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Sign Permit

The District of Peachland Sign Bylaw regulates the number, size, type, appearance and location of signs for both public and private property. If you are planning on installing a sign within the District, you will need to apply for a Sign Permit.

Please review the District of Peachland Sign Bylaw 2158, 2016 for detailed information on specific regluations relating to the type of sign you are planning on installing.

Note: Any sign placed on District or public property, right-of-way, sidewalk or infrastructure (e.g., utility pole, fence, etc.) requires written permission and approval of the District's Bylaw Enforcement Officer regardless of whether or not a sign permit is required. Any sign placed without approval of the District's Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be removed and destroyed.

Sign Permit Application Requirements

    1) Completed Sign Permit Application

    2) Owner Authorization if the sign is to be placed on a property that is not owned by the applicant (e.g., Rented or Leased Commercial Space)

    3)A current photograph of the location where the sign is to be place

    4)Specifications and scale drawings of the sign showing the following:
    • The dimensions and weight of the sign;
    • Where applicable, the dimensions of the wall surface of the building to which the sign is to be affixed;
    • The dimensions and weight of the sign's supporting members, including:
      • The method of attachment; and
      • Character of the structural member to which the attachment is being made.
    • The maximum and minimum height of the sign;
    • The materials used in the sign;
    • If the sign is to be illuminated or animated, the colours to be used and the technical means by which this is to be accomplished;
    • The proposed location of the sign in relation to the face of the building, in front of which or above where the sign is to be installed;
    • The proposed location of the sign in relation to the boundaries of the lot;
    • The size and location of all existing signs on the premises;
    • If applicable, the footing details for the sign; and
    • Any electrical wiring and components

    Signs Not Requiring a Permit

    Please review the District's Sign Bylaw Section 11 - Regulating Signs Not Requiring a Permit for more detailed information on the regulations for the specific type of sign you would like to install.

    The following types of signs do not require a permit from the District:

      1) Traffic control signs;

      2) Signs required to be maintained or posted by law, government order, rule or regulation;

      3) Memorial plaques, cornerstones, historical tablets and the like;

      4) On-site direction signs, not exceeding 1.0 sq m (10.8 sq ft) in area, intended to facilitate the movement of pedestrians and vehicles within the site;

      5) No trespassing, no dumping, no shooting and beware of dog signs not exceeding 0.2 sq m (2.2 sq ft) in area;

      6) Temporary signs pertaining to events of recognized civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organizations, or advertising special events for community causes and charitable fund-raising campaigns;

      7) Political campaign signs on behalf of candidates for public office or referenda on election ballots;

      8) Flags or emblems of political, civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organizations;

      9) Temporary real estate signs advertising an open house or a property for sale, lease or rent;

      10) Signs advertising a Licenced Home Based Business provided they meet the requirements of the District's Sign Bylaw Section 15;

      11) Temporary construction signs indicating the name and nature of a construction or demolition project, including the name(s) of the contractor(s) or sub-contractor(s), the entity(ies) providing finances and any professional advisor(s);

      12) Signs advertising farm produce for sale; and

      13) Window signs.

    Prohibited Signs

    The following signs are expressly prohibited within the District of Peachland:

      1) Balcony signs and signs mounted or supported on a balcony;

      2) Billboard signs;

      3) Any sign that obstructs any part of a doorway, window or fire escape;

      4) Abandoned signs located on a premises which has become vacant or unoccupied for a period greater than thirty (30) days;

      5) Flashing signs;

      6) Roof signs other than those specifically permitted in the District's Sign Bylaw;

      7) Penthouse signs, except for logos or letters for building identification;

      8) Portable signs, except those specifically permitted by the District's Sign Bylaw;

      9) Signs on balloons or other gas-filled figures, except that these signs are permitted to advertise a special event or to identify a new business or change of ownership provided that the sign shall not be placed or maintained for a period greater than seven (7) days;

      10) Signs which bear or contain statements, words or pictures of an obscene, pornographic, immoral character or which contain advertising matter which is untruthful;

      11) Signs that may be confused with traffic control signs;

      12) Signs in, on or attached to any vehicles advertising the vehicle for sale. Vehicles with these signs are not permitted to be parked on any public right-of-way or on private property so as to be visible from a public right-of-way;

      13) Signs in, on or attached to any vehicles which provide advertisement of products, directing people to a business or an activity located on the same lot or any other lot. Vehicles with these signs are not permitted to be parked on any public right-of-way or on private property so as to be visible from a public right-of-way; and

      14) Digital Message Centre Sign Boards.