Texas Local Government Code - Section 216.903. Regulation Of Political Signs By Municipality
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Section: 216.011 216.012 216.013 216.014 216.015 216.901 216.902 216.903 217.001 217.002 217.003 217.021 217.022 217.041 217.042
§ 216.903. REGULATION OF POLITICAL SIGNS BY
MUNICIPALITY. (a) In this section, "private real property" does
not include real property subject to an easement or other
encumbrance that allows a municipality to use the property for a
(b) A municipal charter provision or ordinance that
regulates signs may not, for a sign that contains primarily a
political message and that is located on private real property with
the consent of the property owner:
(1) prohibit the sign from being placed;
(2) require a permit or approval of the municipality
or impose a fee for the sign to be placed;
(3) restrict the size of the sign; or
(4) provide for a charge for the removal of a political
sign that is greater than the charge for removal of other signs
regulated by ordinance.
(c) Subsection (b) does not apply to a sign, including a
billboard, that contains primarily a political message on a
temporary basis and that is generally available for rent or
purchase to carry commercial advertising or other messages that are
not primarily political.
(d) Subsection (b) does not apply to a sign that:
(1) has an effective area greater than 36 feet;
(2) is more than eight feet high;
(3) is illuminated; or
(4) has any moving elements.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1004, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007