Banner District

Construction Services - HPWOCE1007
Contact
Houston Public Works
Construction Services

1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.9101 (Street Cuts)
832.395.9610
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Not Required
Processing Time
up to 30 business days

About

Banner means a decorative outdoor display that is placed, erected or fastened to a street light standard owned and maintained by an electric utility as permitted by this section. Banners shall be used for noncommercial or nonpolitical purposes only and shall use a word or words only as a part of an artistic composition.Banner district means an area designated by the city council pursuant to this section within which the display of banners is permitted.

After Approval

Once a banner district is approved, a sign permit is required to install the displays. Unannounced inspections may be conducted by Sign Administration.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

Request letter for amendment of existing council motion; District boundary map; Site plan to show locations of banners; Banner details (dimensions, material, text, ground clearance); Proportion of nonresidential in banner area; Right of Way (ROW) width; X, Y coordinates of each banner to be used for GIS mapping; Pre-approval letter from CenterPoint to install banners on their poles; Banner District Contact Information Form

Apply in Person

Bring the request letter and supporting documents to Encroachment Section, located at 1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor.

Apply by Mail

Mail the request letter and supporting documents to: Office of the City Engineer ROW-Encroachment 1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor Houston, TX 77002

What You Need

Site plan to show locations of banners; Banner details (dimensions, material, text, ground clearance); ROW width; X, Y coordinates of each banner to be used for GIS mapping

Submit Plans in Person

Bring the plans to the Encroachment section, located at 1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor.