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Sign Policy Information
Welcome to the Sign Policy Information Page. The Sign Policy is a large document that has been separated into individual chapters to make the downloading process easier. If you are searching for a particular sign, consult the Sign Policy Index first to find the appropriate chapter.
ODOT has changed the process for distribution of the Sign Policy & Guidelines updates.  Effective April 2011, hard copies of the Sign Policy and Guidelines updates are no longer mailed as in the past.  Updates to the manual will only be available electronically on this website.  If you would like to receive email notification when updates to the manual are available, please respond by submitting your name and the email address you wish to receive notification to the following contact:

*Note: Please use this e-mail only if you want to receive email notification of updates to the Sign Policy. For specific questions about ODOT signing policy please contact ASK ODOT here or by phone at 888-275-6368​.

Policy Index
Index Page

Policy by Chapters

 Chapter 1:  Introduction  Chapter 5:  Guide Signs
 Chapter 2:  Signs & Policy  Chapter 6:  Construction
 Chapter 3:  Regulatory Signs  Chapter 7:  School Signs 
 Chapter 4:  Warning Signs   Chapter 8:  Bike/Ped Signs 

Entire Policy
The link below is to a copy of the entire Sign Policy.  Please note the size of this file is 18MB, which may take some time to download depending on your Internet download speed. 
Entire Sign Policy (18 MB)

Policy Updates

Current Policy Update: 
Pointer Icon  May 2017​

A sunset period of one year will be allowed to use up existing sign stock for signs OR7-8 & OR7-8c (Disabled Parking). No new signs are to be manufactured. After March 1st, 2013 only Federal sign R7-8 and revised OR7-8c may be installed (See February 2012 Sign Policy update). 
Archived Policy Updates:

​ February 2016​ ​ March 2016​  ​March 2017​​
 July 2014​​​
 ​March 2015​​ ​ September 2015​
​ July 2013  September 2013  ​​January 2014
​ May 2012​  ​November 2012  March 2013
 Aug 2011  Dec 2011  ​​Feb 2012
 April 2010  May 2010  April 2011
 September 2009  December 2009  March 2010
 January 2009  March 2009  May 2009
​ March 2008 ​ July 2008  ​October 2008
​ January 2008 ​ September 2007   ​November 2007
 February 2007  March 2007  May 2007
 May 2006   August 2006   October 2006
 November 2005   February 2006   April 2006 
 May 2003   June 2004   September 2005