Have you ever gone by a corner with ten 4x8 board signs standing there in their ugly manner demanding your attention and wondered, "Who owns that property?" In Harris County, you can find out by going to the Harris County Appraisal District website at <http://www.hcad.org/>. The information provided is a matter of public record, and the website is available to anyone 24/7.
The locator map is a little difficult to navigate, but after you zero in on your target property, you should be able identify an account number associated with the tract of land you are interested in. You then use the account number to obtain more details about owner name and owner address.
The owner name may not be a person, but instead a company. If you need more information, like a phone number, call the Appraisal District information line at 713.812.5840 to speak to someone who can look it up for you.
And this may have been the easy part, but it can work. After following this process, an absentee property owner has given his permission to remove two board signs off his land, signs that someone placed there without his knowledge or consent.
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Good suggestions!! dcad.org has similar info for Dallas County. They also have an aerial mapping function that is especially handy if you know the physical location of a sign but don't have any idea what street address would apply, like near a highway. You can zoom in on the area and overlay the approximate property boundaries to see which address contains the sign. If the sign has been there a long, long time you may even be able to see it in the aerial photo. Actually, most of the aerial photos are at least 2 years old but they also have ground level photos of most commercial property and these may be newer.