Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Signs in the boulevard (temporary)
You need a street use permit to put up a temporary sign in a boulevard advertising a non-profit community event or an event sponsored by a local association.
You do not need approval to put up election signs, but they must be removed within seven days of the election.
Rules for temporary signs
- Temporary signs will only be considered for non-profit events and associations
- Advocacy or other controversial signs will not be approved
- Your sign should be removed within 24 hours of the end of the event
Where you can put your signs
Applying for a permit
We give permits on a first-come, first-served basis, and so can't guarantee specific dates or locations. When you apply:
- you can submit your application up to four weeks before you want to display your sign (applications submitted more than four weeks in advance aren't accepted)
- your permit is good for up to two weeks
- your sign location will be booked on a weekly basis (Sunday through Saturday)
Application for permits with back-to-back dates will not be approved. There must be at least two weeks between the removal of your sign and the installation of a new one.
You can find complete rules and guidelines for permits and signs on the permit application form.
To apply for your permit, be sure to include in your application:
- the exact wording for the sign
- dimensions of the sign (maximum allowed size is 3 ft x 4 ft)
- length of time the sign will be in place
- preferred sign location (choose from the list of available locations)
Once you receive your permit, be sure to write the permit number on the back of your sign.