Outdoor Advertising Sign Control
The State of Arizona administers an Outdoor Advertising Program as mandated by the Federal Highway Beautification Act. Arizona's program provides regulations for the permitting, placement, and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs along Interstate Highways as well as State Highways within Arizona.
The State Statutes (ARS §§28-7901 through 28-7915) and the State Rules (R17-3-701 and R17-3-701.01) provide that the Department must regulate any sign that is within view of, directed at and intended to be read from the main traveled way of a controlled highway.
A controlled highway is any highway that is part of the National Highway system along with specific State Routes. If you wish to know if a specific highway is a controlled highway, please contact the Maintenance Permits Services Office.