An active organization composed of various private and governmental groups, businesses, and agencies who are interested in preservation, enhancement, marketing, and development of the route's scenic, cultural, recreational, and historic qualities must be established.
The sponsoring organization must include the County Judge, or an individual appointed by the Judge, or Quorum Court of each county through which the potential byway passes. The organization must also include the Mayor, or an individual appointed by the Mayor or City Council, of each incorporated community through which the potential byway passes. The request must be accompanied by support from any cities and/or counties through which the Scenic Byway is routed, including appropriate City Council Resolutions and/or Quorum Court Orders.
The route's corridor must contain abundant scenic, cultural, recreational, and/or historic qualities that would be of interest to tourists. Segmentation of the route will be considered if development patterns exist which may detract from the overall character of the byway.