Highway Beautification

ORS 377.715
Application of ORS 377.700 to 377.844

  • prohibition against erection or maintenance of certain signs not in compliance with law


ORS 377.700 (Short title) to 377.844 (Enforcement of rules regarding health and safety), and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, apply to signs erected or maintained outside the right of way along state highways and visible to the traveling public from a state highway. A person may not erect or maintain a sign visible to the traveling public from a state highway, except where permitted outside the right of way of a state highway, unless the sign complies with the provisions of ORS 377.505 (Definitions for ORS 377.505 to 377.540) to 377.540 (Director of Transportation to enforce orders and render administrative assistance) and 377.700 (Short title) to 377.844 (Enforcement of rules regarding health and safety), and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. A person may not erect or maintain a sign on the right of way of a state highway, other than a traffic control sign or device. [1971 c.770 §8; 1973 c.790 §2; 1974 c.33 §2; 1975 c.336 §2; 1983 c.111 §2; 1987 c.336 §3; 1999 c.877 §3; 2007 c.199 §7]
§§ 377.700 to 377.840

Notes of Decisions

Exclusion of on-premises signs from regulation as outdoor advertising signs is not content-based discrimination against noncommercial speech. Outdoor Media Dimensions, Inc. v. State of Oregon, 150 Or App 106, 945 P2d 614 (1997), aff'd 331 Or 634, 20 P3d 180 (2001)

Imposition of content-neutral regulatory requirements does not infringe on protected speech. Outdoor Media Dimensions v. Department of Transportation, 340 Or 275, 132 P3d 5 (2006)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

City and county "police power" for removal of billboards and signs; compensation or amortization period, (1974) Vol 36, p 1145


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