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Sign Permit Application Fees


The fees for permits under the Sign & Canopy By-law are laid out in Schedule "A" of the Sign By-law and are dependant on the type of sign.  The table is excerpted below.  Where discrepencies occur, the Table published in the Sign By-law, and not below, will represent the prescribed fee.

NOTE: Permit fees are doubled if a sign has been erected before a permit has been issued.

 

PERMANENT SIGNS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY1

FEE

Ground Signs:

$40/m2 of total sign face area, minimum $200.00

Billboard Signs, Railway Overpass Signs, Industrial Park Signs:

$600.00 flat fee

Facial and Projecting Wall Signs:

$35/m2 of total sign face area, minimum $110.00

Sign Repairs (requiring a permit):

$200.00 flat fee

1 Where a permanent sign is on, or over, a city road allowance (where permitted), $200.00 will be added to the application fee noted above. See "Signs located on or over City Road Allowance".

TEMPORARY SIGNS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

FEE

Real Estate Signs (other than Real Estate Banner Signs) greater than 5.0m2

$40.00/m2 of total sign face area

Mobile Signs (other than Real Estate Banner Signs and Read-o-Graph Mobile Signs):

$50.00 for each display period of 28 calendar days or less

Real Estate Banner Signs:

$100.00 per month

Read-o-Graph Mobile Signs:

$300.00 annually (June 23rd of any calendar year to June 30th of the following year), or $25/month or part thereof, for the remainder of the time the permit sticker is valid.

Construction Signs Greater than 10m2

$40.00 per m2 of total sign face area

TEMPORARY SIGNS ON OR OVER CITY ROAD ALLOWANCE

FEE

New Home Development Signs:

$200.00 Administrative Fee + $60.00/sign

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

FEE

Signs located on or over City Road Allowance:

$200.00

Expedited sign permit review: five (5) working days:

Additional 100% of sign permit fee(s)2

Review of new, additional, or revised information received prior to permit issuance:

Greater of $110.00, or additional time spent, measured to nearest whole hour, at a rate of $75.00/hour

Review of new, additional, or revised information received after permit issuance:

Greater of $200.00 or additional time spent, measured to nearest whole hour, at a rate of $75.00/hour

Application for Minor Variance:

$700.00

Appeal of Minor Variance to Hearings Officer:

$300.00

Application for Sign By-law Amendment:

$1500.00

Permit application refund:

50% of the initial fee3

Where a sign is located on or over City Property, has been removed, and the owner has notified the Building Division in writing:

Refund pro-rated based on annual renewal fee3

"Not Ready" Inspection Fee:

$150.00 payable prior to any subsequent inspections4

Installation of a Sign, or Sign Structure, or Display of a Sign Prior to Permit Issuance:

Additional fee of 100% of the original sign permit fee.

2 Based on complete application submission and staff availability.

3 Amounts of less than $110.00 shall not be refunded.

4 Where inspection has been requested but is unable to be completed because work not ready for inspection.

RENEWAL FEES5

FEE

Projecting wall signs, facial wall signs, and ground signs on or over the City’s road allowance:

$150.00/year/sign, charged annually

SIGN REMOVAL AND STORAGE FEES

FEE

Cost of removal $100.00 or less:

$100.00/sign, plus Sign Storage Fee

Cost of removal, greater than $100.00:

City’s actual cost of dismantling and removing the sign, plus the sign storage fee, and a fee of $100.00 for calculating costs, etc.

Sign Storage Fee:

$5.00/calendar day, or part thereof.

For more information, please refer to the Sign By-law, or contact City staff.

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