(a)Except as provided by subsections [
] (f) and (g) of this section, a commercial sign
may not be erected that exceeds an overall height of 42-1/2 feet.
(b)A roof sign that has a solid sign face surface
may not at any point exceed 24 feet above the roof level.
(c)A roof sign that has an open sign face in which
the uniform open area between individual letter or shapes is not less
than 40 percent of the total gross area of the sign face may not at
any point exceed 40 feet above the roof level.
(d)The lowest point of a projecting roof sign or a
wall sign must be at least 14 feet above grade.
(e)For the purposes of this section, height is measured
from the centerline of the main-traveled way closest to the sign face,
at a point perpendicular to the sign location. A frontage road of
a controlled access highway or freeway is not considered the main-traveled
way for purposes of this subsection. In the event that the main-traveled
way that is perpendicular to the sign structure is below grade, sign
height will be measured from the base of the sign structure.
(f)The height measurement does not include any renewable
energy device such as solar panels or wind turbines that are attached
to the sign structure above the sign face to improve the energy efficiency
of the sign structure.
(g)A commercial sign structure erected
prior to March 1, 2017 may not be higher than 85 feet, excluding a
cutout that extends above the rectangular border of the sign face.
(h)A person may rebuild a sign structure
erected prior to March 1, 2017 without obtaining a new or amended
permit from the department, provided that the sign is rebuilt at the
same location where the sign existed on March 1, 2017, at a height
that does not exceed the height of the sign on that date and continues
to complies with all other provisions of the sign permit except height.
The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed
the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on August 31, 2017
Deputy General Counsel
Texas Department of Transportation
Earliest possible date of adoption: October 15, 2017
For further information, please call: (512)