2018 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 3 - Traffic-Control Devices
Section 309 - Prohibition of unauthorized signs, signals, lights, or markings -- Commercial advertising -- Public nuisance -- Removal.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-309 (2018)
Effective 5/12/2015
41-6a-309. Prohibition of unauthorized signs, signals, lights, or markings -- Commercial advertising -- Public nuisance -- Removal.
  • (1) Except as provided in Section 41-6a-310, a person may not place, maintain, or display upon or in view of any highway any unauthorized sign, signal, light, marking, or device which:
    • (a) purports to be or which resembles a traffic-control device or railroad sign or signal, or authorized emergency vehicle flashing light;
    • (b) attempts to direct the movement of traffic;
    • (c) hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of a traffic-control device or any railroad sign or signal; or
    • (d) blinds or dazzles an operator on any adjacent highway.
  • (2) Except as provided under Section 72-7-504 regarding logo advertising, a person may not place or maintain any commercial advertising on any traffic-control device.
  • (3) The provisions of Subsections (1) and (2) do not prohibit a sign on private property adjacent to a highway providing directional information in a manner that may not be mistaken for a traffic-control device.
  • (4) Every prohibited sign, signal, or light, or marking is a public nuisance and the highway authority having jurisdiction over the highway may remove it or cause it to be removed without notice.
  • (5) A violation of this section is an infraction.


Amended by Chapter 412, 2015 General Session
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