Directional Sign Program
Agritourism Tourist Oriented Direction Signs (TODS)
Do you have problems with getting people to your farm without getting lost? Do you want professional signage to guide visitors to your farm? Then you may want to look into getting an Agritourism Tourist Oriented Direction Sign. These new signs have a special Agritourism icon that will identify your business as an Agritourism Operation. The Agritourism icon is the Pick Tennessee Products barn with the rising sun in the background. The Agritourism icon is very attractive and will make your TODS more noticeable than a normal TODS.
The TODS program is for agritourism tourist related businesses in rural areas. The signs are installed at the nearest intersection with a state route in order to direct motorists off the main route to the local streets. TODS are an inexpensive option to direct travelers to your business.
Sign Program for Agritourism Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) are guide signs to be used on conventional highways to display business and directional information.
To qualify for a TODS you must have the following:
- Is your operation considered Cultural, Historical, Recreational, Agricultural, Educational, or Entertainment?
- Is your operation within ten miles off the nearest state route intersection?
- Is your operation opened 5 days a week and 8 hours a day OR a seasonal business?
- Does your operation have a telephone, restrooms, and drinking water OR offers agricultural activities, services, or products?
If you checked all of the above you may qualify for a TODS. To cover the cost of erecting signs and administering the TODS program, each participating tourist oriented business shall pay TDOT the following fees:
- Application Fee - $25.00
- Initial Permit Fee - $200.00 per sign
- Total - $225.00
- Annual Renewal Fee - $50.00 per sign
*If you are a Seasonal Business you must include a schedule of regular seasonal dates of operation and when it will be opened to the public.
To apply you must fill out an application. You can get an application from:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Eric Jackson, TODS Program
Suite 400, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Or through the TDOT's website.
The Logo Program
The Interstate LOGO Program is the state's interstate sign program that directs travelers to Gas, Food, Lodging, Camping, and Attractions. These signs are for businesses located near an interstate interchange and help to advise travelers when to exit. Attractions which meet current guidelines may be signed up to 15 miles from the interstate.
To apply for the LOGO program:
Tennessee Logos, Inc.
1993 Southerland Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: 844.208.5646 OR 615.650.2729
For the LOGO program, additional trailblazers may be purchased from the LOGO contractor and eligible businesses should contact their local county or city government to arrange to have these sign installed.