Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor Advertising Rulemaking Workshop

CDOT invites you to share your expertise with us regarding the proposed emergency changes to the Outdoor Advertising Rules by participating in a virtual workshop and submitting comments. Your involvement and participation are voluntary and appreciated.

Attend the Virtual Workshop

At the workshop, CDOT will provide a brief overview of Senate Bill 21-263, explain the emergency and permanent rulemaking timeline, as well as the proposed emergency rule changes. The workshop will then be open for public comment on the proposed rule changes.

Monday, July 19, 2021
1- 3 p.m. (MDT)

GotoWebinar Online Registration

After clicking the registration link, you will be directed to the GotoWebinar registration page. You can also find the webinar registration link from CDOT's Rules webpage. If you are unable to attend the virtual workshop, the recording of the event will be available online.

Submit Comments

CDOT requests written comments to the proposed rule changes here by July 23, 2021. Please submit all written comments to [email protected].



Contact Natalie Lutz at 303-757-9441 or [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance registering for the virtual workshop.

Thank you for your participation in the rulemaking process and for providing feedback on the proposed rule changes.

About Outdoor Advertising

CDOT regulates outdoor advertising along the Colorado state highway system. Signs that are within 660 feet of highway right of way are subject to state and federal rules and regulations, which include requirements for size, lighting and spacing.

 Generally, a sign that advertises an activity, service or product not conducted on the property upon which the sign is located must obtain a permit from CDOT.

 If a permit cannot be obtained, then that sign would be considered illegal if erected at that location.


Pursuant to state and federal law, CDOT is required to provide effective control of outdoor advertising devices adjacent to state highways in accordance with the Highway Beautification Act of 1965. CDOT outdoor advertising permits are required to display off-premise advertising adjacent to state highways. CDOT determines eligibility, issues permits and oversees all outdoor advertising devices.