to create scenic urban landscapes and continuously maintain and manage a pleasant living environment.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 (3), the head of a Si, etc. may determine and provide a public notice of shapes, sizes, or colors of advertisements, etc., or methods of displaying or installing them in areas for modelling improvement. In such cases, the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) shall consult with the Mayor/Do Governor in advance. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) The head of a Si, etc. and the Mayor/Do Governor may provide subsidy to cover expenses incurred in manufacturing and installing advertisements, etc. for those who display or install advertisements, etc. publicly notified pursuant to paragraph (2).
(4) Matters necessary for the scope of designation of areas for modelling improvement, the procedure therefor, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 4-4 (Free Advertising Zone of Advertisements, etc.)
(1) After receiving an application by the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article), the Minister of the Interior and Safety may designate a regions, etc. falling under each subparagraph of Article 3 (1), which is prescribed by Presidential Decree, as a free advertising zone of advertisements, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “free advertising zone”). In such cases, he/she may designate a free advertising zone within a designated period where a characterized environment is created for events opened in specific time such as the time of international events or year-end and New Year’s. <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Notwithstanding Article 3 (3), the Mayor/Do Governor may determine additional standards regarding the shapes, sizes, or colors of advertisements, etc., or methods and period of displaying or installing them in the free advertising zone.
(3) Where the Mayor/Do Governor intends to file an application for the designation of a free advertising zone pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall prepare a master plan for operating the free advertising zones (hereinafter referred to as “master plan”) including the followings and submit it to the Minister of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The purpose of operating the free advertising zone;
2. The location and scope of the free advertising zone;
3. The period of operating the free advertising zone;
4. The standards regarding shapes, sizes, or colors of advertisements, etc., or methods and period of displaying or installing them;
5. Other matters necessary for the operation of the free advertising zone.
(4) Where the Mayor/Do Governor intends to submit the master plan pursuant to paragraph (3), he/she shall go through the consultation with residents, outdoor advertising agencies or relevant experts and the deliberation of the committee for deliberation on outdoor advertising of the Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, Special Self-Governing City, Do or a Special Self-Governing Province pursuant to Article 7 (1), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. In such cases, matters necessary for the procedure and methods, etc. of the consultation with residents, outdoor advertising agencies or relevant experts shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(5) Upon receiving the master plan pursuant to paragraph (3), the Minister of the Interior and Safety shall finalize the master plan after going through the deliberation of the Outdoor Advertising Policy Committee pursuant to Article 7-2. <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(6) Paragraphs (3) through (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the cases where the Minister of the Interior intends to amend the master plan finalized pursuant to paragraph (5): Provided, That where he/she intends to amend minor matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, the consultation and deliberation pursuant to paragraphs (4) and (5) may be omitted.
(7) Where there is a request of the Mayor/Do Governor or it is deemed that a free advertising zone is not operated properly for the purpose of its designation, the Minister of the Interior and Safety may cancel the designation of the free advertising zone as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(8) The Minister of the Interior and Safety and the Mayor/Do Governor may provide support necessary for an efficient operation of free advertising zone. <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(9) In addition to matters prescribed by paragraphs (1) through (8), matters necessary for the designation and operation of free advertising zone shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016]
 Article 5 (Prohibited Advertisements, etc.)
(1) No person shall display or install any of the following advertisements, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Advertisements, etc. similar to traffic signals or road signs, or in the form of degrading the usefulness thereof;
1-2. Advertisements, etc. similar to fire-fighting facilities fire-fighting supplies, or in the form of degrading the usefulness thereof;
2. Other advertisements, etc. which are likely to harm the safety of means of transportation and passage of users.
3. Advertisements, etc. of gambling industry pursuant to subparagraph 1 (a) through (c) of the National Gambling Control Commission Act: Provided, That advertisements directly displayed and installed by the National Gambling Control Commission and advertisements, etc. installed by gambling agencies in business places and outside sales agents to display and guide the location of business places and outside sales agents.
(2) No person shall display any of the following (including manufacturing in case of subparagraphs 2 and 3): <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Content that justifies a criminal act or describes it cruelly;
2. Obscene or decadent content which is likely to undermine public morals;
3. Content which is likely to interfere with the protection and the proper guidance of juveniles;
4. Content that stirs up a speculative spirit in advertisements of gambling industry pursuant to subparagraph 1 (d) through (f) of the Article 2 of the National Gambling Control Commission Act;
5. Racial discriminating or gender discriminating content which is likely to infringe on human rights;
6. Other contents, the advertising of which is prohibited by other statutes.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 5-2 (Support of State and Cities/Dos and Obligations of Sis/Guns/ Autonomous Gus, etc.)
(1) The State and local governments shall secure the necessary budget and formulate and promote related policies to promote the qualitative improvement of advertisements, etc. and the development of the outdoor advertisement industry.
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall formulate and implement a comprehensive plan including the following matters for the development of advertisements and related industries in consultation with the head of the relevant central administrative agency and the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor): <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Matters concerning the basic direction and promotion system for the development of outdoor advertisements and related industries;
2. Matters concerning the establishment of the autonomous improvement system for advertisements, etc. of local governments;
3. Matters concerning the formation of the foundation of cooperative self-control by advertisers and outdoor advertising agencies, etc.;
4. Matters concerning a system for encouraging the participation of residents and the activities of private organizations, and the creation of infrastructure therefor;
5. Matters concerning support and education for the improvement of facilities and technical ability of outdoor advertising business;
6. Matters concerning securing of the necessary budget, improvement of relevant statutes and systems;
7. Matters necessary for the development of the outdoor advertising industry, such as support for excellent advertisements, exemplary outdoor advertising agencies, and the outdoor advertising association, etc. referred to in Article 11-3.
(3) The Mayor/Do Governor shall formulate and implement a City/Do support plan in consultation with the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) and following deliberation by each committee for deliberation on outdoor advertising under Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do (hereinafter referred to as the City/Do") under Article 7 (1), in order to comprehensively support the overall improvement of quality and distinctive development in outdoor advertisements, etc. of Si/Gun/autonomous Gu according to a comprehensive plan referred to in paragraph (2). In such cases, the Mayor/Do governor may give guidance, advice, and make recommendations, or present standards to the head of a Si, etc. for the efficient promotion and comprehensive coordination of a support plan. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(4) The head of a Si, etc. shall formulate and advance its own implementation plan according to a support plan referred to in paragraph (3) (in cases of a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor, referring to a comprehensive plan referred to in paragraph (2)), designate and operate self-regulated areas and areas for modelling improvement, and formulate necessary measures, such as lenient regulations and preferential treatment, to promote self-imposed control of advertisers, outdoor advertising agencies, etc. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(5) If deemed necessary to promote tourism, globalization, etc., the head of a Si, etc. may designate a specific district and permit the concurrent display of Korean and foreign languages on advertisements, as prescribed by municipal ordinances.
(6) The Minister of the Interior and Safety and the head of a Si, etc. (referring to the Mayor/Do Governor in case of advertisements in metropolitan areas pursuant to Article 3-2) may develop and distribute information and communications network pursuant to subparagraph 10 of Article 2 of the Electronic Government Act for the convenience of permission or report of advertisement, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 6 (Restrictions on Advertisements by Other Statutes or State, etc.)
(1) Where special rules in Articles 3 (3) and (6), 4 (1) and (4), 4-2 (2), the former part of 4-3 (2) and 4-4 (2) are intended to be prescribed, with respect to installation and display of advertisements, etc., in other statutes or municipal ordinances (when the provisions of special cases already exist in other statutes or municipal ordinances, including cases where advertisements, etc. are installed or displayed in accordance with those provisions), types, quantities, and locations of the relevant advertisements, etc. shall be consulted with the Minister of the Interior and Safety in advance. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Articles 3, 3-2, 4, 4-2, 4-3 and 4-4 shall also apply to cases where the State, local governments, or public organizations prescribed by Presidential Decree (hereinafter referred to as the "State, etc.") intend to install and display advertisements, etc. for the public purposes, with the exception of advertisements, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That this shall not apply to advertisements meeting the standards, etc. for the installation and display prescribed by Presidential Decree, which are deemed necessary to achieve the purposes of the public interest, such as the efficient public relations and guidance, etc. of important policies or projects. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) The State, etc. shall not use methods other than the methods of installation and display of advertisements, etc. referred to in Article 3 (3) and (6), 4 (4), 4-2 (2), the former part of 4-3 (2) and 4-4 (2) or conduct an outdoor advertising business in areas or places where installation of advertisements, etc. is prohibited under Article 4 (1), for the purpose of raising funds: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases for raising funds for the improvement of advertisements, etc. and the successful holding of important international events prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(4) The Korea Out of Home Advertising Center under Article 11-4 shall conduct the outdoor advertising business pursuant to the proviso to paragraph 3 in accordance with the installation standards, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree, after going through deliberation by the Outdoor Advertising Policies Committee under Article 7-2 and after obtaining approval from the Minister of the Interior and Safety, and he/she shall consult with the head of a Si, etc. regarding the standards, methods, etc. of installing advertisements, etc. in advance. In case of the consultation with the head of a Si, etc., it shall be deemed that permission or reporting pursuant to Article 3 (1) was conducted. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) Matters necessary for objects of distribution, percentage of distribution, and uses of the earnings from the outdoor advertising business pursuant to paragraph (4) and other matters necessary for the distribution, operation and management of earnings shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree in consultation between the related central administrative agencies, such as the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Minister of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(6) The installation standards, such as location, size, design, etc., of advertisements, etc. pursuant to paragraph (4) and other matters necessary for outdoor advertising business shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. In such cases, the related central administrative agencies, such as the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may present opinions and designs necessary to enhance the aesthetic, creativity, and safety of advertisements, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 6-2 (Establishment of Outdoor Advertising Development Fund)
(1) The Mayor/Do Governor and the head of a Si, etc. shall establish and operate the Outdoor Advertising Development Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund") for the improvement of advertisements, etc. and promotion of outdoor advertising industry. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) The Fund shall be created by the following financial resources: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Earnings distributed to the City/Do (including a Special Self-Governing City and Special Self-Governing Province; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) or Si/Gun/autonomous Gu among earnings from outdoor advertising business referred to in Article 6 (4);
2. Fees referred to in Article 17;
3. Administrative fines referred to in Article 20;
4. Charges for compelling compliance referred to in Article 10-3;
5. Money transferred from the general account and other funds;
6. Subsidies from the State or a City/Do.
(3) The Fund shall be used for the following purposes: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Promotion of outdoor advertising industry;
2. Organization and improvement of advertisements, etc.;
3. Education and support for outdoor advertising agencies;
4. Matters regarding the safety management of advertisements, etc.;
5. Other businesses pushed forward by local governments, whose purposes are prescribed by municipal ordinance of each City/Do or Si/Gun/autonomous Gu regarding the activities falling under subparagraphs 1 through 4.
(4) Matters necessary for the operation and management of the Fund shall be prescribed by municipal ordinance of a the City/Do or Si/Gun/autonomous Gu. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 7 (Committee for Deliberation on Outdoor Advertisements)
(1) A committee for deliberation on outdoor advertisements (hereinafter referred to as "deliberative committee") shall be established in each City/Do (including a Special Self-Governing City and Special Self-Governing Province; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) or Si/Gun/autonomous Gu in order to deliberate on the following matters with respect to display and installment of advertisements, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Matters concerning harmony between advertisements, etc. and urban landscapes;
2. Matters concerning the improvement of design of advertisements, etc.;
3. Other matters prescribed by municipal ordinance of each City/Do or Si/Gun/autonomous Gu with respect to display and installment of advertisements, etc.
(2) Each deliberative committee shall be composed of not less than five and not more than 15 members including a chairperson.
(3) Matters necessary for the operation, etc. of each deliberative committee shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 7-2 (Establishment of Outdoor Advertising Policy Committee)
(1) The Outdoor Advertising Policy Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Policy Committee") shall be established under the control of the Minister of the Interior and Safety in order to deliberate on the following matters with respect to advertisements, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Matters concerning the formulation of important policies and improvement of the system concerning advertisements, etc.;
2. Matters concerning the formulation of a master plan for the improvement of advertisements and the promotion of related industries;
3. Matters concerning systems and the establishment of foundation for encouraging the participation of residents and activities of private organizations;
4. Matters concerning the criteria for displaying and installing advertisements, etc.;
4-2. Matters regarding the master plan submitted by the Mayor/Do Governor (including a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) pursuant to Article 4-4 (3);
5. Matters concerning improving systems for harmony between advertisements, etc. and urban landscapes;
6. Matters concerning the formulation of standards for advertisements by other statutes or the State, etc.;
7. Matters regarding outdoor advertising business conducted by the State, etc. pursuant to the proviso to Article 6 (3);
8. Other matters deemed necessary by the Minister of the Interior and Safety or the chairperson of the Policy Committee with regard to the system for advertisements, etc.
(2) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall appoint or commission members of the Policy Committee not exceeding 15 persons from among the following persons, and the chairperson shall be elected by the Policy Committee from among its members: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Vice ministerial officials of related administrative agencies prescribed by Presidential Decree or public officials in general service belonging to the Senior Executive Service and public officials belonging to a local government corresponding thereto;
2. Those who have professional knowledge of and extensive experience in advertisements, etc.;
3. Those who have professional knowledge of and extensive experience in architectural design and urban design;
4. Representatives of related non-profit, non-governmental organizations under the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations Act.
(3) The organization and operation of the Policy Committee and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 8 (Exclusion from Application)
Where an advertisement, etc. for a non-profit purpose, the period for display or installation of which is within 30 days, falls under any of the following subparagraphs, Article 3 pertaining to permission or reporting and Article 4 pertaining to prohibition or restriction, etc. shall not apply thereto. In such cases, subparagraph 3 shall include advertisements, etc. the period for display or installation of which exceeds 30 days:
1. Where it is displayed or installed for the ceremonies for coming of age, marriage, funeral, or ancestor worship;
2. Where it is displayed or installed for school events or religious rites:
3. Where it is displayed or installed for the protection and management of facilities;
4. Where it is displayed or installed to be used for an event or assembly for lawful political activities by an organization or individual;
5. Where it is displayed or installed to be used for an event or assembly for a lawful labor movement by an organization or individual;
6. Where it is displayed or installed for accident prevention, traffic guide, emergency notification, search for a missing child, search for an eyewitness of a traffic accident;
7. Where it is displayed or installed for guidance or public relations on elections, a national referendum, resident voting (including residents' voting for recall of elected officials) of election administration commissions at all levels under the Election Commission Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 9 (Safety Inspection of Advertisements, etc.)
(1) Any person who installs or manages advertisements, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree shall undergo a safety inspection conducted by the head of a Si, etc. (referring to the Mayor/Do Governor where a person who intends to display advertisements obtains permission from or report to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) in order to prevent harm to the public. In such cases, matters necessary for the criteria, period, methods, etc. of safety inspection shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) The head of a Si, etc. may entrust the Outdoor Advertising Association referred to in Article 11-3 and a person prescribed by Presidential Decree with safety inspection referred to in paragraph (1).
(3) Matters necessary for standards for facilities, qualifications, etc. of a person eligible to be entrusted with safety inspection pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Any person entrusted with safety inspection (including its executive officers and employees) pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be deemed a public official when applying Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 9-2 (Safety Inspection, etc. against Damage from Storm and Flood)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. (referring to the Mayor/Do Governor where a person who intends to display advertisements obtains permission from or report to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2) shall establish a plan for safety inspection of outdoor advertisements in preparation for damage, etc. from storm and flood and conduct a safety inspection. In such cases, matters necessary for the criteria, period, methods, etc. of safety inspection shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Article 9 (2) through (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the entrustment of safety inspection pursuant to paragraph (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016]
 Article 10 (Measures against Violations, etc.)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. (where a person obtains permission from or reports to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2, referring to the Mayor/Do Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) shall order any of the following persons (hereinafter referred to as “manager, etc.”) to remove advertisements, etc., which violate Article 3, 3-2, 4, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 or 5 pertaining to the permission, reporting, prohibition, restriction, etc. of advertisements, etc. or fail to pass a safety inspection conducted under Article 9, or which are deemed to be likely to hinder the safety as a result of the safety inspection pursuant to Article 9-2 (1), or to take other necessary measures: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. A person who displays or installs such advertisements, etc.;
2. A person who manages such advertisements, etc.;
3. An advertiser;
4. An outdoor advertising agency;
5. The owner or manager of land, a building, etc. who consents to the display or installation of such advertisements, etc.
(2) Where a person given an order referred to in paragraph (1) fails to comply with such order, the head of a Si, etc. may remove the relevant advertisements, etc. or take necessary measures, and claim expenses incurred in taking such measures pursuant to the Administrative Vicarious Execution Act.
(3) With respect to an advertisement, etc. for which no contact details exist except a telephone number among advertisements, etc. which violate Article 3 pertaining to the permission or report of advertisements, etc., or fall under Article 5, the head of a Si, etc. may request an information and communications service provider referred to in Article 2 (1) 3 of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, Etc. (hereinafter referred to as “information and communications service provider”) to allow him/her to peruse data on the name, address, resident registration number and period of use of the relevant information and communications service user, or to submit such data. In such cases, he/she may request information and communications service providers to suspend the use of telecommunication service for the relevant telephone number regarding the advertisements falling under Article 5. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(4) When an information and communications service provider receives a request referred to in the former part of paragraph (3), notwithstanding the provisions of Article 83 (1) and (2) of the Telecommunications Business Act, he/she shall comply with such request without delay. In such cases, no head of a Si, etc. who receives data shall use the submitted data for purposes other than the purpose of investigation of violations.
(5) The users for whom the use of telecommunication service is suspended by the request pursuant to the latter part of paragraph (3) may raise an objection with the head of a Si, etc. as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(6) When the head of a Si, etc. judges that the content of an advertisement on a standing signboard, placard, poster or leaflet is likely to compromise public morals and emotions of juveniles, he/she may request the Commission on Youth Protection to deliberate on such content, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(7) Where it is necessary for the improvement of advertisements, etc. which violate Articles 3, 4, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4 and 5, the Mayor/Do Governor may conduct a joint inspection with the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in Articles 8 and 9) as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(8) The Mayor/Do Governor shall notify the head of a Si, etc. of the result of joint inspection pursuant to paragraph (7). In such cases, the head of a Si, etc. notified shall take measures falling under paragraphs (1) through (3) and report the result thereof to the Mayor/Do Governor. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(9) Where the head of a Si, etc. fails to implements the measures, etc. pursuant to paragraph (8), the Mayor/Do Governor may take measures, etc. in person falling under paragraphs (1) through (3). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 10-2 (Special Rules concerning Administrative Vicarious Execution)
(1) Where it is impracticable for the head of a Si, etc. to achieve his/her objective if he/she performs the formalities of vicarious execution referred to in Article 3 (1) and (2) of the Administrative Vicarious Execution Act for advertisements, etc. which are in urgent danger such as a fall, etc. or illegal standing signboards, placards, posters, leaflets, etc., he/she may remove such advertisements, etc. or take other necessary measures without complying with such formalities. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) The head of a Si, etc. shall remove advertisements, etc. or take other necessary measures referred to in paragraph (1) to the minimal extent necessary to control advertisements, etc.
(3) Matters necessary for keeping and handling advertisements, etc. removed by vicarious execution referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 10-3 (Charges for Compelling Compliance)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. (where a person obtains permission from or reports to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2, referring to the Mayor/Do Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) may impose a charge for compelling compliance not exceeding five million won and collect such charge from managers, etc. (excluding managers, etc. of standing signboards, placards, posters or leaflets; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) who fail to comply with an order by the deadline for compliance upon receipt of an order under Article 10 (1), as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That this shall not apply where the head of a Si, etc. may compel managers, etc. to comply therewith by imposing a charge for compelling compliance under Article 80 of the Building Act.
(2) The head of a Si, etc. shall give a warning in writing to managers, etc. to the effect that he/she will impose and collect a charge for compelling compliance within a fixed reasonable period before he/she imposes such charge for compelling compliance referred to in paragraph (1).
(3) Where the head of a Si, etc. imposes a charge for compelling compliance referred to in paragraph (1), he/she shall do so in writing, specifying the amount of a charge for compelling compliance, grounds for the imposition thereof, the deadline for the payment thereof, a recipient institution, method for raising an objection, the period therefor, etc.
(4) The head of a Si, etc. may repeatedly impose and collect a charge for compelling compliance referred to in paragraph (1) not more than twice a year, from the date he/she issues the first order under Article 10 (1) until the relevant order is complied with.
(5) Where a person who has received an order complies with such order, the head of a Si, etc. shall immediately suspend the imposition of a new charge for compelling compliance but collect a charge for compelling compliance already imposed.
(6) Where a person in receipt of imposition of a charge for compelling compliance pursuant to paragraph (3) fails to pay such charge for compelling compliance by the deadline, the head of a Si, etc. shall collect the charge for compelling compliance pursuant to the Act on the Collection, etc. of Local Non-Tax Revenue. <Amended by Act No. 11998, Aug. 6, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 11 (Registration of Outdoor Advertising Business)
(1) Any person who intends to conduct outdoor advertising business shall be registered with the head of a Si, etc. after he/she possesses technical ability, facilities, etc. prescribed by Presidential Decree and receives education under Article 12: Provided, That where he/she intends to modify any registered matter, he/she may not receive such education. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) When a person who registers outdoor advertising business pursuant to paragraph (1) suspends or closes his/her business, or resumes his/her business after having suspended his/her business, he/she shall make a report thereon to the head of a Si, etc., as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) through (6) Deleted. <by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(7) When necessary to preserve scenic landscapes and public morals, prevent harm to the public, and create a healthy and pleasant living environment, the head of a Si, etc. may have an outdoor advertising agency submit documents or make a necessary report regarding his/her business, or have an official under his/her control have access to places of business to inspect books, documents, facilities, etc., or make necessary inquires into the relevant persons. In such cases, an official who has access to places of business and inspects books, documents, facilities, etc. shall carry a certificate of identification proving his/her identity and present it to the relevant persons. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 11-2 (Disqualifications)
No person falling under any of the following shall register outdoor advertising business: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. A person under adult guardianship or limited guardianship;
2. A person who was declared bankrupt and has not been reinstated yet;
3. A person in whose case one year has not elapsed after his/her registration of outdoor advertising business was cancelled pursuant to Article 14.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 11-3 (Establishment, etc. of Outdoor Advertising Association)
(1) Outdoor advertising agencies may establish an outdoor advertising association (hereinafter referred to as the "Association") for the efficient management of advertisements, etc., the sound development of outdoor advertising business, and the improvement of the dignity of persons engaged therein. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) The Association shall be a juristic person.
(3) The Association shall conduct the following affairs: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Survey and research on the management of outdoor advertisements, etc.;
2. Affairs entrusted by the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si, etc., such as safety inspection of outdoor advertisements, etc. and education for persons engaged in outdoor advertising business;
3. Other matters prescribed by the articles of association.
(4) Any of the following persons shall be eligible for membership of the Association: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Persons who have registered outdoor advertising business pursuant to Article 11 (1);
2. Other persons prescribed by the articles of association.
(5) Matters necessary for matters to be entered in the articles of association, etc. shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(6) Except as otherwise provided for in this Act regarding the Association, the provisions on incorporated associations of the Civil Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Association.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 11-4 (Establishment of Korea Out of Home Advertising Center)
(1) The Korea Out of Home Advertising Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Center") shall be established under the Korea Local Finance Association established under the Korea Local Finance Association Act in order to professionally support the radical improvement of outdoor advertising and the promotion and development of related industries.
(2) The Center shall have executive officers and necessary employees as prescribed by the articles of association of the Korea Local Finance Association.
(3) If the Center deems it necessary to conduct its affairs, it may request related administrative agencies, local governments, corporations or organizations related to outdoor advertising to dispatch any of the following persons, with approval from the Minister of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. A state public official referred to in Article 2 of the State Public Officials Act;
2. A local public official referred to in Article 2 of the Local Public Officials Act;
3. An executive officer or employee of a corporation or organization related to architectural and urban design;
4. An executive officer or employee of a related non-profit, non-governmental organization under the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations Act.
(4) The Center shall conduct the following activities: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Projects for the promotion and development of the outdoor advertising industry;
2. Development, dissemination, and support of new materials and new media technologies, and the introduction of foreign technologies;
3. Activities concerning impact assessment related to landscape, traffic and safety regarding advertisements;
4. Support for training and education for professionals of the outdoor advertising industry;
5. Projects concerning the collection, sharing, and use of information related to outdoor advertising;
6. Projects concerning public relations, marketing survey, etc. regarding outdoor advertising, and support therefor;
7. Conducting outdoor advertising business referred to in Article 6 (4);
8. Projects entrusted by the State or a local government, such as research service, etc.;
9. Research on the safety of advertisements, etc. and support therefor;
10. Development of curricula for and educational assistance to persons engaged in outdoor advertising business referred to in Article 12;
11. Other activities designated or approved by the Minister of the Interior and Safety, which are necessary to achieve the purpose of the establishment of the Center;
12. Projects incidental to activities referred to in subparagraphs 1 through 11.
(5) The State or a local government may provide subsidy to cover expenses incurred in the operation of the Center.
(6) When the State or a local government entrusts research and survey related to outdoor advertisements, etc., it shall entrust research and survey to the Center in preference to other research institutions, etc. unless it is prescribed by other Acts or other special circumstances exist.
(7) The Center shall handle the accounting of, or manage earnings from, its outdoor advertising business separately from revenues and expenditures of other business of the Korea Local Finance Association.
(8) The Center shall prepare a business plan and draft budget of each fiscal year, and submit them to the Minister of the Interior and Safety and obtain his/her approval for them. The same shall also apply when it intends to modify them. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(9) The Center shall prepare the statement of accounts concerning revenues and expenditures of each fiscal year, and undergo an audit of a certified public accountant designated by the Minister of the Interior and Safety, and submit such statement to him/her. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(10) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall, when necessary for supervision, have the Center make a report on its affairs or have public officials under his/her control inspect its affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 12 (Education on Advertisements, etc.)
(1) The head of a Si, etc. shall provide education on the display and installation of advertisements, etc. for persons engaged in outdoor advertising business and persons who were entrusted with safety inspection pursuant to Article 9 (2) or 9-2 (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(2) Every outdoor advertising agencies and persons who were entrusted with safety inspection pursuant to Article 9 (2) or 9-2 (2) shall receive education referred to in paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1), where it is impracticable for the head of a Si, etc. (excluding a Special Self-Governing City Mayor and Special Self-Governing Province Governor) to provide education due to the small number of persons subject to receive education or where he/she requests the Mayor/Do Governor to provide education jointly with other Sis/Guns/autonomous Gus for efficient education, the Mayor/Do Governor may provide education. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
(4) The head of a Si, etc. or the Mayor/Do Governor may entrust a person prescribed by Presidential Decree with the provision of education referred to in paragraphs (1) and (3).
(5) Standards for facilities and qualifications of a person eligible to be entrusted with the provision of education pursuant to paragraph (4), and other matters necessary for education shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 13 (Revocation of Permission, etc)
(1) Where a person who has obtained permission for or reported an advertisement, etc. pursuant to Article 3 (1) falls under any of the following, the head of a Si, etc. (where a person has obtained permission from or reported to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2; referring to the Mayor/Do Governor; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) may revoke permission for or return the report of such advertisement, etc.: Provided, That for the cases falling under subparagraph 1, the permission shall be revoked or the report shall be returned: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Where the person obtains permission or makes a report by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where the person violates the criteria for permission or report regarding methods for display or installation of advertisements, etc. pursuant to Articles 3 (3) and (6), 4 (4), 4-2 (2) and 4-3 (2), the former part of 4-3 (2) and Article 4-4 (2);
3. Where the person displays or installs advertisements, etc. in areas, places, or objects prescribed by Presidential Decree where the display or installation is prohibited, in violation of Article 4 (1);
4. Where the person displays or installs a prohibited advertisement, etc., in violation of Article 5 (1);
5. Where the person displays prohibited content on an advertisement, etc., in violation of Article 5 (2).
(2) With respect to any of the following advertisements, etc., the head of a Si, etc. may request related administrative agencies not to permit business under other statutes or other activities performed using such advertisement:
1. An advertisement, etc., the permission for which has been revoked or the report of which has been returned pursuant to paragraph (1);
2. An advertisement, etc. for which a person has received an order under Article 10 (1) but fails to comply therewith.
(3) A person, upon receipt of a request pursuant to paragraph (2), shall comply with such request, except in extenuating circumstances.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 14 (Cancellation of Registration and Suspension of Business)
Where an outdoor advertising agency falls under any of the following, the head of a Si, etc. may cancel his/her registration or order him/her to suspend business within a fixed period not exceeding six months: Provided, That in cases falling under subparagraph 1 or 4, the head of a Si, etc. shall cancel his/her registration: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Where he/she makes a registration by fraud or other improper means, or lends a certificate for registration to a third party;
2. Where he/she violates an order under Article 10 (1);
2-2. Where he/she fails to have technical ability, facilities, etc. pursuant to the main sentence of Article 11 (1);
3. Where he/she inflicts serious harm on the public by installing an advertisement, etc. in violation of this Act;
4. When he/she is subject to disposition of suspension of business at least twice per year.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 15 (Hearings)
If the head of a Si, etc. (where a person has obtained permission from or reported to the Mayor/Do Governor pursuant to Article 3-2, referring to the Mayor/Do Governor) intends to make any of the following dispositions, he/she shall hold a hearing: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Revocation of permission for advertisements, etc. under Article 13;
2. Revocation of registration of outdoor advertising business under Article 14.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 16 (Real Name System of Advertisements)
(1) Any person who has obtained permission for or made a report of installation and displaying of an advertisement shall indicate the permission or report number, the period for displaying, the name of a manufacturer, etc. on the relevant advertisement.
(2) Types, content of indication, locations, sizes of advertisements on which the permission or report number, etc. should be indicated pursuant to paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by municipal ordinance of a City/Do (including a Special Self-Governing City and Special Self-Governing Province). <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 17 (Fees)
Where a person falls under any of the following, he/she shall pay a fee, as prescribed by municipal ordinance of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu: Provided, That where he/she falls under subparagraph 2, he/she shall pay a fee, as prescribed by ordinance of a City/Do (including a Special Self-Governing City and Special Self-Governing Province): <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. Permission for or a report of an advertisement, etc. under Article 3 (1);
2. Permission for or a report of an advertisement, etc. in a Metropolitan area under Article 3-2;
3. Safety inspection of an advertisement, etc. referred to in Article 9 (1);
4. Registration of outdoor advertising business referred to in Article 11 (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 17-2 (Re-Examination of Regulations)
The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall re-examine the validity of the following matters on a three-yearly basis (referring to a period until the anniversary date of the base date of the year which becomes every three years) based on January 1, 2016, and take measures, such as improvements: <Amended by Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. The permission for or reporting on advertisements, etc. pursuant to Article 3;
2. The safety inspection of advertisements, etc. pursuant to Article 9;
3. The charges for compelling compliance pursuant to Article 10-3;
4. The registration of outdoor advertising business pursuant to Article 11;
5. The real name system of advertisements pursuant to Article 16;
6. The administrative fines pursuant to Article 20.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016]
 Article 17-3 (Penalty Provisions)
Any person who manufactures or displays prohibited advertisements in violation of Article 5 (2) 2 shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than two year or by a fine not exceeding 20 million won.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016]
 Article 18 (Penalty Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than one year or a fine not exceeding ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. A person who displays or installs an advertisement, etc. (excluding a standing signboard, placard, poster, and leaflet) without permission referred to in Article 3;
2. A person who displays an advertisement, etc. (excluding a standing signboard, placard, poster, and leaflet) without permission referred to in Article 3-2;
3. A person who displays or installs an advertisement, etc., in violation of Article 4 (1), 5 (1) or 5 (2) 4;
4. A person who conducts outdoor advertising business without being registered pursuant to Article 11 (1).
(2) Any of the following persons shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five million won:
1. A person who displays or installs an advertisement, etc. (excluding a standing signboard, placard, poster and leaflet) without reporting under Article 3;
2. A person who displays an advertisement, etc. (excluding a standing signboard, placard, poster and leaflet) without reporting under Article 3-2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 19 (Joint Penalty Provisions)
If the representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee or other employed person of a corporation or individual commits an offense referred to in Article 17-3 or 18 with respect to the business of the corporation or individual, not only shall the offender be punished but the corporation or individual shall be punished by an administrative fine pursuant to the relevant provisions: Provided, That this shall not apply to cases where the corporation or individual has not neglected to pay considerable attention to and supervise the relevant business in order to prevent such an offense. <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 20 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding five million won: <Amended by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
1. A person who displays or installs a standing signboard, placard, poster, and leaflet, in violation of Article 3 or 3-2;
1-2. Any person who manufactures or displays prohibited advertisements in violation of Article 5 (2) 3;
2. A person who fails to make registration of modification, in violation of the proviso to Article 11 (1);
3. and 4. Deleted; <by Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
5. A person who fails to indicate the permission or report number, etc. on an advertisement or indicates the false permission number, in violation of Article 16.
(2) Any person who fails to receive education, in violation of Article 12 (2), shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding one million won.
(3) The head of a Si, etc. or the Mayor/Do Governor shall impose and collect administrative fines under paragraphs (1) and (2), as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011]
 Article 20-2 Moved to Article 10-3
 Article 21 Moved to Article 2-2
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the provisions of Article 12 shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Advertisements, etc.) The advertisements, etc. displayed or installed lawfully pursuant to the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be regarded as having been granted permission or having made a report in accordance with this Act until the expiry of the period of their display or installation.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Outdoor Advertising Business) Any person, who has completed registration or report of the advertisements manufacturing business before this Act enters into force, shall be regarded as a person who has made a report on the outdoor advertising business in accordance with the provisions of Article 11.
ADDENDA <Act No. 4516, Dec. 8, 1992>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The Korea Advertisements Manufacturing Business Association, the incorporated association, at the time this Act enters into force shall be regarded as the Korea Advertising Business Association established under this Act: Provided, That the former shall alter the articles of association within six months from the enforcement of this Act and shall obtain authorization from the Minister of Home Affairs.
(3) (Transitional Measures) The register kept by the Korea Advertisements Manufacturing Business Association, an incorporated association, as at the time this Act enters into force shall be regarded as that of the Korea Advertising Business Association established under this Act.
ADDENDA <Act No. 5453, Dec. 13, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997>
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDA <Act No. 5632, Jan. 18, 1999>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Korea Advertising Business Association) The Korea Advertising Business Association established under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Advertising Business Association established under the amended provisions of Article 11-2.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6490, Jul. 24, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on September 1, 2001.
Article 2 (Applicability to Owner or Manager of Land and Building, etc.)
The amended provisions of Article 10 (1) shall apply to any owner or manager of land and building, etc. on which approval is granted for displaying and installing advertisements, etc. after the enforcement of this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Permission or Report of Advertisements, etc.)
(1) Any advertisement, etc., for which permission is obtained from the Mayor/Do governor or on which a report is filed with the Mayor/Do governor under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to have obtained permission from the head of Si/ Gun/Gu, etc., or report thereof is filed with the head of Si/Gun/Gu under the amended provisions of Article 3 (1).
(2) Where permission for advertisement, etc. is applied to the Mayor/ Do governor under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force, such permission shall be deemed to have been applied to the head of Si/Gun/Gu under the amended provisions of Article 3 (1).
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Safety Inspection)
Any advertisements, etc. that complete a safety inspection conducted by the Mayor/Do governor under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed that such advertisements, etc. complete a safety inspection conducted by the head of Si/Gun/Gu under the amended provisions of Article 9 (1).
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Procedures Including Administrative Disposition in Progress)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of this Act, any administrative procedures, including any administrative disposition, in progress under the previous provisions at the time this Act enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions and Administrative Fines)
The application of the penalty provisions and the administrative fines to any act of violation committed prior to the enforcement of this Act shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 7 (Applicability to Charge for Compelling Compliance)
The amended provisions of Article 20-2 shall also apply to any act of violation committed at the time this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 6841, Dec. 30, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force nine months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 6898, May 29, 2003>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 7246, Dec. 23, 2004>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 11, 11-2, 11-3 (4) 1, 14, subparagraph 2 of 15, 17, 18 (1) 3 and 20 (1), and the provisions of paragraphs (2) and (3) of the Addenda shall enter into force one year and six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Outdoor Advertisement Agent)
A person who has filed a report on an outdoor advertisement agent under the previous provisions at the time of enforcement of this Act shall be deemed to have made a registration of an outdoor advertisement agent under the amended provisions of Article 11 (1). In this case, a person who has failed to equip himself/herself with the facilities, etc. under the same amended provisions shall equip himself/herself with the relevant facilities, etc. within two years from the enforcement date of this Act.
(3) (Transitional Measures Following New Provisions of Disqualifications)
A person, for whom one year has not elapsed from the date of being subject to an order to close under the previous provisions at the time of enforcement of this Act, shall be prohibited from making a registration of an outdoor advertisement agent under this Act, not later than the date on which the said one year is to be elapsed.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8737, Dec. 21, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That Articles 6 (2), (3) and (5), 6-2, and 7-2 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation, and Articles 11 (3) through (7), 16 and 20 (1) shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Advertisements Pursuant to State, etc. and Other Statutes or Municipal Ordinances)
Advertisements lawfully installed or displayed pursuant to the previous provisions at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have been permitted or reported pursuant to this Act until the expiration of their installation or display period.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Keeping Books of Outdoor Advertising Business Owners)
Any person who has registered an outdoor advertising business pursuant to the previous provisions at the time when this Act enters into force shall keep a book and indicate the registration number, etc. pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 11 (5) and (6), within six months from the enforcement date of the proviso to Article 1 of Addenda.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Real Name System of Existing Advertisements)
Advertisers shall indicate, pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 16, within six months from the enforcement date of the proviso to Article 1 of Addenda, on advertisements which have been permitted or reported pursuant to the previous provisions at the time when this Act enters into force.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Formalities, Such As Administrative Disposition in Process)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of this Act, the previous provisions shall apply to administrative formalities, such as administrative disposition, etc. in process, pursuant to the previous provisions at the time when this Act enters into force.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Penalty Provisions and Administrative Fines)
The previous provisions shall apply to the penalty provisions and administrative fines on offenses committed before this Act enters into force.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8974, Mar. 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9201, Dec. 26, 2008>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9636, Apr. 22, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10466, Mar. 29, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Submission of Signboard Display Plans on Buildings)
The amended provisions of Article 3 (7) shall apply, starting with the first building, the approval for the use of which has been obtained pursuant to Article 22 of the Building Act after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Permission for Advertisements, etc.)
(1) An advertisement, etc. permitted by the Mayor/Do Governor in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed permitted by the head of a Si, etc. in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 3 (2).
(2) Where a person has applied for permission for an advertisement, etc. to the Mayor/Do Governor in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, he/she shall be deemed to have applied for permission for an advertisement, etc. to the head of a Si, etc. in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 3 (2).
(3) An advertisement, etc. permitted by or reported to the head of a Si, etc. in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, which is displayed on a public structure installed in the same pattern by the Mayor/Do Governor, shall be deemed permitted by or reported to the Mayor/Do Governor in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 3-2.
(4) Where a person has applied for permission for or report of an advertisement, etc. to the head of a Si, etc. in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force, which is displayed on a public structure built in the same pattern by the Mayor/Do Governor, he/she shall be deemed to have applied for permission for, or have reported, an advertisement, etc. to the Mayor/Do Governor in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 3-2.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Advertisement Control and Deliberative Committee)
An advertisement control and deliberative committee as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a committee for deliberation on advertisement control and design under this Act.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Safety Inspection)
An advertisement, etc. the safety of which has been tested in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have undergone a safety inspection in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 9.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Advertising Association)
The Advertising Association established in accordance with the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Outdoor Advertising Association established in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 11-3.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Municipal Ordinance on Real Name System of Advertisements)
The former municipal ordinance of a Si/Gun/autonomous Gu shall apply to matters entrusted to municipal ordinance of a City/Do in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 16 (2) until the relevant municipal ordinance is enacted and enters into force.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
When applying provisions on administrative fines to any offence committed before this Act enters into force, the former provisions shall apply thereto.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11998, Aug. 6, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That from among the provisions of this Act amended pursuant to Article 6 of the Addenda to the Act, the amended provisions which have been promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement dates of which have yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement dates of the respective Acts.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13726, Jan. 6, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 17-2 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability concerning Revocation of Authorization)
The amended provision of Article 5 shall begin applying to the first display or installment of advertisements, etc. after this Act enters into force.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Prohibited Advertisements)
The Outdoor Advertising Improvement Fund established pursuant to the former Article 6-2 (1) as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the Outdoor Advertising Improvement Fund established pursuant to the amended provision of Article 6-2 (1).
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Committee for Deliberation on Advertisement Control and Design)
(1) The Committee for Deliberation on Advertisement Control and Design established and being operated pursuant to the former Article 7 (1) as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed the committee for deliberation on outdoor advertisements established pursuant to the amended provision of Article 7 (1).
(2) Matters which go through the deliberation of the Committee for Deliberation on Advertisement Control and Design pursuant to the former Article 7 (1) before this Act enters into force shall be deemed to go through the deliberation of the committee for deliberation on outdoor advertisements established pursuant to the amended provision of Article 7 (1).
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Incompetent, etc.)
A person under adult guardianship or under limited guardianship pursuant to the amended provision of Article 11-2 shall be deemed to include persons upon whom a declaration of incompetence or quasi-incompetence remains effective under Article 2 of the Addenda to the partial amendment (Act No. 10429) to the Civil Act.
Article 6 Omitted.
Article 7 (Relationship to Other Statutes)
Any citation of the former Outdoor Advertisements, etc. Control Act, or any provision thereof, in any statute in force as at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a citation of this Act or the relevant provision hereof, in lieu of the former Outdoor Advertisements, etc. Control Act, or any provision thereof, if such relevant provisions exist herein.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That from among the provisions of this Act amended pursuant to Article 5 of the Addenda to the Act, the amended provisions which have been promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement dates of which have yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement dates of the respective Acts.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.