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Act 106 of 1972
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HIGHWAY ADVERTISING ACT OF 1972

Act 106 of 1972

AN ACT to provide for the licensing, regulation, control, and prohibition of outdoor advertising adjacent to certain roads and highways; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to promulgate rules; to provide remedies and prescribe penalties for violations; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1972, Act 106, Imd. Eff. Mar. 31, 1972 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 464, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 252.301SectionShort title.
Section 252.302SectionDefinitions.
Section 252.303SectionPurpose.
Section 252.304SectionSize, lighting, and spacing of signs and sign structures; regulation and control; exceptions.
Section 252.305SectionSigns subject to act.
Section 252.306SectionPermit; application; contents of form; change in highway designation or other reason; digital billboard permit; owner of nonstandard sign.
Section 252.307SectionPermit; fees; expiration; renewal; exception; effect of nonpayment; notice of permit cancellation; maximum amount of increased renewal fees for late payments; transfer fee.
Section 252.307aSectionIssuance of annual permit for new sign on or after January 1, 2007; permit issued before January 1, 2007; interim permit; conditions; limitations; renewable permit; size limitation on service club signs or religious organization signs; sign advertising product, service, or retail business owned and operated by sign owner; transfer of permit; permit canceled due to nonpayment of renewal fees.
Section 252.307bSectionDirectional sign for publicly or privately owned activity or attraction; permit; limitations; display of message.
Section 252.308SectionRepealed. 1976, Act 265, Imd. Eff. Oct. 1, 1976.
Section 252.309SectionPermit; issuance or denial.
Section 252.310SectionPermit; exemption.
Section 252.311SectionTrimming or removing trees or shrubs within highway right-of-way; violation; penalty; hearing; removal of sign.
Section 252.311aSectionPermit to manage vegetation.
Section 252.312SectionPlacing permit number on sign; violation; penalty.
Section 252.313SectionSigns prohibited on adjacent areas; exceptions.
Section 252.314SectionSigns on land leased from state; conditions; terms; cancellation.
Section 252.315SectionSize requirements and limitations.
Section 252.316SectionIlluminated signs.
Section 252.317SectionDistances between signs; sign utilizing digital billboard; distance from interchange, intersection, or rest area.
Section 252.317aSectionNonconforming sign; maintenance and repair; compliance with federal statutes, rules, regulations, or agreements; nonstandard sign; "customary maintenance and repair" defined.
Section 252.317bSectionCrossing limited right-of-way to erect or maintain sign; penalties.
Section 252.318SectionProhibited signs or sign structures.
Section 252.318aSectionBillboards; advertising purchase or consumption of tobacco products prohibited; advertising sexually oriented business prohibited; violation; civil fine.
Section 252.318bSectionVoluntary agreement.
Section 252.318cSectionMichigan billboard advisory council; creation; purpose; duration; recommendations as advisory; membership; appointment; terms; vacancy.
Section 252.319SectionRemoval of signs or sign structures; procedure.
Section 252.320SectionSeverability.
Section 252.321SectionPenalty; misrepresentation.
Section 252.322SectionRemoval of signs or sign structures; compensation; condition.
Section 252.322aSectionRescission of rules.
Section 252.323SectionRules; hearings; review.
Section 252.324SectionRepeal.
Section 252.325SectionRepealed. 2006, Act 448, Eff. Jan. 1, 2007.