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Signs end up as litter, look untidy, create sight line obstructions, and can be hazardous to City work crews.

Why is the City concerned about signs on public property?

Edmonton's roadsides are littered with illegally placed signs. The citizens of Edmonton agree that signs are an unsightly problem and have asked the City to take action.

As a result, Community Standards Peace Officers now ticket business owners or citizens who illegally place advertising signs on roadways. Garage sale signs are included. The fine for illegally placing a sign is $250.

What is the goal of the City's sign enforcement campaign?

  • The City has conducted public education about sign placement since 2006.
  • Officers have consistently removed signs from roadways.
  • Enforcement officers no longer warn citizens and businesses about placing advertising signs on boulevards, traffic circles and intersections.

What do Community Standards Peace Officers do about signs placed on City property?

  • Peace Officers remove signs from boulevards, traffic circles and intersections and issue $250 fines.
  • Signs are impounded to a secure sign compound for 30 days after which the signs are destroyed if they are not claimed.

For More Information

Edmonton Service Centre

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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