Ohio Roadside Memorial Tributes

This Official Ohio OH 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 Ohio OH.  The regulation, rules, laws, policy, procedures, and or guidelines etc information provided below for the Ohio OH 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.

Ohio OH State Flag Roadside Memorials.

Ohio OH State Flag Roadside Memorials Support and Registry Tribute page.

Ohio Roadside Memorial Program (Ordinance No. 56 – 2015)

Approved June 2, the “purpose of the Precious Ohio Memories Roadside Memorial Program is to provide friends and relatives of a person deceased due to a tragic event, the opportunity to memorialize them by establishing a process for the placement of a Ohio OH roadside memorial near the scene of the tragic event in a safe and consistent manner.”

Highlights of the Ohio Roadside Memorial ordinance:

‒ The placement of an Ohio roadside memorial will be permitted along a public sidewalk, roadway, or right-of-way and maintained by the city anytime within 30 days after a death due to a tragic event.

‒ Ohio Roadside memorials must comply with all Ohio and Massillon laws, rules and regulations that govern all roadways and right-of-way.

‒ Ohio Roadside memorials must not cause unsafe conditions for passing motorists, pedestrians, or for people maintaining or visiting the memorial. The placement of roadside memorials on traffic medians is prohibited.

‒ The 30-day time period shall commence when a resident or city employee notifies the office of the Safety Service Director.

‒ Roadside Memorials in Ohio commemorating anniversaries, birthdays, and other holidays will be removed within 15 days after notification.

‒ A roadside memorial in Ohio shall be no more than 30 inches in height (measured from the paved surface), 2 feet in width (measured along the roadway), 6 inches in depth (measured perpendicular to the roadway).

‒ A roadside memorial shall not contain unattended candles, glass, other sharp objects, or any other features determined by the city that may compromise public safety.

‒ The city shall remove a roadside memorial prior to the expiration of the 30-day period for failure to comply with applicable laws. If the city determines a memorial is out of compliance, the city will make reasonable efforts to contact the family to request that the non-compliant aspects of the memorial be corrected.

Ohio OH Roadside Memorials Questions:
Should Ohio OH Roadside Memorials be allowed?
Who removed my Ohio OH Roadside Memorial?
Do Ohio OH Roadside Memorials cause safety issues and concerns?
Are Ohio OH Roadside Memorials distracting?
Ohio OH Roadside Memorial Controversy?
Should Roadside Memorials be banned in Ohio OH?
What are the Ohio OH State Rules or Laws for Roadside Memorials?
Does Ohio OH have Roadside Memorial programs?
Can I make a permanent Roadside Memorial in Ohio OH?
Can I put a Roadside Memorial on Private Property in Ohio OH?
How much do Ohio OH Roadside Memorial permits cost?
In Ohio OH, how long do Roadside Memorial permits last?
Do Ohio OH Roadside Memorials distract other drivers?
Do Roadside Memorials cause issues in Ohio OH?
Do Ohio OH Roadside Memorials cause Maintenance issues?
Are Roadside Memorials illegal in Ohio OH?
Where do I apply for an Ohio OH Roadside Memorial permit or program?
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James Barrett

Looking for guidance in erecting a small memorial at the crash site where our daughter Tiffany was killed at. That is Interstate I-70 Westbound at the 83 mile marker in Madison County, London, Ohio.

James Hill

Hi, I will send you an email. You can purchase a ready to use tribute cross online at several places:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Memorial-Cross-Roadside-Remembrance-White/dp/B0797X9QPJ
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/market/roadside_cross

After that, please create an account on our main web site and register your tribute site there using a photo taken from your smart phone:

This is our new web site for all new roadside tributes. It allows you to more easily create and share your tribute site.

Thanks for writing.

Jim Hill, webmaster

Marlene Carmack

Is there a public listing of victims and where they are located. If you find a cross that has been damaged who is to be notified to either get it repaired or replaced.

James Hill

I don’t know of any way to search for crashes in Ohio other than what we have posted. The NHTSA does have a database but it requires purchase. The maintenance of any roadside tribute is the responsibility of the person who made it.

Sydney Short

On state route 55 and 235, in Champaign county Ohio, near Wallace Road, my dear friend, Aaron Bosse, was in a motorcycle accident where he lost his life. A group of friends put a memorial cross out there and just recently we noticed it has been removed but no one was notified if it was removed for a reason. If there’s any ways I could get some information on the removal of the cross that’d be awesome.

James Hill

I am so sorry that someone removed this. Perhaps it was the State Highway crew, it is impossible to know. I don’t know any way to find out. Once again, I am sorry that someone took it down. Jim Hill


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