Nebraska DOT: Unlawful to Place Campaign Signs on State’s Right-of-Way

(Undated) -- The Nebraska Department of Transportation is reminding the public that it is unlawful to place political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway and interstate right-of-way.

The NDOT says this includes intersections, medians, entrance and exit ramps, sidewalks and the ditches and lands that make up the right-of-way bordering the length of each roadway. NDOT maintenance crews will remove any signs that are improperly placed within the state highway right-of-way. The Department of Transportation says these signs will be stored for a brief time in the maintenance yards throughout the state where the owners may reclaim them.

The public is advised to reference local regulations for questions regarding a specific location and to keep in mind that violation of local sign ordinances may result in a fine. Those needing further information concerning the boundaries of state right-of-way corridors or seeking sign permit information should contact their local district permit officer listed below. Inquiries may also be made to NDOT’s Right-of-Way Division office at (402) 479-4463.

  • District 1, Lincoln (402) 471-0850
  • District 2, Omaha (402) 595-2534
  • District 3, Norfolk (402) 370-3470
  • District 4, Grand Island (308) 385-6265
  • District 5, Gering (308) 436-6587
  • District 6, North Platte (308) 535-8031
  • District 7, McCook (308) 345-8490
  • District 8, Ainsworth (402) 387-2471

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