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Selecting the Location of the Sign (Billboard)

Illinois Department of Transportation - Outdoor Billboards

Main Page | Maps | Applications | Frequent Questions

Determine if the sign is on a controlled route on the map linked below. If yes then proceed to the Applications page, if no, then a permit is not required from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The department has created maps for each of the nine highway districts depicting the "controlled" routes with a grey line. These are special use maps and are not intended for navigation or legal purposes. Please click on the appropriate district to be re-directed to the "Getting Around Illinois" web site for the selected district and controlled routes.

Central Office / Bureau of Land Acquisition
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
(217) 782-6243

District 1
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196
(847) 705-4000

District 2
819 Depot Ave.
Dixon, IL
(815) 284-2271

District 3
700 East Norris Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 434-6131

District 4
401 Main
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 671-3333


District 5
13473 IL Hwy 133
P.O. Box 610
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-4181

District 6
126 East Ash
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-7301

District 7
400 West Wabash
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-3951

District 8
1102 Eastport Plaza
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 346-3100

District 9
State Trans. Building
P.O. Box 100
Carbondale, IL 62903
(618) 549-2171

  To obtain more information than what is located on the map, a Freedom of Information request (FOIA) will need to be submitted. Any FOIA request submitted should include precise location and description of the sign permit information being requested in order to avoid delays in processing the request.  


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