Request a Memorial Marker

Do you want to remember someone who has died as a result of a traffic crash on a City of Orlando road?

The city has established a Memorial Marker Program to continue traffic safety awareness and the need to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries.


Step 1.Gather your materials

To request a marker, you will need the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Full name of deceased
  • Date of crash
  • Location of crash

If you are not a relative, you will need approval from the decedent's immediate family. You must have that family member's name, contact information and relationship to deceased for us to verify the authorization.

Step 2.Submit the request

Complete an Application

Step 3.We will review your request

After receiving your request, we will obtain a copy of the incident report and investigate the site of the incident to determine the most appropriate location for the marker installation.

Step 4.We will be in touch

We will respond to your request within five business days. If your request is approved, we will contact you and provide the installation schedule. If your request is denied, you will be notified of the decision and reason why.

These markers primarily are to recognize and commemorate the lives lost on the roadways in Orlando. Secondly, these markers are to serve as public awareness of roadway safety and the need for all (drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists) to engage in safe behavior while sharing the roads.

What will the markers look like?

  • Round 15 inch in diameter aluminum sign
  • White background and blue letters
  • Mounted to a steel u-channel post
  • All markers will say "Drive Safely, In Memory of [Name of Decedent]"

Where will the markers be installed?

  • Markers will be installed only on city-maintained roads
  • Markers can only be located in the public right of way
  • Every effort will be made to place the marker as close as possible to the location where the loss of life occurred. 

Who can request a marker?

  • Immediate family members
  • Friends who have authorization from the decedent's immediate family

Who pays for and maintains the markers?

  • The city pays for the installation and all maintenance costs
  • The markers are allowed to remain in the right of way for five years - the city reserves the right to have them removed due to construction or other maintenance needs
  • Memorial markers are not allowed within the limits of active construction projects