Idaho Roadside Memorial Tributes

This Official Idaho ID Roadside Memorial Registry page will allow you to register, plot, pin point and pay tribute to your loved one(s) Roadside Memorial for the State of Idaho ID.  The regulation, rules, laws, policy, procedures and or guidelines etc information provided below for the Idaho ID State Roadside Memorials is ever changing and we will do our best to maintain this information for you.  If you have new or updated regulation information that we have not posted, please let us know HERE.

Roadside Memorial Registry for the State of Idaho ID.  Read below to find out how you can or can’t put up a Roadside Memorial in the State of Idaho.
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regulations for the State of Idaho Roadside Memorial Tributes.

Idaho Roadside Memorial Rules and laws.


 As a means of promoting safety upon the highways of this state, the transportation department, the state police and other law enforcement officers shall permit relatives or friends of a person killed in a traffic accident upon a highway of the state, with the consent of the next of kin of the deceased, to erect a traffic accident memorial in memory of the decedent. The Idaho roadside memorial shall be erected adjacent to the portion of the highway where the accident occurred so that the traffic accident memorial serves as a reminder that a fatality occurred on that stretch of highway and that public safety will thereby be enhanced. The transportation department shall promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section, to provide size limitations the traffic accident roadside Idaho memorial must conform to and to retain jurisdiction over areas where traffic accident memorials are placed.

FROM ACHD: Draft Idaho IOD Idaho Roadside Memorial Policy for Comment

Garden City – The proposal would allow Idaho roadside memorials but the displays would be regulated to ensure public safety and that the monuments are well maintained.

The policy will be discussed at an ACHD Commission work session on July 8th and, depending on the public feedback and the Commissioners’ preference, may be up for adoption at the ACHD night meeting on July 22nd.

To remain in the public right-of-way – the areas around the local roads, intersections and bridges – all idaho Roadside memorials will be required to be registered with ACHD. Such notice will allow for inspections and any needed modifications to prevent the display from becoming a hazard to drivers, pedestrians or cyclists.

Unregistered roadside memorials in Idaho are subject to removal, although ACHD will make a good faith effort to contact the sponsor to register the display or remedy any issues that prevent approval. The fixes could include relocating or amending the entire display or some of its elements.

A temporary Idaho roadside memorial can remain for up to one year, under the draft policy. Afterward, the display must be removed or converted to a permanent memorial, which would require a license agreement for use of the public right-of-way.

Ghost bikes, which have appeared across Ada County in the last several years at sites where cyclists have died, would be treated as temporary Idaho roadside memorials.

As an alternative to a memorial, sponsors can ask for an ACHD-supplied sign that would carry a safety message as well as the deceased’s name. The signs would comply will all of the same safety and upkeep requirements.

The proposal would replace an informal ACHD policy that largely allowed memorials as long as they did not create a hazard or block public access to the right-of-way. Memorial sponsors and critics have complained that the lack of written guidance has left too much uncertainty over what may be acceptable, which prompted the Commission to ask for a policy.

The draft policy follows existing ACHD ordinances and state laws that require the right-of-way to be free from distractions, sight obstructions and impediments for users to access roadway features. If a memorial meets those requirements, then it will likely be approved, under the proposal.


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Chaplain Cheryl M. Haney

Our family would like a permeate Memorial sign. Who should we contact? It is in Valley County. Donner Pass area.

James Hill

Idaho allows memorials with approval from the next of kin. They require what they call a right of way encroachment permit. Contact the regional office of the DMV district in which the memorial will be located. Start here:

If you find it please send me a link here so I can post if for everyone.

Jim Hill


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