Vancouver Sign By-Law

Before proceeding with your sign project its essential to understand the applicable by-laws that apply to signage in the city of Vancouver and the greater Vancouver Regional District.

Sign Bylaw 6510

This bylaw applies to all signs on any property other than streets, lanes, or public parks, and to all signs encroaching over a street or lane.

When you don’t need a sign permit

The Sign Bylaw does not apply to signs located inside a building and not visible or intended to be visible from any street.

Types of signs that you can use to advertise your business

Section 10 of the bylaw describes the specifications for the following permitted signs:

Awing signs.
Under-awning signs.
Canopy signs.
Under-canopy signs.
Facia signs.
Free-standing signs.
Mansard roof signs.
Marquee signs.
Parking lot advertising signs.
Projecting signs.

To find out more about how to ensure that your sign is up to code, visit the City of Vancouver’s sign by-law page.