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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 component; (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 section. Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1010, § 1, eff. June 18, 2005.

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