Tourist Oriented Directional Signing (TODS) from Iowa DOT

The Iowa Department of Transportation issues permits through an application process for outdoor advertising signs along the state’s primary highways.

To Qualify as an Agricultural Activity

  • The site must be open a minimum of 40 hours a week, five days a week.
  • Be open 12 months per year or during the normal seasonal period.
  • A seasonal business may apply as long as it agrees to have closed panels on the TODS when the business is closed for the season.
  • Be located within 10 miles of the primary highway.

For more information, contact:

Iowa Department of Transportation, Tourist Oriented Directional Signing
515-239-1479 
joseph.guckert@dot.iowa.gov