Billboard Spacing Standards by State

Spacing requirements for billboards vary by state. Standards also frequently vary between zoned and unzoned areas and based on proximity to highways. The following table provides information about spacing in each state with links to official resources for additional information.

StateSign Spacing StandardsLevelSourceYear Revised
Alabama500 feet for signs on same side of highway, 300 for signs prior to 1995 in unzoned, 100 for signs prior to 1995 in zonedLawCode of Alabama 1975 Section 23-1-274 (3)2016
AlaskaBillboards banned
ArizonaIncorporated areas: 500 feet on highway, 100 feet off highway. Unincorporated: 500 feet on highway, 300 feet off highway.LawA.R.S. 28-7901 – A.R.S. 28-79152017
ArkansasOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.PolicyARDOT Policy2015
CaliforniaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.PolicyCalTrans Policy2017
ColoradoOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas. 1000 feet for digital signs on highways.PolicyCDOT2016
ConnecticutOn Highway: 500 feet
Off Highway: 100 feet if within 1000 feet of intersection, otherwise 300 feet.
LawSec. 13a-123-5
2015
DelawareOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Law17-Del.C §11102017
District of ColumbiaOn Highway: 500 feet. Off Highway: 200 feet, must be at least 300 feet from historic landmarkRegulation12-A DCMR Appendix N & N1012017
FloridaOn Highway: 1500 feet, 1000 feet in jurisdictions which adopt policies for voluntary sign removal in historic and sensitive districtsLaw479.07 Fla. Stat.2015
GeorgiaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Law§ 32-6-75 (a) 17, 19, 202017
HawaiiBillboards banned
IdahoOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 250 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.PolicyITD Policy2012
IllinoisOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Law225 ILCS 440/6.032014
IndianaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.PolicyINDOT Policy2020
IowaOn highway: 500 feet in unincorporated areas, 250 feet in incorporated areas. Off highway: 300 feet unincorporated areas, 100 feet incorporated areas.LawIAC, Ch.1172020
KansasOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 200 feet in incorporated areas.LawKS Strat § 68-22342019
Kentucky300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.LawKY Rev Stat 177 §.8632021
LouisianaOn Highway: 1000 feet, 500 feet outside incorporated areas. Off Highway: 300 feet unincorporated, 100 feet incorporatedLawLa. Admin. Code 70:132, SS. 15252020
MaineBillboards banned
MarylandOnly pertaining to intersections, 100 feet if within 1,000 feet of intersection, otherwise 300 feetLawMD Transportation Code § 8-7322016
Massachusetts500 feet for static billboards, 1,000 feet for digitalLaw700 CRM 3.002020
MichiganOn Highway: 1,000 feet. Off Highway: 500 feet.PolicyMDOT Policy2020
MinnesotaOn Highway: 500 feet. Off Highway: Incorporated 100 feet, unincorporated and zoned 300 feet, unincorporated and unzoned 400 feetPolicyMNDOT Policy2019
Mississippi500 feet for static billboards after 2008, 1,000 feet for digital and Trivision signsLawSub-part 7501 – Maintenance, Chapter 09002, Section 9002020
Missouri1,400 feet on highwayLaw, RegulationTitle 14, Chapter 226.540 and MDOT Chapter 62020
MontanaOn Highway: 500 feet. Off Highway: 150 feet within 1000 feet of intersection, 300 feet otherwiseLawChapter 15 Landscape Management Part 1. Outdoor Advertising2021
NebraskaOn Highway: 500 feet unincorporated, 250 feet incorporated. Off Highway: 250 feet unincorporated, 100 feet incorporated. Digital signs must be 5,000 feet apart.PolicyTitle 410-Nebraska Department of Roads- Right of Way Division Chapter 3- Sign Permits2020
NevadaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.RegulationNAC 410.3302018
New HampshireOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas. V-type signs on highways require 1,000 feetLawNH Rev § 236:742018
New JerseyOn Highway: 1,000 feet. Off Highway: 300 feet.LawTransportation Chapter 41C-Roadside Sign Control and Outdoor Advertising Subchapter 8, section-16-41c-8-12015
New MexicoOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas. Electronic / CEVMS signs must be 1,000 feet apart.Law18.21.5 NMAC2017
New YorkOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas. 2,500 feet for on highway CEVMS, 300 feet for off highway.Regulation, Policy17 CRR-NY 150.7, and Division of Engineering CEVMS Policy2020
North CarolinaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Regulation19A NCAC 02E .02032021
North DakotaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.RegulationND Admin. Rules 37-05-032017
OhioOn Highway: 500 feet, and must be 500 feet from sensitive areas. Off highway: 250 feetRegulationRule 5501:2-2-022018
OklahomaOn highway: 1,000 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Regulation69 O.S. § 12752016
OregonInterstate Highway: Inside cities 500 feet, outside cities 2,000 feet; Freeway: Inside cities 500 feet, outside cities 1,000 feet; Other state highway:
Inside cities100 feet, outside cities 500 feet
LawORS 377.7452016
PennsylvaniaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.RegulationTitle 67, Chapter 445.42017
Rhode IslandOn highway: 1,500 feet unzoned, 750 zoned. Off highway: 250 feet.Regulation290-RICR-30-00-12021
South CarolinaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.LawSection 57-25-1402017
South DakotaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.LawSD Codified L § 31-29-672017
TennesseeOn highway: 1,000 feet. Off highway: 500 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Rule 1680-02-03-03, Section 42008
TexasOn highway: 1,500 feet.
Off highway, unincorporated: 750 feet
Off highway, incorporated: 300 feet
Additional distance rules for signs spaced across different jurisdictions.
RegulationRULE §21.187 2018
UtahOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway and in most areas: 300 feetRegulation72-7-5052015
VermontBillboards banned
VirginiaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Regulation24VAC30-120-401995
WashingtonOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 500 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Law47.42.0621975
West VirginiaOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas; all must follow minimum federal requirements.Regulation17-22-12003
WisconsinOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.Law84.22015
WyomingOn highway: 500 feet. Off highway: 300 feet in unincorporated areas, 100 feet in incorporated areas.PolicyWYDOT Chapter 16- Outdoor Advertising, Section 52013