Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Communications District Two
For immediate release:
October 15, 2008
Political Signs Prohibited on ODOT Right-of-way
Bowling Green: Ohio Department of Transportation District Two reminds residents and businesses that advertisements and notices of any kind may not be placed in a state highway right-of-way. State highway right-of-way limits vary, but usually extend a minimum of 30 feet from the center of the highway. Any unauthorized signs will be removed and stored for a short time at the local ODOT County Garage where they may be picked up from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The placement of signs in state highway right-of-way is prohibited by Section 5515.02 of the Ohio Revised Code. The right-of-way is controlled for the safety of the motoring public. Motorists must have a clear line-of sight and all signs installed by ODOT are designed to give way when struck by a vehicle, reducing the possibility of serious injury.