Check here for city, state and national information regarding sign laws, billboards and blight.


TxDOT “Final Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 21 Concerning Outdoor Advertising” issued August 25, 2014

Rule Comments on the proposed rule changes for the regulation of billboards and supporting exhibits, Section 21.189 

  • Exhibit A  Veridian Review of TxDot Safety Study
  • Exhibit B   Veridian Report Supporting 30-foot Height
  • Exhibit C   Scenic Texas Public Hearing Testimony

Scenic Texas Amicus Brief

State of Texas v Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

Texas Billboards 

Texas Cities that Prohibit New Billboards- 2014(.xlsx format)

Texas Cities that New Prohibit Billboards- 2014(PDF format)

Electronic Digital Billboards

Scenic Houston’s  Digital Billboard Fact Sheet

Scenic America’s Digital Billboard page

Digital Billboards- Things to Consider

TxDOT Inventory Digital Billboards as of Jan. 31, 2013 (.xlsx format)

TxDOT Inventory Digital Billboards as of Jan. 31, 2013 (PDF format)

TxDOT Inventory Digital Billboards as of March 3, 2015(.xlsx format)

TxDOT Inventory Digital Billboards as of March 3, 2015 (PDF format)

Fact Sheets

Billboard Costs

Scenic Byways Map

Protected Roads

Texas Roads Protected from new billboards

Billboard Control Philosophically and Legally

Why Subsidize Billboards?

County Billboard Facts

Billboard and Sign Regulation in Texas-Recent Cases and Trends

Texas Sign Laws 

Interstates and Federal Highways

Rural Roads

City Statutes

Illegal Signs (aka, bandit signs) in the Public Right-of-Way

Toll Roads

Billboard Complaints TxDOT Form

TxDOT Outdoor Advertising Billboard Complaint Forms, Contacts, Booklet, Rules, Other Forms

Additional Sign Laws

Quotes, Speeches, Presentations and Video Essays 

Ed McMahon’s Galveston Presentation May 2015

“Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness”- TED talk by Ed McMahon, October 25, 2014

A video from the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations

A Visual Essay by Scenic America on Urban Sign Pollution

What’s a world without outdoor advertising? See this video of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Eisenhower Notes for Association of National Advertisers

A speech by President Lyndon Baines Johnson from October 22, 1965

Listen to President L.B. Johnson speak frankly about the billboard industry in a 1968 conversation with Congressman Jim Wright

‘The Goodliest Land’ Address by Charles Kuralt at Scenic America’s National Conference, May 12, 1997

Vance Jackson Neighborhood, Inc.

Vance Jackson Neighborhood, Inc., a homeowners association in San Antonio:


Rhode Island’s Department of Transportation’s Best Practices Design Guide 


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