Official City and County Signs
Official signs authorized by local jurisdictions that display general noncommercial destination information. To qualify as an official city, county or public agency sign, the sign must:
Local jurisdictions and agencies have considerable latitude in the type of messages that can be displayed on the signs. Messages that provide a welcome at entrance points, identify jurisdiction boundary lines, direct motorists to public buildings, parks or recreation areas, or which generally reference motorist services and community attractions are acceptable. Messages that include specific business names, products, commercial messages or promotions for private non-profit groups, however, are not allowed on this type of sign.
The local jurisdiction or public agency would just need to secure a lease or other interest in a site to erect such a sign. No approval or involvement by the DOT is required. However, the department would be willing to assist cities, counties and public agencies in meeting the requirements needed to qualify for official signing.
If you have any questions regarding Official City or Official County signs, please contact the Iowa DOT's Agent Eileen Buchanan at 515-239-1449