Last updated:
18 October 2017

Apply for a brown tourist or private sign

Apply for a brown road sign to help residents and visitors find local businesses or attractions within West Sussex.

1 Overview

You can apply for a brown road sign to help residents and visitors find local businesses or attractions within West Sussex.

Signs can be used for local attractions and facilities, such as:

  • theme parks
  • historic buildings
  • museums
  • guest houses/hotels
  • zoos
  • camp sites
  • leisure complexes.

2 Costs and payment

There is a non-refundable fee of £112.10 for assessing your application.

You will be asked to make payment using our online payment service on receipt of your application.

3 How to apply

Check you are eligible

As the application fee is non-refundable, please read the guidance documents below before you apply to ensure you meet the criteria.

Make an application

To make an application you can apply online.

Apply for a private or tourist sign

4 What happens next

Once you have submitted your application form, you will be contacted for payment of the £112.10 non-refundable fee.

Once this is confirmed your application will be allocated to an officer who will make contact with you within 20 working days. 

You will need to liaise with a contractor to design and install the signs.

5 Design and installation

The County Council is not able to provide a design and installation service. You will be required to commission a company to design a sign proposal that is compliant with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 and Chapter 7 Traffic Signs Manual 2013.

The contractor will require £10 million public liability insurance and appropriate New Roads and Street Works 1991 accreditation in order to install the equipment on the highway.

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