|Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)|
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and their Architectural Barriers Advisory Committee developed and maintains TAS, which is one of five state standards certified and approved by the United States Department of Justice as being equivalent to ADAAG as it applies to Title III entities covered by the ADA. TAS is the accessibility standard applicable to buildings and facilities constructed within the state.
The Texas Architectural Barriers Act, which is administered by TDLR, requires all construction documents for projects with an estimated construction cost of $50,000 or more to be reviewed for compliance to TAS. Plans and specifications for all disciplines must be submitted not later than five days after they are issued.
The law also requires subject projects be inspected for compliance within one year of completion of construction. Failure of the owner to correct violations of noncompliant conditions may result in TDLR imposing administrative penalties, which may be monetary and can be substantial.
TAS may be downloaded from the TDLR Website.