The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding candidates for public office in the March primaries that the state has rules and regulations in place concerning campaign signs.
TxDOT reminds candidates and supporters that putting campaign signs on public land is illegal.
TxDOT has issued a list of guidelines for political signs, including:
- It is illegal to place any signs on or with in 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.
TxDOT also reminds candidates that if a sign is placed in the right of way or it’s posing a traffic hazard, TxDOT will remove it without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner.
Anyone with questions, is urged to contact their local TxDOT office.do