Nuisance and Nonconforming Signs

Non-conforming Signs


  • A sign lawfully existing or under construction on the effective date of the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance which does not conform to one or more of the provisions of the Sign Regulations of the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance may be continued in operation and maintained as a legal nonconforming sign. A nonconforming sign is allowed to remain until such time as:
    • The sign is abandoned
    • The property owner or tenant changes or alters the sign in any manner other than by normal maintenance to the configuration existing at the time of enactment of the Sign Regulations of the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance
    • It is determined by the building official or his designee that the sign is a threat to health, safety, or welfare of the citizens and/or a public nuisance.
  • A nonconforming sign which has been blown down or otherwise destroyed by wind, fire or damages from any other source may be repaired if the sign is not abandoned, provided that the cost of repairing the sign is 60% of the cost of erecting a new sign of the same type at the same location, or less. If the cost of repairing the sign is more than 60% of the cost of erecting a new sign of the same type at the same location, the sign may not be altered, reconstructed, repaired or replaced, and the owner must remove the sign or bring it into compliance with the Sign Regulations of the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance.

Nuisance Signs



Deteriorated Signs


Pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Article 342, as amended, a sign that is visible from a public place and that is dilapidated, deteriorated, unsafe, abandoned, or is a hazard to the health or safety of the public, is declared a public nuisance.

Abandoned Signs


Pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 342, as amended, a sign that is abandoned and is visible from a public place is declared a public nuisance.