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RaShae Jennings

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Sign Regulations

Downtown sign

 Downtown Bardstown, Aug 1940
Photo courtesy of Dixie Hibbs

 
Welcome!

The sign regulations for the City of Bardstown ensure that everyone is treated fairly and consistently with the rules and regulations. They help to maintain and enhance the aesthetic environment and the City’s ability to attract sources of economic development and growth. The regulations also improve pedestrian and traffic safety. In order to receive a city sign permit, you must fill out the city sign permit application and include all documentation listed on the form.



Sign standards

Please review the Sign Ordinance, and the Bardstown Sign Standards, or contact City Sign Administrator L. RaShae Jennings at (502) 348-5947 ext. 2243 or email rjennings@bardstowncable.net to ensure your proposed sign fits within the city's guidelines. 

Supporting documentation
The following supporting documentation must be submitted with a completed and signed application:

FOR ALL SIGNS
A sketch or drawing of the proposed sign indicating dimensions and computations.

FOR FREESTANDING SIGNS
A site plan showing the property dimensions, location of existing and proposed signs, buildings, parking areas, driveways, landscaped areas, and location and setbacks of existing and proposed freestanding signs. Note: Freestanding signs shall not be located within right-of-way or easements.

FOR BUILDING SIGNS
Building elevations showing facade dimensions and location of existing and proposed building- mounted signs.

Marion Brothers Ice Cream shop sign
Ice cream shop opened in 1939 by brothers Marion and Frank Bohn.
Photo courtesy of Dixie Hibbs.

FOR ELECTRONIC CHANGEABLE COPY SIGNS
Manufacturer specifications providing the maximum nit (or equivalent) rating of the sign, evidence from manufacturer that the sign is equipped with the required automated light sensing device, and a notarized affidavit signed by the property owner acknowledging compliance with automatic level controls to reduce light levels at night and under cloudy or other darkened conditions.

TEMPORARY SIGN PERMITS
To have a temporary sign placed on your property, you must fill out the temporary sign permit application. You are allowed to have four (4) temporary sign permits for every calendar year. The permits reset on January 1st. Each permit is for seven (7) days only.

SIGN APPLICATION Fees
Applicable sign permit fees and late fees, non refundable, must be payable to the City of Bardstown.
The fee per sign (temporary or permanent) is $33. If you have any questions you may review the Sign Ordinance, the Bardstown Sign Standards, or contact City Sign Administrator L. RaShae Jennings at (502) 348-5947 ext. 2243 or email rjennings@bardstowncable.net.