When purchasing a new signage display, most municipalities across Western Canada require that you obtain a permit to ensure safety and visual standards of your specific location. This could include design and installation regulations on:
- Height / Size
- Mounting Methods
- Digital Signage*
For our home base in the City of Edmonton specifically, the majority of exterior signage displays are required to have a sign permit as per the Zoning Bylaw 12800, Signage Regulations. For information on local restrictions or requirements for your area, please Contact Us.
Although every municipality in Alberta is different in what information they require for a signage permit, generally you will require:
- Landlord Approval (if located in a shopping centre, professional building or shared warehouse).
- Construction value of project.
- Site Plan and Municipal Address.
- Detailed plans with the stamp of a Professional Engineer (typically only required for Pylon Signage).
Since many landlords have their own requirements for signs on their premises, it is best to obtain their signage criteria and guidelines before starting the design process. We will work with your property manager or landlord on your behalf to design appropriate displays that follow all design and sizing requirements.
Proper Completion of Permit Paperwork
Leave it to the experts! Our Edmonton Sign Company will work with local Planning and Development offices to complete the necessary paperwork and supply proper documents to have your sign permits approved as quickly as possible.
- Advice on what signage is permitted.
- Engineered and stamped drawings (courtesy of the Alberta Sign Association).
- Support if your application is referred to the Development Appeal Board or, if you prefer, handle your appeal before the Board.
You will require Landlord Approval for Blanchett to apply for the permits on your behalf. Please download and fill out our Landlord Approval form.
Not only did we work closely with the City of Edmonton on the writing of Zoning Bylaw 15892 (Digital Signage), but we have also worked with a number of communities around Alberta to draft comprehensive signage bylaws that allow businesses to successfully advertise their services through signage, but satisfy city and resident’s concerns about safety and aesthetics.
Does your municipality need assistance with general signage or electronic message centre (LED sign) permitting? Contact Us today!