Highway Beautification

ORS 377.773
When sign abandoned

  • removal

Any sign that does not have a message on the display surface for a period of six months is deemed to have been abandoned by the owner and is a noncomplying sign subject to removal by the Director of Transportation under the procedure set forth in ORS 377.775 (Removal procedure for noncomplying signs). [1974 c.33 §7; 1975 c.336 §11; 1993 c.741 §60; 2007 c.199 §17]
§§ 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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Jun. 26, 2021