If I hold a permit, what is the process to apply for a new location?

If the permit holder has an interim permit, and has determined a proposed location, they can apply on-line using the interim permit(s). If the permit holder has a permit associated with a built sign, the sign and sign structure would need to be removed, and that permit exchanged for an interim permit. Prior to applying for a location approval, the permit holder should be aware that the location needs to meet, but is not limited to, the following requirements:

  • 1,000 feet spacing between permitted signs along freeways and interstate
  • 500 feet spacing between permitted signs along non-freeway
  • Landowner consent
  • Zoning of commercial, industrial or business (if the location is beyond 1 mile of an incorporated municipality, it shall be within 800 feet of an active commercial or industrial business on the same side of the highway
  • If the location is unzoned, it shall be within 800 feet of an active commercial or industrial business on the same side of the highway

Further questions on the process and/or to obtain application instructions, contact the Highway Advertising Specialist, Melissa Staffeld at (517) 335-2209.