If you are contemplating placing a sign on your commercial building, a sign permit may be required. Home-based businesses do not require a sign permit for a non-illuminated sign no larger than 0.4 square metres placed entirely on your own property.

The primary purpose for the issuance of a Sign Permit is:

  • to protect the appearance of the various zones from the effect of signs which may be inappropriate as to size, design or location
  • to protect the public from the effects of commercial and other signs that conflict with traffic signs and lights erected for the direction of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and to prevent the confusion which may arise from the undue conflict of commercial and other signs;
  • to protect the public from the dangers of signs of unsafe construction and from the nuisance or hazard arising from improperly sited signs; and
  • to enable local commercial and industrial enterprises to clearly identify their places of business and to indicate, to the extent permitted by the Sign Bylaw 3309, 2007, the types and trade names of goods and services manufactured or sold on the premises.

Fees vary based on the type and number of signs you are proposing. The following table provides a summary of sign permit application fees.

Awning/Canopy: New $45.00 / Alteration $20.00
Directional Sign: New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Flag or Strip Banner: New $20.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Freestanding Sign under 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in height: (Consult with Building Inspector regarding the requirements) New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Freestanding Sign over 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in height: (Consult with Building Inspector regarding the requirements) New $100.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Fascia New $100.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Ground Sign under 1.83 m (6 ft) in height: (Consult with Building Inspector regarding the requirements) New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Directory Sign: (Consult with Building Inspector regarding the requirements) New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Portable Sign: New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Projecting Signs: New $10.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Marine Harbour Commercial Signs: New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Promotional Signs – Temporary: New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Electronic Signs: New $45.00  /  Alteration $20.00
Balloon Signs: New $45.00

If your proposed sign does not fall within one of the categories listed, contact the Community Planning and Development Services Department at 250-285-5726 or planning@campbellriver.ca and we can help.

Download Sign Permit Application & Fees (85 KB) for sign permit information and application.

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