You may have noticed a Lazybrook deed restriction prohibiting all yard signs with the exception of Real Estate signs of a specified size. The LCC would like to clarify Texas Law regarding this restriction as it relates specifically to Political yard signs.
The Texas State Election Code (Title 15. Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns, Chapter 259. Political Signs) defines the law regarding the placement of political signs. Section 259.002 (b) specifically restricts property associations from prohibiting political signs during an election.
“a property owners’ association may not enforce or adopt a restrictive covenant that prohibits a property owner from displaying on the owner’s property one or more signs advertising a candidate or measure for an election”
This means that our deed restriction regarding signs does not apply to political signs during an election. You are allowed to place political signs in your yard but you must follow the rules laid out in the election code:
- Signs must be on private property, no right-of-ways or easements
- Signs may only be up for a period of 90 days prior to the election and must be removed no later than 10 days after the election
Property associations are permitted to enforce or adopt covenants that govern the following restrictions on political signs:
- Must be ground mounted
- Only one per candidate
- Restriction on sign material and size (4 ft x 6 ft)
- Must not threaten public health, safety or violate the law
- Must not contain language, graphics or any display that an ordinary person would find offensive
- Should not be accompanied by music, sounds or streamers that could distract drivers
Please follow these restrictions when placing your signs out of respect for your neighbors.