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TODS is a California sign program that was authorized
by California State Legislature through the passage
of State Assembly Bill 2339 in 1994. The purpose of
the program is to guide "out-of-town" travelers
to California's tourist attractions. The Bill requires
that Caltrans establish and charge a fee to place
and maintain these generic TODS.
Does my business qualify?
Businesses such as wineries, gift shops,
restaurants, arts and crafts shops, etc. can qualify
if the eligibility requirements are met.
Signs are NOT allowed:
Who do I contact?
To find out if your business can qualify,
it is recommended that you contact the TODS Coordinator in the Caltrans District in which the sign will be installed.
What is the cost?
Signs must be fabricated and delivered
to Caltrans by the applicant. No more than three TODS
shall be allowed on one sign structure and no more than
two sign structures shall be allowed at one intersection,
one in each direction.
Caltrans Installs the sign(s)
The cost for one panel, one direction is $400.00
for the initial permitee and Caltrans Maintenance maintains
the sign panel(s).
$70.00 - Non-refundable eligibility / application fee
$30.00 - Annual Maintenance fee per panel per direction
$300.00 - Installation / Processing fee per panel
Total TODS Fee = $400.00
Sign Specification Drawings: