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Sign Permits

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  Regulations, Standards & Details
  ETJ Category A (Scenic Signage)
arrow gif ETJ Category B (Major Thoroughfares) &
ETJ Category C (Major Freeways)
  Toll Road Signage
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ETJ Category B (Major Thoroughfares) &
ETJ Category C (Freeways)

        Allowable on-premise ground sign heights and sizes by
        sign type and category of right-of-way


 
Category "B"
  Height
(ft)
Size
(sf)
Single Business Sign 24 200
Multi - Tennant 2 or 3 Businesses 30 400
Multi - Tennant More than 3 Businesses 36 600
Flag Sign 40 0
 
Category "C"
  Height
(ft)
Size
(sf)
Single Business Sign 42.5 300
Multi - Tennant 2 or 3 Businesses 42.5 525
Multi - Tennant More than 3 Businesses 42.5  750
Flag Sign 60 0
 

Application of Categories

Category "B" Category B signs are defined as Signs visible from, and located on-premise with frontage on the Rights of Way major thoroughfares other than Category "A"
   
Category "C" Category C signs are defined as Signs visible, and located on-premises with frontage on the Rights of Way, major freeways.
Note: Any Ground Signs - 30 Feet and above require Engineered Foundation Drawings with a hole inspection.

 

Qualifications For Review & Permitting
Submittal should consist of the following:

  • Sign Permit Application
  • Survey of Site or Site Plan
  • Sign Construction and Face Details

Visible - when used in connection with visibility of a sign from a County Toll Road, means that any message bearing part of the sign is legible from a County Toll Road. Any sign within six hundred and sixty (660) feet of edge of pavement of main-traveled way of a County Toll Road shall be presumed visible from that road and erected for the purpose of having the message seen from the main-traveled way of a toll road within Harris County; however, there is no presumption that signs beyond six hundred sixty (660) feet of a County Toll Road are not visible from the road.

Procedures
Subject File Type
Commercial Signs Flyer Adobe pdf file

Required Forms
Subject File Type
Sign Application Adobe pdf file

Supporting Information
Subject File Type
Sign Examples Adobe pdf file
Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan web link
Area of a Sign Adobe pdf file
Quantity Adobe pdf file
 
 


Contact Information

 
  Manager: Samuel Gorgy

  Deputy Sign Administrator:
Shepard R. Cross

  10555 Northwest Freeway
Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092

 
Phone number 713 316 3521
Fax Number 713 956 3050
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