Highway Beautification

ORS 377.768
Effect of relocation permit on existing sign permit

  • duty of director

Notwithstanding ORS 377.700 (Short title) to 377.844 (Enforcement of rules regarding health and safety):


Issuance of a permit under ORS 377.767 (Relocation of existing outdoor advertising sign) to relocate an outdoor advertising sign for which a permit has been issued under ORS 377.725 (Permit) does not cancel the original permit issued under ORS 377.725 (Permit) except as provided in this section. The applicant for the permit to relocate shall surrender the original permit to the Director of Transportation upon issuance of the permit to relocate. Upon completion of the relocation of the outdoor advertising sign, including the removal of the sign structure from the original site, the person holding the permit for relocation of the sign shall immediately notify the director in writing.


The director shall retain any permit surrendered under subsection (1) of this section. If the director:


Is notified that the relocation of the outdoor advertising sign is completed within 180 days after the issuance of the permit for relocation, the director shall cancel the original permit.


Cancels the permit for relocation because the relocation of the outdoor advertising sign is not completed within 180 days as required under ORS 377.725 (Permit), the director shall reinstate the original permit for the sign to the person whose permit for relocation of the sign is canceled.


A permit that is reinstated under subsection (2) of this section remains valid and retains all rights under ORS 377.725 (Permit) of a permit that has not been surrendered under this section. [1979 c.146 §2; 1993 c.741 §59; 2007 c.199 §15; 2009 c.463 §9]
§§ 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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