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Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Changes to 5501:2-2 - Erection and Control of Outdoor Advertising

Start: Thursday, March 9, 2023
End: Thursday, March 9, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teleconference: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Microsoft Teams Meeting , call 1-614-721-2972. Then enter the meeting I.D. which is 995 231 260#.



                     DATE:                Thu, March 9, 2023     
                     TIME:                10:00 a.m.
                     LOCATION:      Teleconference


THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT), pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Ohio Revised Code, hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be conducted for the purpose of considering the amendment of the following rules contained in the Ohio Administrative Code (Ohio Adm. Code).

The public hearing will be conducted online on the 9th day of March, 2023 beginning at 10:00 a.m., via the following link: Click here to join the meeting. If unable to use the link, you may call +1 614-721-2972, and enter conference id: 995 231 260#.  All interested persons affected by the proposed actions may be heard by oral or written testimony.

NOTE ON ELECTRONIC HEARING: To reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19) and pursuant to section 12 of Am. Sub. H.B. No. 197, ODOT is conducting this hearing virtually through electronic means. During the hearing, any person affected by the proposed rule actions who wishes to appear and be heard must participate electronically. Information on how to participate in the hearing is provided below.

The following rules are being amended:

5501:2-2-01 Definitions
5501:2-2-02 General provisions for the erection and control of outdoor advertising
5501:2-2-03 On-premise advertising devices
5501:2-2-04 Directional and official advertising devices
5501:2-2-05 Permits
5501:2-2-06 Nonconforming advertising devices
5501:2-2-07 Illegal advertising device and sign face removal procedures
5501:2-2-08 Penalties
5501:2-2-09 Advertising devices located on scenic byways
5501:2-2-10 Advertising devices located on premises of professional sports facility

Copies of the proposed rule are available from:

All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. Those persons who wish to provide oral testimony are encouraged to contact ODOT through brianne.brown@dot.ohio.gov, no later than March 2, 2023 at 5 p.m., and may be given preference in the order of their testimony.

All interested persons providing written comments in lieu of oral testimony are also encouraged to send their comments, no later than March 2, 2023 at 5 p.m. to:

Division of Chief Legal Counsel
Attn: Brianne Brown
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223