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Section 10: Nonprofit Signs

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Procedure

A nonprofit organization may obtain a permit to erect or maintain a nonprofit sign, with a reduced original fee of $10.00, and a $10.00 annual renewal fee.

No outdoor advertising license is required to obtain a nonprofit sign permit, or to maintain a nonprofit sign.

In order to qualify for a non-profit sign permit issued under this subsection, a sign must comply with all applicable requirements from which it is not specifically exempted, be in a conforming location, and it must meet the definition of a nonprofit sign.

An application for a nonprofit sign permit must include, in detail, the content of the message to be displayed on the sign. Prior to changing the message, the permit holder must obtain the approval of the ROW Division.

If at any time the sign ceases to meet the requirements for a nonprofit sign, the permit will be subject to cancellation.

If the holder of a nonprofit permit loses its nonprofit status or wishes to advertise or promote something other than the municipality or political subdivision, an Outdoor Advertising License must be obtained and the permit must be converted to a permit for a sign other than a nonprofit sign. The license and permit applications and fees can be found on the TxDOT website.

A nonprofit organization holding a valid permit for a nonconforming sign that would otherwise qualify for a permit under this subsection may convert its permit to a nonprofit permit by filing an application with the ROW Division. No fee is charged for the conversion; the permit may be renewed for $10.00 per year.

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