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Sign Bylaw

The Town of Sidney has a Sign Bylaw which regulates the size, number and types of permitted signs but a Sign Permit is no longer required.  We encourage you to review or ensure the company that is designing your signage has reviewed the regulations in the Sign Bylaw to ensure that the proposed signs comply with the Sign Bylaw.

You can email the proposed rendering of the sign design, along with its location and dimensions, to Town staff at developmentservices@sidney.ca to confirm that the proposed signage complies with the Sign Bylaw.

We understand that every business would like to use signage to advertise their business, but it is expected that businesses will comply with the Sign Bylaw regulations.

Sandwich Board Signs

Sandwich Board signs are regulated by the Town's Sign Bylaw. Sandwich Board signs are defined by the bylaw as: “a free standing sign consisting of two boards that are hinged on their upper edges.”

Sandwich Board signs are favoured by businesses because they are an inexpensive signage option that provides great visibility to passing foot or vehicle traffic.

Sandwich Board signs are the only type of free standing signage permitted by the Sign Bylaw in commercial areas in Sidney, provided they meet the following requirements:

  • The sign must be located on the private property of the business it serves. Signs may not be located on any public sidewalk, road or right-of-way.
  • Each side of the sign may be no greater than 0.6 metres (1.97 feet) in width by 1.0 metres (3.2 feet) in height.
  • Only one Sandwich Board sign is permitted per business.

Permits are not required for signs in Sidney, provided that the sign meets the requirements of Sign Bylaw No. 2058.

For more information on the Sign Bylaw, or if you wish to erect a sign that does not meet the bylaw requirements, please contact the Development Services Department.

For more information, please contact:
Development Services