Subject: Political Sign Policy

Date: September 13, 2018

WHEREAS, Texas Property Code § 202.009 allows owners in property owner associations the limited right to display political signs advertising a political candidate or ballot item; and

WHEREAS, the Association desires to adopt a resolution setting forth guidelines on the display of such signs in accordance with the law.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Association’s supplementary guidelines for Owners and Members are as follows:

  1. No political sign may be displayed prior to the 90th day before the date of the election to which the sign relates.

  2. No political sign may be displayed after the 10th day following the date of the election to which the sign relates.

  3. All political signs must be ground-mounted.

  4. Property owners may not display more than one sign for each candidate or ballot item.

  5. Political signs may not contain roofing material, siding, paving materials, flora, one or more balloons or lights, or any other similar building, landscaping, or nonstandard decorative components. 

  6. Political signs may not be attached in any way to plant material, a traffic control device, a light, a trailer, a vehicle, or any other existing structure or object.

  7. Political signs may not include the painting of architectural surfaces.

  8. Political signs may not threaten the public health or safety.

  9. Political signs may not be larger than four feet by six feet.

  10. Political signs may not violate the law.

  11. Political signs may not contain language, graphics, or any display that would be offensive to an ordinary person.

  12. Political signs may not be accompanied by music or other sounds or by streamers or be distracting to motorists.

  13. In the event an owner displays a political sign in violation of these rules, the Association  may, but is not required to, remove the sign at the owner’s expense. 

To the extent these guidelines contradict with any previous guidelines, rules, covenants, or restrictions, these guidelines shall control. These guidelines are supplementary and are in addition to any and all other covenants, conditions, restrictions, rules, and guidelines in effect for the Association.