2015 ORS 377.750¹
Spacing between signs

(1) For the purpose of applying the spacing provided by subsection (2) of this section:

(a) Distances shall be measured lineally along the highway and parallel to the center line of the highway.

(b) A back-to-back sign, digital billboard, double-faced sign, V-type sign or tri-vision sign shall be considered one sign.

(c) Distance from an interchange shall be measured from a point departing from or entering onto the main traveled way.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, minimum spacing between outdoor advertising signs shall be:


Minimum space

between signs Minimum

on same side space from

Type of highway of highway interchange

where erected (in feet) (in feet)

Interstate Highway

Inside cities 500 None

Outside cities 2,000 500


Inside cities 500 None

Outside cities 1,000 500

Other state highway

Inside cities 100 None

Outside cities 500 None


(3) A nonconforming outdoor advertising sign in existence on May 30, 2007, may continue to deviate from the spacing limitations established in this section until the sign is reconstructed or relocated, at which time the sign shall comply with the spacing limitations established in this section. [1971 c.770 §21; 1973 c.790 §8; 1997 c.249 §120; 1999 c.877 §9; 2007 c.199 §12; 2011 c.562 §3]

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 377—Highway Beautification; Motorist Information Signs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors377.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 377, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano377.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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