A sign permit is required for new signs, as well as any reface, replacement (even if identical) or changes to an existing sign of the following types:
Please review the City of Bridgeton Sign Ordinance (PDF). prior to application submittal, this will help to ensure that your proposal complies to our regulations and that your application is processed as quickly as possible.
All Sign Permits require the following materials:
- Application for Building Permit and Application for Zoning Certificate (PDF)
- Four copies of a photo or rendering of the proposed sign, including sign measurements
- Sign Permit fee (this is non-refundable, required at time of submittal as of June 6, 2012)
For monument, ground, and pole signs, you will also need the following:
- Four copies of a site plan showing the location of the proposed sign
- Landscaping plan
For wall or window signs, you will also need the following:
- Four copies of a photo showing the location of the proposed sign
- Measurements of the signable area (the window or area of the building in which sign will be located)
Please allow ample time for review and issuance. Typical review time for a sign permit is 4 to 6 weeks, depending on submittal date, meeting dates/deadlines, and non-compliance issues. Work may not be started before the issuance of a permit.
Once the application, permit fee, and required plans are received by the Public Works Department, it will be processed and given an application number. The application will then be sent to the Planning and Zoning Department for review and approval.
After the Planning and Zoning Department has approved the application, it will go through a preliminary plan review in the Building Department. If the sign complies with the sign ordinance, it will be placed on the next available Design and Review Board agenda, where the Board will review the application.
Design & Review Board Review
All sign permit applications, excluding certain tenant panels, must be approved by the Design and Review Board before a permit can be issued.
At the Design and Review Board meeting, the Board will discuss the contents of the application and typically will have several questions for the application. It is strongly recommended that there be a representative present to answer these questions; the Board will likely table an application until a representative attends the Design and Review Board meeting.
Approval & Denial
If the Board approves the application, it will be sent back to the Building Department for a final comprehensive review, and the sign permit will then be issued.
Please note: The sign permit is typically issued 5 to 10 business day after the Design and Review Board has approved the application. You will be contacted upon issuance. Sign permits are good for 6 months from the date of issue.
If the Board denies the application you will be given the option to revise your drawings and resubmit.