TxDOT Wants to Remind Residents of the Rules Regarding Political Signs on Roadways
It's is a election year and the candidates are out and about campaigning. With campaigning come banners and signs. However, when it comes to the roadways in Texas there are some rules to follow when it comes to where you can put your campaign signs.
The Texas Department of Transportation wants you to be aware of the laws regarding signs.
Under Texas law, it is a class C misdemeanor to place any sign on state highway right-of-way. The penalty for violating this law is a fine of up to $500 per sign. It is legal to place a campaign sign on private property adjacent to state highways with the landowners’ permission. Restrictions require that signs be constructed of lightweight material and limited to 50 square feet in size. Signs may be placed as early as 90 days prior to an election and must be removed within 10 days after an election.
These laws are in place to help with the clutter on our highways. They want to make sure that all official traffic control signs are visible for the safety of the travelers on the roadway.