TxDOT Reminds Citizens not to Post Signs Along Highway Rights of Way

Contact: Andrew Carlson

Phone: (325) 643-0413

Date: Jan. 11, 2018

Campaign season provides for a public refresher on state sign laws

BROWNWOOD – With political signs beginning to sprout across the Texas landscape as we enter another campaign season, TxDOT wants to remind everyone that it is against the law to place signs of any kind within highway rights of way.

What You Need to Know:

  • It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, utility poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
  • Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission.
  • Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
  • Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
  • Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.

Sign Removal:

All signs that are posted in the right of way will be removed by TxDOT crews without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner.

Visit TxDOT's Right of Way Division for more information.


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