Sign Ordinance

City Council Approves Sign Ordinance Change
Posted on 03/28/2019
Temp Sign

At the March 19, 2019 City Council meeting, Council voted to approve the recommendation of the Planning Commission to clarify definitions of "banner" and "temporary sign." The new definitions and procedures are explained below:

 Is it a banner or a temporary sign?

 

As defined by the City of Bainbridge Zoning Ordinance, a temporary sign is “Any sign that by its design and construction is intended to be used for a limited period of time and is not permanently anchored or mounted. Such signs are constructed of materials and to a standard meant to last less than one year. Included signs put up during periods of rent, lease, sale or construction. Temporary signs will be permitted for sixty days from the time a permit is issued for non residential zoning districts.”

 

A banner is defined as “A temporary sign, requiring a permit, consisting of durable and flexible material such as but not limited to coated, corrugated, or non corrugated paper, cardboard, vinyl, plastic, canvas or fabric of any kind, intended to be hung rigidly, either with our without a frame, attached to one or more poles, or mounted as a temporary sign device, with or without characters, letter, illustrations or ornamentation. Banners will be permitted for sixty days from the time a permit is issued for non residential zoning districts.”

 

What do you need to know?

Both temporary signs and banners require a permit from the City of Bainbridge Planning Office. An application fee of $25 applies to temporary signs, however, there is no charge for banner permits. Banner permits are valid for a maximum of 60 days. Temporary sign permits are valid for a maximum of 60 days. In order for a permit to be issued, you must provide a property owner letter of authorization and a diagram showing placement of signs and how it will be secured.