Missouri Roadside Memorial Tributes

This Official Missouri MO Roadside Memorial Registry page will allow you to register, plot, pinpoint and pay tribute to your loved one(s) Roadside Memorial for the State of Missouri MO.  The regulation, rules, laws, policy, procedures and or guidelines etc information provided below for the Missouri MO 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.

Missouri MO Roadside Memorial state flag photo

Missouri MO Roadside Memorial state flag photo

Missouri Roadside Memorial law rules are they allowed: David’s Law Signing Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

Update as of April 17, 2021 Missouri has an official roadside memorial program. Their web site includes ways to search for existing memorials as well as the ways to request your own. There is a charge for the service. For more information please follow this link: Memorial Designation Programs | Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org)

You can view an online registry of all of the memorials created by the State of Missouri on this web page: MoDOT Memorial Map

News article dated 2-27-2008:

Source Bill bans homemade roadside memorials – News – Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia, MO (columbiatribune.com)

The Missouri House narrowly approved legislation allowing citizens to pay the Missouri Department of Transportation for signs commemorating drunken driving victims. The bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Deeken, R-Jefferson City, would set up a program that would allow citizens to pay a $1,040 fee for MoDOT to erect two signs in memory a family member who was killed by a drunken driver. The House passed the bill on Monday.

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Richard Olesen

How do I get a Memorial sign for my son who died at mile maker 33.8 going west just outside of Odessa, MO in 2006?


Question regarding when a family member passes in a wreck and what is authorized in Missouri for a roadside memorial (size, time frame, amount of structures/objects) it seems from all of the articles I have found that it does not fall under the Missouri Memorial Designation Programs and it also seem that maybe the Current state law bans such memorials, Thanks for any info on this.

James Hill

I think that you are reading the laws correctly for the State of Missouri. The memorial program is very restrictive. That is why you will see people building their own memorials.


Thanks James for your reply on the above I also have a question to add. Short background a man speeding about 70 mph over posted speed limit on a bad road (hills/curves) hit my wife and I and destroyed our car (he passed away). there are several memorials crosses, buckets of flowers and all of them are pretty big. While the driver was not drunk but intoxicated in another way and after reading from the following, I wonder if the signage/memorial is in violation. Thanks for any info. : Department of Transportation / Division 10—Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission / Chapter 27—David’s Law Signing. 7 CSR 10-27.020 Eligibility
PURPOSE: This rule provides eligibility
requirements to obtain a drunk driving victim
memorial sign under David’s Law.
(1) A sign may only be installed in memory
of an individual who died in Missouri as a
result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a
person who was shown to have been operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
(2) Intoxicated individuals killed while operating a motor vehicle are not eligible for this


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