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Example of sign placement

Sign off on a Clutter Free Edmonton

The Traffic Bylaw regulates the placement of signs on roadways, light standards, and other areas that have vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

There are 5 types of signs:
  • Poster
  • Sandwich board
  • Open house
  • Temporary
  • Election

Placing a sign illegally on City of Edmonton property is a bylaw offence with a fine of $250. 

The Sign Rules and Regulations for placement of signs on City property are easy to follow.

Reporting an Infraction

If you have a concern about signs:

  • Discuss your concern with the property owner
  • Record the address of the violation and a description of the problem if you can't resolve it directly with the property owner
  • Call 311
  • Provide your name, address, phone number, and the details of your concern in case your testimony is required in court

Responding to Your Complaint

After you call 311, the City takes these steps to help with your issue:

  1. A file is created specifying your concerns
  2. A Municipal Enforcement Officer (MEO) or Community standards Peace Officer (CPO) opens an investigation
  3. The officer investigates your complaint within 4 business days
  4. The officer will issue a warning notice with directions to remedy the problem within a specified time frame or issue a bylaw ticket with a fine of $250 per sign depending on the circumstances
  5. The officer may issue an order, which allows the City to fix the problem and bill the property owner for the cost
  6. The City may contact you to appear as a witness, if the matter goes to court

Protecting your Privacy

The information you provide will be used to process your complaint, but your name and address will not be made available to anyone else. For more information on how the City protects your privacy, visit Freedom of Information and Privacy.

For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca