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City Updates Rules on Election Signs and Other Temporary Signs

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

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

All signs need to be approved by the Burnaby Building Department and must comply with the Sign Bylaw. Signs can be temporary or permanent. They include all structures and advertisements that are visible from a street and used to attract the public’s attention.

The Building Department has put together a Sign Approval brochure and Sign Approval Application to help you with the approval process. Your sign may require additional permits or forms and fees for Preliminary Plan Approval (PPA) Sign Applications.

Heights Sign with Hastings Street at Dusk

Signs for Your Business or Industry

Businesses wishing to advertise a message to the general public may be interested in learning more about:

These signs require additional permits and require that you to fill out additional applications. For further assistance, please Contact the Building Department.