With primary elections approaching in May, ODOT offers a reminder to political campaign workers and candidates that political election signs may not be posted on state highway rights of way. Additionally, there are restrictions for signs on private property that are visible from state highways.
Temporary political signs are allowed on private property within view of state highways with the following restrictions:
New signs are limited to 12 square feet;
No flashing or intermittent lights, animated or moving parts are allowed;
Signs must not imitate an official highway sign or device; and
Signs are not allowed in scenic corridors.
Political signs placed on state highway right of way will be removed without notice and stored at local ODOT maintenance offices for 30 days. Signs are prohibited on trees, utility poles, fence posts and natural features within highway right of way. They also are prohibited within view of a designated scenic area. More information about the Outdoor Advertising Sign Program is online: