Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Association

Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Association

The Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Association is a not-for-profit organization of small businesses, individuals and outdoor advertising companies that have joined together for the protection of private property rights. Click here to learn more about AOAA.

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Thank You For Checking Us Out

Published March 15, 2013 under Recent News.

Welcome to the Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Association website. We are currently looking to increase our membership. If you are a billboard owner/operator or supplier we would love to have you join the organization.  Please click on the AOAA Membership page to the left for more details.

RSVP Public Hearing 3-8-13

Published March 14, 2013 under Recent News, Regulatory News.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department recently held a public hearing concerning changes to the RSVP policy.  The AHTD made public changes they are looking to make to the current guidelines, which at present are simply a policy. They are looking to promulgate the RSVP program as a set of rules. The AOAA was represented at the meeting and revisions to the AHTD changes were offered as a public comment. At this point it is unclear if the AHTD will make changes based on the public hearing before presenting to the Highway Commission. The next Commissioners meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2013.

Link to RSVP with recently changes recently proposed by the AHTD: 

AOAA Proposed changes: RSVP AOAA

AOAA Correspondence with AHTD RE: Transit Advertising on state rights of way

Published September 3, 2008 under Member Resources.

AOAA Members,

Please find attached a letter I recently received regarding bus bench advertising. Mr. Flowers wrote this letter in December of 2007, but I just found out about it. I was not aware of the “Arkansas Transit Association” prior to the receipt of this letter.

Our attorney, on behalf of the AOAA, forwarded Mr. Flowers’ letter to the City Attorney in Hot Springs. He further explained why the advertising is illegal. All of the advertising is being conducted on AHTD right of way.

AOAA Correspondence re: Transit Signs on Rights of Way

David Hamilton
Arkansas Outdoor Advertising Association

Digital Billboard Debuts – Ft. Smith Times Record

Published August 19, 2008 under Local News Clips.

August 17, 2008 – Commuters passing through the intersection of Old Greenwood Road and Phoenix Avenue likely have seen the latest innovation in outdoor advertisement to hit western Arkansas.

An LED digital billboard owned and operated by Phoenix-based Clear Channel Outdoor has replaced a “vintage” static billboard at the 4700 block of Old Greenwood Road. The $90,000 billboard, according to building permit records, is slightly smaller than the maximum 300-square-foot regulation — and yes, it’s legal.

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Regulations for Control of Outdoor Advertising

Published July 1, 2008 under Member Resources.


These regulations have been established by the Arkansas Highway Department as authorized by Arkansas Act 640 of 1967 and Highway Commission Minute Order No. 72-6 for compliance with Section 131 (d) of Title 23, U.S.C. to promote the reasonable, orderly, and efficient display of outdoor advertising while remaining consistent with National and State policies to protect the public interest in the Interstate and Federal-aid Primary Highways; to promote the safety and recreational value of public travel; and to preserve the natural beauty of the State of Arkansas.

Regulations for Control of Outdoor Advertising