If you are considering putting up new signage, or changing the existing signage for your business you will need to obtain a sign permit.
The Sign Bylaw
The Sign Bylaw 7867, 2017 regulates the installation, alteration, maintenance and removal of signs, advertisements, sign boards and structures within the City of New Westminster. Each zoning district has requirements for the types and size of signs allowed.
Sign Bylaw 7867, 2017 was adopted by Council on July 10, 2017. The Staff Report from May 15, 2017 outlines all changes from the previous Sign Bylaw 6625, 2000.
Processing Applications for Sign Permits
The applicant makes a formal application to the Building Division. Click here for Application Form.
The applicant pays the required fee and submits two complete sets of plans to support the application.
The plans are reviewed by the Planning Division for Sign Bylaw compliance.
The plans are reviewed by the Building Division for Building Code compliance. The applicant may be required to submit sign plans sealed or stamped by a Structural Engineer.
When all requirements have been met and approvals received the permit is issued and the applicant may commence work.
When the sign installation is completed, a letter from the engineer or associated firm must be deposited with the Building Division stating that the sign has been installed and inspected under the engineer’s supervision, and the work is in accordance with the submitted plans.
The Building Division does the final inspection.