California Department of Transportation

Outdoor Advertising

** The Office of Outdoor Advertising is part of the Division of Traffic Operations.

The Department regulates the placement of outdoor advertising displays visible from California Highways. The Department performs regular reviews of freeways and highways identified on the National Highway System to enforce outdoor advertising requirements under the Federal Highway Beautification Act and the State's Outdoor Advertising Act.

Our primary headquarters are in Sacramento with auxiliary offices in Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.

The Office of Outdoor Advertising now has a telephone line that is available for questions, inquiries, and any other general questions you may have. Please call (916) 654-6473 and leave a message. We will return your call within 3 business days.

New! Office of Outdoor Advertising E-mail Address:

New! Caltrans Earth:


    If you cannot locate a specific display, please submit a California Public Records Act request to the Office of Outdoor Advertising. More information can be found in the link below:


MAP-21 Information and Maps:

Outdoor Advertising Updates:

Outdoor Advertising Precedent Decisions:

Outdoor Advertising contact information:

Laws and Regulations:

Federal State Agreement:


Highway Designations:

Related Links:

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