Sign Permits

If you plan to put up a sign to advertise your business, or alter an existing sign, you’ll need a permit. You need a business licence before you can apply for a sign permit.

Before you apply, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Sign Bylaw to understand what is and is not permitted. If it’s not mentioned in the bylaw, it’s not permitted.

To apply, you’ll need to provide a completed application form and include the following:

  • exact wording proposed
  • a scale drawing showing:
    • size of sign (height & width)
    • dimension of lettering (height & width), depth
    • sign colors and materials
    • width and height of store facade
  • location of sign on building and method of attachment (for new canopies and awnings additional drawings)
  • West Vancouver Business Licence

Documents

Sign Permit Application Form
Sign Bylaw

Fees

New conforming sign: $125
Change existing conforming sign: $80

Guidelines for permitted signs

Facia Signs
Awnings & Suspended Signs
Freestanding, Projecting & Signs on Exterior Wall Projections

Types of signs that are not permitted

  • sandwich boards
  • temporary freestanding signs
  • second storey facia, awning and canopy signs
  • banners, balloons and bunting
  • inflatable devices
  • revolving, animated, flashing or moving signs

Contact

Permits & Inspections Department

604-925-7242

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