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SIGNAGE CRITERIA

All signage must conform to The Woodlands Standards 2.10 and 2.12.
 
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE AND VILLAGE ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE SIGNS MUST:
 
1. Be in good repair and aesthetically pleasing, in keeping with the character of the community.
2. Not be lighted, accompanied by music, sound, balloons or streamers, or be distracting to motorists.
3. Be ground mounted, and not attached in any way to plant material, light standards, or other existing structures or
objects.
4. Not exceed 6 square feet in area, and 5 feet in total installed height (including mounting and/or post, if any).
5. Not be placed in the public road right-of-way.
6. Be a placard, banner, flag or device that promotes a candidate or an issue. A 2-sided sign is considered one
sign.
7. Not remove trees or other vegetation, for the installation or visibility of the sign.
8. Be made of materials in accordance with the Standards, such as, Plywood, flat rigid plastic, foam board and/or
metal. Corrugated fiberglass, plastic and cardboard are not acceptable.
9. Be removed within 24 hours following the day of the election.

  • Trained designees have the right to remove any candidate sign in violation of this standard, County Ordinance and state laws.
  • All candidates are urged to review signage limitations with their campaign staff and workers and remove signs immediately after the elections.
  • A clean-up fee may be incurred for signs in violation of the standards. An offense of the County Ordinance is a Class C Misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine up to $500.00. For more information, call 281.210.3800.
  • Residential Design Review Committee or Village Association candidate signs which conform to these Standards are pre-approved and require no application permit or approval.

Election Day
1. Residential Design Review Committee or Village Association candidate signs may be placed at the polling place
24 hours before the regular election day and must be removed within 24 hours following the day of the election.
2. Candidates must keep electioneering and signage at least 25 feet and not more than 200 yards from the outside
entrance to the polling site.
3. Electioneering activities at the polling site are limited to the distribution of literature and personal communication.

Convenience Voting
1. Two (2) Residential Design Review Committee or Village Association candidate signs promoting each candidate
or issue on the ballot may be place at least 25 feet from, but not more than 200 yards from, the outside entrance
to the early voting polling site during the 20 day period preceding the date of the regular or runoff election.
2. One Residential Design Review Committee or Village Association candidate sign promoting a candidate for each
office or issue on the ballot may be placed on each Single Family Lot (single family dwellings may be detached,
or attached, townhouses, duplexes, or condominiums, excluding apartments) and/or each tract of land
(commercial properties) with the written consent of the owner beginning the 20th day preceding the regular
election day, and must be removed within 24 hours following the day of the regular or runoff election.
3. Candidates must keep electioneering and signage at least 25 feet from the outside entrance to the polling site.
4. Electioneering activities at the polling site are limited to the distribution of literature and personal communication.

Generic Voting Signs
1. Generic voting signs are displayed during the convenience voting period and on Election Day.
2. Generic voting signs are signs placed or installed by The Woodlands Township which do not advocate or
support a particular candidate or issue.
3. The generic voting signs must be removed within 24 hours following Election Day.

State Law
Section 393 of the Texas Transportation Code states, among others, that: 
-A person may not place a sign in the Right of Way of a public road unless the placement of the sign is authorized
by State Law.
-An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.


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