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North Dakota Century Code Title 24. Highways, Bridges, and Ferries § 24-17-03. Outdoor advertising distance limitations

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Subject to this chapter, after January 1, 1968, or any later date established by the Congress of the United States in relation to 23 U.S.C. 131, or waiver of that date pursuant to title 23 of the United States Code, no sign may be erected or maintained within six hundred sixty feet [201.17 meters] from the nearest edge of the right of way and visible from the main traveled way of any highway that is a part of the state highway system in this state except the following:

1. Official signs and notices and directional signs and notices, including signs and notices pertaining to natural wonders, scenic and historic attractions, and outdoor recreational areas subject to the national standards to be promulgated by the secretary of transportation.

2. Signs advertising the sale or lease of property upon which they are located.

3. Signs specifically advertising activities conducted, services rendered, goods sold, stored, produced, or mined, or the name of the enterprise that is located on property used for the purpose advertised or on property contiguous to the advertised activity which is under the same ownership, lease, rent, or control as the property with the advertised activity.

4. Signs in unzoned commercial or industrial areas, which now or hereafter qualify as such, pursuant to the agreement between the director and the secretary of transportation according to 23 U.S.C. 131.

5. Signs relocated by reason of the construction or reconstruction of the state highway system.

6. Official highway signs within interstate rights of way giving specific information for the traveling public pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 131(f) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

7. Signs calling attention to the location of buried utility lines.

8. Political signs temporarily installed on private property, providing the signs do not include any form of commercial advertising.

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