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Texas Electrical Sign Contractor License

The Electrical Sign Contractor License grants you authorization to work on:

  • Alteration of electric sign wiring or conductors either inside or outside a building
  • Electric signs, cold cathodes, neon gas tubing, or outline gas tubing:
    • Design
    • Manufacture
    • Installation
    • Connection
    • Reconnection
    • Servicing

How to Get the Electrical Sign Contractor’s License in Texas?

  1. Employ and designate a Licensed Master Electrician or Master Sign Electrician, who can be the business owner
    • A single Master Electrician or Master Sign Electrician can be assigned to only one Electrical Contractor unless they own more than fifty percent of a later Electrical Contracting business
    • If the Master Electrician or Master Sign Electrician designated leaves the employment of the organization, this change must be notified to the TDLR as soon as possible. A new Master Electrician or Master Sign Electrician must be selected in the following thirty days
  2. Ensure the organization meets the required limits of business liability insurance and provide proof of this according to the TDLR standards by filling out and turning in an Electrical Sign Contractor Certificate of Insurance Form alongside the license application
  3. Define the business’s stand regarding Workers Compensation insurance, either with proof of having obtained it, a certificate of authority to self-insure or a statement that the choice has been made to not have Workers Compensation insurance. This is done pursuant to Chapter 406, Labor Code
  4. Submit an Electrical Contractor or Electrical Sign Contractor License Application Form with the payment of the corresponding non-refundable fee to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation P.O Box 12157 in Austin, Texas 78711-2157
  5. Once the application form and attached evidences are validated by the Department, the applicant will receive an official notification regarding further instructions for the licensure emission process