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Outdoor Advertising Signs

TxDOT, through the department's Right of Way Division, regulates the display of off-premise outdoor advertising signs along highways regulated by the Highway Beautification Act (HBA) and all other highways and roads located outside of the corporate limits of cities, towns and villages in Texas under the State Rural Roads Act (RRA). The program does not include signs located within the state right of way, including traffic signs, memorial signs or logo signs.

Rules and Regulations

Sign owners may need to obtain an outdoor advertising license and permit, depending on location and other regulations. You must have an Outdoor Advertising License issued to you prior to applying for a permit. For more information, review the rules in the Texas Administrative Code:

To report alleged violations of law and rules for off-premise outdoor advertising signs, submit an Outdoor Advertising Sign Complaint.

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License and Permit Renewal

The new system will launch Jan. 23, 2017.

License Fees Cost
Application fee for License $125
Annual License Renewal fee $75
Late fee for Annual License Renewal $100
Permit Fees Cost
Application fee for Permit $100
Annual Permit Renewal fee $75
Late fee for Annual Permit Renewal $100
Permit Transfer fee $25
Replacement Plate fee $25
Application fee for non-profit Sign Permit $10

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