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Sign Regulations – What Do We Need to Do?

August Webinar

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

* Registration open until 8/22/23 at 4:30 PM (EST)

Event Details


In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert created problems for every community that regulated signs by mandating content neutrality but leaving gray areas about to what extent. In 2022, we had some answers from a more recent SCOTUS case out of Austin, Texas, and a lot more guidance on best practices for regulating signs. We understand that the courts deemed content-based regulation unconstitutional, but to what extent? The Reed case answered one question but opened up several more that lead to some gray areas that are still up for discussion. This year, we had the Austin v. Reagan SCOTUS opinion that answered one of those outstanding questions related to whether we can regulate off-premise signs differently than on-premise signs (hint: the answer is yes). The purpose of this session will be to provide an overview of these court cases and their implications on sign regulations. The session will also address some best practices in crafting sign regulations that minimizes the risk to communities and an approach to help you update your sign regulations.

*This webinar is pending approval for one hour of CM credit through the American Planning Association.


Wendy Moeller, Principal/Owner, Compass Point Planning

Mail-In Registration Form

If you would like to register via a paper form, you can download one at the link above (note that a separate form must be filled out for each registrant).

  • Make all checks payable to Ohio Township Association; payment for more than one attendee can be included in the same check.
  • The form can be mailed to the Ohio Township Association at 6500 Taylor Rd. Suite A, Blacklick, OH 43004, faxed to 614-863-9751, or emailed to (Emailed forms will require mailed payment to the address above.)
  • Paper registration forms are due five business days prior to the event.

For More Information:

Michael Zaky
Michael Zaky
Director of Education & Events OTA (614)863-0045

Once purchased, webinars are non-refundable. If your refund request is due to a scheduling conflict, contact Michael Zaky for assistance with links to the recording after the webinar. He can be reached at or 614-863-0045.