News Article | July 20, 2022
|"Our county owns a building that's located in a very busy area of town. I've had many business leaders reach out to me wanting to know if they can advertise on this building. Is this allowed and what process should the commissioners court put in place?"|
What is the process for the lease or sale of advertising space?
Local Government Code §263.251 authorizes the commissioners court to adopt a procedure by which the county leases or sells advertising space in or on a county-owned building. The procedure must include a requirement that the county post notice on the county’s Internet website continuously for the 14 days immediately before the date the award of the lease or sale is made. The notice must also be published at least one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county not earlier than the 30th day or later than the 14th day before the date the award of the lease or sale is made. The notice must include a description of the advertising space and the procedure for submitting bids or proposals. For more information, see TAC's updated publication Short Answers to Common Questions: Website Posting Requirements for Counties.