You need a sign permit for most exterior signs that advertise a business or an event.
Signs that do not require a permit
- directional sign
- portable sign
- special event sign
- wall sign in a single family zone (other than bed & breakfast or home business signs)
- window sign
- real estate sign advertising one property for sale in a single family residential zone, or one unit for sale in a multi family zone
While these signs do not require a permit, they still need to comply with all sign regulation bylaws
How to apply for a sign permit
- Review the sign bylaw to ensure the size, type, and location of the sign you want is permitted. If you're not sure, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
- Complete the application form, and email it to email@example.com, along with:
- an illustration or graphic of the sign
- a picture of the front of your business, identifying where you would like to place the sign
- structural assurances from a professional engineer (your sign company can help you with this requirement)
Once the permit application has been processed, we'll email an invoice and payment link to the email address noted on the application. You can pay your fees online by credit card using the link provided, or in person at District Hall.
It takes about a week to process your application, providing your sign conforms to the sign bylaws. Once approved, your sign permit will be emailed to you.
The permit fee is $170 for your first sign, and $95 for each subsequent sign.