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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.