Iowa Road Signs

CHURCH, SERVICE CLUB, CEMETERY, AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SIGNS


CHURCH and SERVICE CLUB SIGNS

Church, service club, cemetery, and religious school signs display a message relating to the facilities' locations, services or meetings. Messages are limited to identification of the entity, directional information, service hours, an appropriate emblem, or similar information.


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If you have any questions regarding these signs, please contact the Iowa DOT's agent Rob Strickler at 515-239-1647.

Church, service club and cemetery signs

Examples of church and service club signs

Signs which identify or direct to churches, nonprofit service club organizations, religious schools, and cemeteries, may be erected provided the following criteria are met.

  • The location placement must not be within the public right of way.
  • The size of the sign must not exceed 8 square feet. If multiple signs are combined on a single structure, the overall size must not exceed the number of entities identified multiplied by a factor of eight.
  • Messages are limited to identification of the entity, directional information, service hours, an appropriate emblem, or similar information.
  • The sign must not resemble a traffic control device nor interfere with any such device maintained by the Iowa DOT within the right of way.
  • The sign must not obstruct the view of any highway or railroad to the extent it makes it dangerous to use the highway.
  • The sign must not be lighted so it impairs the vision of the driver of any motor vehicle.