Sign Permitting

A sign permit is the certification by the Planning Department that a sign complies with the requirements of the Town of Burgaw Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  The goal of the ordinance to:

  • Ensure that signs are designed, constructed, installed, and maintained so that public safety is not compromised;
  • Provide for the safety of vehicular traffic by limiting visual interference;
  • Allow for identification needs while not unduly detracting from the community’s small town character; and
  • Promote the efficient transfer of information in sign messages.


When would I need a sign permit?

A permit must be obtained before erecting, moving, enlarging, illuminating or substantially altering a sign.

There are signs that do not require permits; however, they do have regulations in terms of placement, size, and display time.  Please see the attached FAQ for more information.