Billboard Lighting Standards by State

Many states do not currently have regulations or laws in place governing the brightness of outdoor advertising signs. The table below indicates lighting standards by state.

StateBrightness Standard?LevelSourceYear Revised
AlabamaNoneN/AN/AN/A
AlaskaBillboards bannedN/AN/AN/A
ArizonaYesLawAS 19.25.0752015
ArkansasNoneN/AN/AN/A
CaliforniaNoneN/AN/AN/A
ColoradoYesRegulation2 CCR 601-32015
ConnecticutNoneN/AN/AN/A
DelawareNoneN/AN/AN/A
District of ColumbiaYesRegulation12-A DCMR Appendix N § N1012017
FloridaNoneN/AN/AN/A
GeorgiaNoneN/AN/AN/A
HawaiiBillboards bannedN/AN/AN/A
IdahoNoneN/AN/AN/A
IllinoisNoneN/AN/AN/A
IndianaNoneN/AN/AN/A
IowaNoneN/AN/AN/A
KansasNoneN/AN/AN/A
KentuckyYesRegulation603 KAR 10:0402021
LouisianaNoneN/AN/AN/A
MaineBillboards banN/A23 ME Rev Stat § 19022017
MarylandNoneN/AN/AN/A
MassachusettsYesRegulation700 CRM 3.002013
MichiganYesLawMI Comp L § 252.3182017
MinnesotaYesLawMN Stat § 173.1552017
MississippiNoneN/AN/AN/A
MissouriYesRegulation7 MO CSR 10-6.0402017
MontanaYesRegulationARM 18.6.2372017
NebraskaNoneN/AN/AN/A
NevadaYes, for digital signsRegulationNAC 410.3302018
New HampshireNoneN/AN/AN/A
New JerseyNoneN/AN/AN/A
New MexicoYesRegulation18.21.5 NMAC2017
New YorkYes, for digital signsPolicyNYSDOT2015
North CarolinaNoneN/ANC HB 581 (died)2017
North DakotaNoneN/AN/AN/A
OhioNoneN/AN/AN/A
OklahomaNoneN/AN/AN/A
OregonYesRegulationOAR 734-060-01902016
PennsylvaniaNoneN/AN/AN/A
Rhode IslandNoneN/AN/AN/A
South CarolinaNoneN/AN/AN/A
South DakotaNoneN/AN/AN/A
TennesseeYesLawTenn. Code Ann. § 54-21-1192020
TexasYesRegulation43 TAC § 21-2062018
UtahNoneLawUT Code § 72-7-5052015
VermontBillboards bannedN/AN/AN/A
VirginiaNoneN/AN/AN/A
WashingtonYesRegulationWAC 468-66-0502017
West VirginiaYesRegulation157 CSR 6, 7.8 e2017
WisconsinNoneN/AN/AN/A
WyomingYesRegulationWY AR 45.3.16, Section 42017