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Houston to Impose Sign Permit Moratorium

The Houston City Council recently passed an ordinance that will halt the issuance of any new sign permits for a period of 60 days. It is extremely important to act now if you plan to install new or replacement signage in the City of Houston this year.


The City Council passed this ordinance in response to an expected U.S. Supreme Court decision that could require changes in the Houston Sign Code. As such, Council decided to halt any new permits to review the Houston Code, once the Supreme Court decision is reached, which is currently expected in June or July 2022. During this Review Period, with limited exceptions, no new sign permits will be issued by the City of Houston.


If you are planning any Houston signage for 2022, it is important that you obtain sign permits for your project prior to the moratorium to avoid any delays or potential changes to the sign code. Further, it is unclear whether any other jurisdictions, including Harris County or surrounding areas will enact a similar Moratorium.


Contact Sign Advisors immediately to review any upcoming signage projects, discuss the pending Moratorium or better understand the Supreme Court case.


See below for the City of Houston Sign Moratorium Ordinance as well as the Memo Published from the Texas Sign Association

City of Houston Sign Ordinance Jan 2022
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Texas Sign Association Houston Ordinance Memo
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