Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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Any sign hereafter erected or maintained shall conform to the provisions of this article and any other ordinance or regulations of the Borough.
The following types of signs, and no other, shall be permitted:
A. 
Official traffic signs.
B. 
Professional, accessory use, or name signs indicating the name, profession or activity of the occupant of a dwelling and trespassing signs or signs indicating the private nature of a driveway or premises, provided that the area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed two square feet.
C. 
Identification signs for schools, churches, hospitals, clubs, lodges, estates or similar uses, provided that the area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet.
D. 
Real estate signs, including signs advertising the sale or rental of premises, provided that the area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed 12 square feet, and signs indicating the location and direction of premises in the process of development, provided that the area on one side of any such sign shall not exceed 24 square feet.
E. 
Temporary signs/banners. Temporary signs of contractors, architects, mechanics and artisans, provided that such signs shall be removed promptly upon completion of the work. "Coming soon" signs/banners shall be permitted on nonresidential properties for 30 days prior to the opening of the business/office. "Now open" or "grand opening" signs/banners shall be permitted for 30 days following the opening of a business/office. These temporary signs/banners shall not exceed 20 square feet and shall not include any illumination, nor shall there be affixed thereon any balloon, streamer or any other decorative accessory. A temporary sign permit must be filed with the Zoning Office for any new business, new owner of an existing business, or business name change.
[Amended 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 07.13]
F. 
Business or industrial signs in commercial and manufacturing districts only, provided that such signs, except directional signs, are placed on the premises on which the use to which the sign relates is conducted and the total area on one side of all such signs placed on or facing any one street frontage of any one premises shall not exceed 100 square feet or 15% of the overall surface of the wall facing such frontage, whichever is the greater. The area on one side of a directional sign shall not exceed 25 square feet. The size limitations herein prescribed may be exceeded when authorized as a conditional use by the Planning Board in accordance with the standards set forth in § 80-40.
[Amended 11-18-1986 by Ord. No. 09.86]
The following regulations shall apply to all permitted sign uses:
A. 
No sign shall be placed in such a position that it will cause danger to traffic on a street by obscuring the view of traffic or traffic directional or control signs.
B. 
No sign, other than an official traffic sign, shall be erected within or shall project over the lines of any street or over a public sidewalk unless specifically authorized by other Borough ordinances or regulations.
C. 
No sign shall be of a flashing type.
D. 
Any sign, banner, billboard or signboard hereafter erected or maintained shall conform with the provisions of this chapter and any other ordinances or regulations of the Borough of Paulsboro. A "sign/signboard" is defined as "a display (as a lettered board or a configuration of neon or lighted tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product." A "banner" is defined as "a strip of cloth, canvas or other flexible material which is durable and weather-resistant, on which a sign or an advertisement graphic is painted or displayed." A "billboard" is defined as "a large, flat panel designed to carry outdoor advertising."
[Added 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 07.13]