General Sign Regulations
General sign regulations include (but are not limited to):
- No sign shall be constructed or located such that it could be confused with or detract from a traffic control device or any other municipal sign or municipal device.
- No sign shall be constructed or located such that it interferes with the safe movement of pedestrians, motor vehicles or the sight lines required under any bylaws (i.e. Traffic Bylaw 18/2005).
- The company or person responsible for the placement of a sign must get development permit approval before placing a sign on a site.
- Signs cannot contain an intermittent or flashing light source.
With the exception of Municipal signs, no signs may be placed on public property except for the following temporary signs:
- Garage Sale Signs
- Open House Signs
- Election Signs
All signs on City property cannot:
- Interfere with, be confused with, detract from or be placed on a Traffic Control Device
- Be placed within five metres of a fire hydrant or emergency use equipment
- Interfere with sight lines near roadways
- Interfere with movement of pedestrians and/or vehicles
- Be placed on a road or median
- Be placed on/within a vehicle/trailer (unless it is classified as a motor vehicle sign)
- Be placed within 30.5 metres of any intersection
St. Albert's Traffic Bylaw 18/2005 deals with the placement of signs on public and/or City property. If a sign located on public property is found to be in contravention of Traffic Bylaw 18/2005, it may be seized by Municipal Enforcement Services and subject to a penalty of $150 for each offence or sign.
If you have a concern with signs located on public property, please contact Municipal Enforcement Services at 780-458-4300.
Last edited: August 17, 2017