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TxDOT regulates commercial signs along Texas highways under Transportation Code Ch. 391 and outdoor advertising along minor roads outside of the corporate limits of cities, towns and villages under Transportation Code Ch. 394. Commercial signs do not include signs located within the state right of way, including traffic signs, memorial signs, or logo signs.
All regulations concerning commercial signs and outdoor advertising in Texas can be found online in the following subchapters of the Title 43 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 21:
*Please note that amendments made to Trans. Code Ch. 391 have changed the maximum height of newly constructed signs to 60 feet, which is not yet reflected in the administrative code.
Report alleged violations of law and rules for commercial signs in EPS.
The regulations for commercial signs and outdoor advertising in Texas require information such as the classification of roadways and the locations of other permitted signs. TxDOT maintains a public-access reference map to assist you with obtaining some of this information; a link to which is provided below:
Enterprise Permitting Solution (EPS) allows you to manage the licensing and permitting for your commercial sign business online. Through EPS, you can do the following without needing to submit forms by mail:
Please read the following prior to starting the registration process:
If you are interested in receiving notifications including announcements of rule changes regarding the commercial signs regulatory program for billboards, please subscribe to updates.
If you require assistance or have questions concerning commercial signs and outdoor advertising, please contact the Right of Way Division. Responses usually occur within one business day.