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Signs - FAQ

Where can I find a copy of the Temporary Signs on Highways Bylaw?

You can download an uncertified copy of theTemporary Signs on Highways Bylaw 29M97, or visit the City Clerk's Department for a certified copy.

Where are the prohibited streets for any temporary signs located?

  • Anderson Road
  • Barlow Trail
  • Beddington Trail
  • Blackfoot Trail
  • Crowchild Trail
  • Deerfoot Trail
  • East Freeway
  • Glenmore Trail
  • John Laurie Blvd from McKnight Boulevard to Sarcee Trail
  • Marquis of Lorne Trail
  • Macleod Trail from Anderson Road to southern city boundary
  • McKnight Boulevard
  • Sarcee Trail south of the Trans Canada Highway
  • Stoney Trail
  • Trans Canada Hwy from Home Road to the western city boundary
  • 16th Avenue North from 6th Street East to the eastern city boundary and from 19th Street West to 44th Street West

When is a temporary sign illegal when placed on municipal property?

  • It is closer than 30 metres to any intersection, City bus shelter, transit bench, bus zone, LRT station or LRT platform.
  • It is closer than 2 metres from the curb or edge of the road where there is no curb.
  • It is placed on any traffic island or the centre median.
  • It has a sign face larger than 0.6 square metre (approximately 2X3 feet).
  • It obstructs any portion of any traffic control device or creates a potential traffic or pedestrian hazard.
  • It is attached to a street light pole, a traffic signal pole (with limited exceptions) or any decorative street light pole.
  • It does not have, on the face of the sign, the name, mailing address and phone number of the owner and the date the sign was set out
  • It is displayed for longer than 14 days from the date on the sign or more than 24 hours after the date of any advertised event concludes, whichever is less
  • It is attached to a sound attenuation wall.
  • It is lit, electrified or inflatable.
  • It is permanently affixed.
  • It is supported by string, rope or metal stakes.
  • It causes damage to municipal property.
  • It becomes unsightly.
  • It is placed within 10 meters of a crosswalk that is not located at an intersection.
  • It is on a fire hydrant.
  • It is attached on or within a Plus 15 bridge.
  • It is erected in any prohibited or restricted area.
  • It is for a garage sale that is more than one day away or has already taken place.
  • It is placed over a street or on or within a pedestrian walkway or overpass.
  • It does not have on the face of the sign the name, mailing address and phone number of the owner and the date the sign was set out.
  • Please view the bylaws related to signs page for more information.