Land Use and PlanningBlaine A. Lucas and Krista-Ann M. Staley, The Legal Intelligencer
Billboard Regulation: Proceed With Caution
Over the past several decades, as they have become increasingly common and conspicuous, billboards also have become a source of land use litigation in both state and federal courts. The legal issues implicated by their regulation are broad, and include First Amendment and exclusionary zoning claims. As a result, local governments seeking to control the location and style of billboards must be sure to navigate carefully when weighing a landowner's or an advertising company's interests against those of the general public.