The State of Arizona has a Highway Beautification Program that mandates the State regulate outdoor advertising signs placed along the National Highway System (NHS) along with certain other highways. This Program is in addition to programs and ordinances of local governments to control the placement of signs within their jurisdictions.
The State Outdoor Advertising Laws and Regulations are consistent with laws and regulations promulgated by Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (23 USC 131 and 23 CFR 750). The Federal Highway Administration provides oversight of the State program based upon the Federal-State Agreement.
State laws (A.R.S. §§28-7901 through 28-7915) primarily establish the authorized locations, prohibitions and standards for outdoor advertising signs placed and maintained along specific highways.
State regulations (R17-3-701 and R17-3-701.01) primarily provide definitions of terms and the Permit application process.
Arizona Statutes ARS §§ 28-7901 through 28-7915
Arizona Regulations R17-3-701, R17-3-701.1
Federal Law 23 USC 131
Federal Regulations 23 CFR 750
Licensing Time Frames ARS §§ 41-1072 through 41-1079
Licensing Time Frames R17-1-102