Scenic City

The mission of the Scenic City Certification Program is to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. The Scenic City Certification Program provides a proven, highly-regarded tool to Texas cities for assessment, evaluation, and recognition of infrastructure standards.

The evaluation reviews every applicant’s existing ordinance and code language in these areas:

  • Streetscape enhancements
  • Parks, trails and open spaces
  • Lighting standards
  • Design integrity
  • Landscaping and screening
  • Sign control
  • Litter and graffiti prohibition
  • Utility and cable line programs
  • Unique municipal features
  • Special programs

Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification Program for an objective, points-based review of existing municipal infrastructure ordinances. Every application receives a score sheet evaluation; cities that score at the upper level and demonstrate a landscaping/tree planting program, on-premise sign regulations and prohibition of new billboards may earn Certified Scenic City designation.