Texas Property Code - Section 202.009. Regulation Of Display Of Political Signs
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§ 202.009. REGULATION OF DISPLAY OF POLITICAL SIGNS. (a)
Except as otherwise provided by this section, a property owners'
association may not enforce or adopt a restrictive covenant that
prohibits a property owner from displaying on the owner's property
one or more signs advertising a political candidate or ballot item
for an election:
(1) on or after the 90th day before the date of the
election to which the sign relates; or
(2) before the 10th day after that election date.
(b) This section does not prohibit the enforcement or
adoption of a covenant that:
(1) requires a sign to be ground-mounted; or
(2) limits a property owner to displaying only one
sign for each candidate or ballot item.
(c) This section does not prohibit the enforcement or
adoption of a covenant that prohibits a sign that:
(1) contains roofing material, siding, paving
materials, flora, one or more balloons or lights, or any other
similar building, landscaping, or nonstandard decorative
(2) is attached in any way to plant material, a traffic
control device, a light, a trailer, a vehicle, or any other existing
structure or object;
(3) includes the painting of architectural surfaces;
(4) threatens the public health or safety;
(5) is larger than four feet by six feet;
(6) violates a law;
(7) contains language, graphics, or any display that
would be offensive to the ordinary person; or
(8) is accompanied by music or other sounds or by
streamers or is otherwise distracting to motorists.
(d) A property owners' association may remove a sign
displayed in violation of a restrictive covenant permitted by this
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1010, § 1, eff. June 18, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007