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In fewer than 30 days, Missouri City residents will vote in the 2018 General Election at polling stations citywide. Local races this year include the following positions: Mayor, At-Large Position #1 and At-Large Position #2. Recently, the City has received numerous inquiries regarding placement of election signage. To address these issues, staff compiled this list of frequently asked questions in relation to this topic:
No. Signs are not allowed in the public right-of-way without the written authorization of the public entity owning or controlling the public right of way. See Section 13.17.I of the Zoning Ordinance of the Missouri City Code via this link: http://bit.ly/2ND3B3J.
Questions or concerns regarding sign placement must be reported to the City’s Code Enforcement Division using SeeClickFix.
Signs may not be placed on City property except as provided by the municipal policy on signs during election season. View the policy via this link: http://bit.ly/2Okdvg8.
Vehicle signs under Sec. 13.10, Regulations for conditionally exempt signs, H. Vehicle signs, are prohibited. View the ordinance via this link: http://bit.ly/2OPM8Km.
Yes. A City issued special event permit is required if the event occurs outside or inside a place that is not zoned for such an event. Additionally, a health permit may be required if food is being provided. For more information on obtaining a health permit, contact the Inspections & Permits division at 281.403.8600.
A comprehensive overview (candidates, key dates, applications, notices, ordinances, signage, election packet and more) may be found on the City’s website here: http://bit.ly/2A0KP3T. This web page is regularly updated by staff.
No. Public resources should not be used for campaigns. For more information and to submit complaints, contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 512.463.5800.
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