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Sign of the times — City updates rules on election signs and other temporary signs

The City of Burnaby has introduced new rules to ensure temporary signs come down in a timely fashion following an election.

Temporary Election Signs are permitted to go up when the election period begins, but must come down within four days after voting day.

The changes are just one of several aimed at effectively managing temporary signs in Burnaby. People who place signs on vacant properties without the consent of the owner will now face a fine of $300 and will have their signs removed. In the case of properties without an inhabited building, signed consent from the owner is required upon request from the City.

New penalties of up to $500 were also introduced for parties or candidates who place signs on public property, and in areas which might create traffic hazards.

To learn more about these changes, please view the Council Report.

To report an election sign for bylaw enforcement, please complete our online form  or phone 604-294-7388.

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