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Private Directional Sign

Private DirectionalPrivate directional signs are intended to inform motorists of public and privately owned natural phenomena, historic, cultural, scientific, educational, and religious sites, and areas of natural scenic beauty or which are naturally suited for outdoor recreation. These signs are required to be located off the right-of-way, (i.e., on private property along interstate, freeway primary, and primary highways.

Here are a few examples of signs that qualified for the State of Iowa's private directional signing program.

Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) regarding private directional signs?

For in-depth information concerning private directional signs, view the Iowa Administrative Rules.

If you have any questions regarding private directional signing, please contact Iowa DOT's Agent Bethany Waltersdorf at 515-239-1755.

If you're interested in a private directional sign, please print an application and instructions on how to apply.

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