Houston Sign Administration regulates and permits all advertising signs within the City of Houston. The Houston Sign Code was originally adopted in May 1980 and revised in July 2020. The code provides standards for the use, quality, construction, and location of advertising signs throughout the City. The height, size, and lighting of signs is determined by the category of the street from which the sign will be viewed. The Code also regulates off-premise signs (also known as billboards) in the city, as well as extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
The Houston Sign Code regulates on-premises commercial advertising signs that are visible from the public right of way (i.e., alleys, streets
Any person or company engaging in exterior sign work for others.
Operating permit for an off-premise sign.
Refurbishment means to restore to like-new condition. This is not to be confused with retrofit, alteration, modification or replacement.