Four states currently ban billboards: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine and Vermont. It is no accident that these four states are known for their scenic beauty. Businesspeople in these states recognize that an unmarred landscape promotes tourism and benefits them in the long run. Billboard bans also level the playing field between local businesses and national chains in at least one advertising medium.
Two states, Rhode Island and Oregon, have prohibited the construction of new billboards and a handful of communities have chosen to cap on the number of billboards that can be constructed.
- List of Communities Prohibiting Billboard Construction
- Scenic America has a nice section on Billboard and Sign Control that contains a Model Statewide Billboard Legislation
- Citizens for a Scenic Florida has a nice site of information on fighting billboards in Florida