Highway Beautification

ORS 377.745
Limitation on form and size of signs


Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, an outdoor advertising sign may not exceed:


A length of 48 feet;


A height, excluding foundation and supports, of 14 feet; or


A sign area of 825 square feet.


In determining the dimensions of an outdoor advertising sign or sign area under this section:


Cutouts that project beyond the borders of an outdoor advertising sign shall be included in measuring the area of a sign, but not the height or length of a sign. The sign area of cutouts shall be no more than 20 percent of the area of the sign to which attached.


The limitations apply separately to each side of a back-to-back sign.


The size limitations apply separately to each sign forming a V-type sign.


The size limitations apply separately to each of the display surfaces on a tri-vision sign.


A nonconforming outdoor advertising sign in existence on May 30, 2007, may continue to exceed the size limitations established in this section until the sign is reconstructed or relocated, at which time the sign must comply with subsection (1) of this section. [1971 c.770 §20; 1973 c.790 §7; 1999 c.877 §8; 2007 c.199 §11]
§§ 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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