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City of St.Albert

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

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