The Unified Development Ordinance, Section 712, establishes guidelines for both business use signs and those that may be posted by the general public, including signs for community events, garage sales, and political campaigns.

Reason for Regulation

Signs can be valuable resources for advertising or promoting services, products, issues and events. However, they can also make a community unsightly, create traffic safety problems by obstructing the field of vision of motorists, and create nuisances for nearby properties.


Before installing any sign any where, check the sign ordinance. Signs are regulated for size, location, and in some cases the length of time they are posted. Because of the many variables possible with signs, the sign ordinance can be confusing. If you are having difficulty interpreting the ordinance, call the Building Department at 361.777.4550..


Any person, firm, or corporation that violates, disobeys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $200 for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.