Sponsor responsibilities prior to designation
- Local sponsors must submit an application to the state for determining if their proposed route is consistent with the goals of the North Dakota Scenic Byways Program. A local sponsor can be any citizen, organization, or business.
- Local sponsors must gain support of the jurisdiction(s) responsible for the roadway. Support from the communities along the route is also beneficial.
- Local sponsors must submit a corridor management plan (CMP) with a scenic byway/backway application.
- Funding for the installation and maintenance of scenic byway/backway route signing will be the responsibility of the local roadway jurisdiction and/or sponsors.
- A local contact must be provided to handle requests for local information from tourists. The local sponsor is responsible for coordination of local scenic byway resources and activities.
- The local sponsor is responsible for development of a local marketing campaign. The state will provide marketing for the statewide Scenic Byways Program as a whole.
Sponsor responsibilities upon designation
- Conduct a byway/backway board meeting at minimum, one time per year. The purpose to confirm board members and stakeholders; set term limits for board members; confirm organization's officers; identify work plan for sustaining and/or enhancing byway/backway.
- Properly install and maintain route signing, state designated signs and where appropriate nationally designated signs along your byway/backway. Signs that need to be replaced should be noted and replaced.
- Attend state byway leader meeting hosted by the North Dakota state byway coordinator. At minimum, one representative of each byway/backway must attend.
- Develop and distribute where appropriate at minimum, one marketing piece (separate from the state byway program's information guide).
- Update partner-access website information for byway/backway attractions and events as requested via the North Dakota Tourism Department.
- Plan and coordinate with North Dakota state byway coordinator to conduct one byway/backway inspection per year to ensure route is accessible and no major concerns exist.
- Submit an annual report, per the request of and to the state byway coordinator, regarding scenic byway/backway economic impacts, enhancements, results of marketing efforts, and corridor management plan implementation.