The Texas Outdoor Advertisers Bond is required by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) requires outdoor advertisers to have a surety bond on file to legally advertise in the state. The DOT requires the Texas Outdoor Advertisers Bond amount to be $2,500 if signs are only posted in one county. ach additional county the applicant wishes to advertise in requires an additional $2,500 bond. Applicants who wish to advertise in 4 or more counties must post $10,000 worth of surety bonds.
The DOT regulates the display outdoor advertising signs that are not located at the premise of the advertiser. If these outdoor advertisements are along highways regulated by the Highway Beautification Act, this bond must be posted. All other highways and roads located outside of the corporate limits of cities, towns and villages in Texas under the State Rural Roads Act also require the bond. Sign owners may need to obtain an outdoor advertising license and permit, depending on location and type of sign. This does not include signs located in the state’s right of way. This includes traffic signs, memorial signs or logo signs.