This page covers the sign regulations and application process for all signage within the City of Bastrop sign jurisdiction area.

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General Information
  • Internal illumination is prohibited.
  • Pylon signs are only allowed along the State Highway 71 corridor.
  • Fees are based on type and size of each sign, and are listed in the Master Fee Schedule adopted with Ordinance No. 2019-42.
  • Step 1: Due Diligence and Research

    • Review Chapter 8 of the B³ Code for the types of allowable signs and their standards.
    • Contact the Planning Department as questions arise.

    Step 2: Prepare Submittal Materials

    • Each sign will require their own permit application.
    • Prepare diagrams of each size illustrating their location on the building/site, size, area, illumination (if externally illuminated), etc.
    • Locate all materials found on the Sign Checklist.

    Step 3: Submit Applications for Review

    • Submit each sign application in MyGov following the requirements of B³ Code Chapter 8.
    • The submittal will be reviewed for completeness. If the submittal is incomplete, correction items will be issued to the applicant to remedy the deficiencies. 
    • Fees will be assessed.
    • Once the submittal is complete, it will be reviewed by Staff for compliance with all Codes. Correction items and/or further direction will be issued.
    • Applicants will resubmit based on the correction items issued.
    • Once all correction items are remedied, Staff will approve the review and issue the permit.
    • Applicants must request an inspection once the sign is installed to verify compliance with the permit.
  • The City of Bastrop regulates signage inside the city limits and throughout the entirety of it's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). That area is shown below:

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.