TxDOT On Campaign Sign Rules

TxDOT’s Bobby Colwell reminds everyone that during campaign season, the landscape blooms with a special kind of flower–the political sign.  Unlike wildflowers that are welcome anywhere, putting campaign signs on public land is illegal.

  • It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way.  This includes posting signs on trees, telephone 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.

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