A permit or a relocation credit as defined in ORS 377.766 shall be issued for the relocation of a permitted outdoor advertising sign lawfully located within a commercial or industrial zone in existence on May 30, 2007, if the site lease for the sign is terminated for any reason. The existing outdoor advertising sign may be relocated within any commercial or industrial zone if the new sign and the new site comply with ORS 377.700 to 377.840, and upon the following conditions:
(1) The outdoor advertising sign that is relocated may not have a sign size larger than that specified in the permit for the sign located on the site on which the lease was terminated. However, an outdoor advertising sign with 250 square feet or more of display surface on one side may be increased to the maximum size allowed by ORS 377.700 to 377.840 if the relocated sign is not visible from Interstate Highway 5, Interstate Highway 205, or Interstate Highway 84. A single-faced sign may be relocated as a back-to-back sign.
(2) The site for the relocated sign is not within the distances set forth below, on the same side of the highway, from a site from which an outdoor advertising sign was purchased pursuant to the provisions of ORS 377.700 to 377.840.
Distance in Either
Types of HighwayDirection from Site
Other State Highway500 feet
(3)(a) If an outdoor advertising sign is relocated within a commercial or industrial zone that first came into existence after January 1, 1973, the site shall be within 750 feet of a developed commercial or industrial area, as measured parallel to the centerline of the highway.
(b) For purposes of this subsection, “developed commercial or industrial area” includes only the land occupied by a building, parking lot, storage area or processing area of a commercial or industrial use and on the same side of the highway.
(4) A permit may not be issued to relocate an outdoor advertising sign more than 100 miles from the existing site of the sign as of May 30, 2007, as measured along public streets, roads or highways between that site and the proposed new site. For relocation credits that exist as of May 30, 2007, a permit may not be issued to relocate an outdoor advertising sign more than 100 miles from the existing site of the sign as of September 1, 1977, as measured along public streets, roads or highways between that site and proposed new site.
(5) Outdoor advertising signs may not be relocated to a state highway or portion of a state highway designated as part of the scenic byway system by the Oregon Transportation Commission. If a portion of a highway is no longer designated as a scenic byway, as provided by state and federal law, an outdoor advertising sign may be relocated to that portion subject to ORS 377.700 to 377.840 and 377.992 and any other limitations provided by law.
(6) If the outdoor advertising sign being relocated is relocated as a tri-vision sign, the applicant shall obtain three equivalent permits or relocation credits and the sign must meet all requirements of this section.
(7) If the outdoor advertising sign being relocated is relocated as a back-to-back tri-vision sign or V-type tri-vision sign, the applicant shall obtain six equivalent permits and the sign must meet all requirements of this section. [1975 c.336 §9; 1977 c.265 §4; 1983 c.226 §1; 1993 c.268 §1; 1997 c.249 §121; 1999 c.877 §10; 2007 c.199 §14]Section: Previous 377.755 377.756 377.757 377.758 377.760 377.765 377.766 377.767 377.768 377.770 377.773 377.775 377.777 377.780 377.785 Next
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