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Sign Applications

Sign application.png​​ Development Permits are required for almost all types of signs in the City of Lethbridge.​
 

 

 

Signs are either permitted or discretionary uses in Commercial, Industrial, Urban Reserve or some Residential zoning districts.

 

To determine the zoning district for your parcel simply enter your address into our Lethbridge Interactive WebMAP and use the property information tool.  Once you have determined your zoning district, locate the corresponding sign rules for the district in Section 9.21 of Land Use Bylaw 5700.  This section contains detailed information on allowable zoning district locations, types, size maximums, heights, percentage of coverage and clearances for signs (except Portable and Billboard Signs).  Portable Sign information can be found in Bylaw 5240Billboard Sign Information can be found in Section 9.20 of Land Use Bylaw 5700.

For more information please contact Development Services at (403) 320-3920 or by email at developmentservices@lethbridge.ca


 

The requirements for a Development Permit Application are:



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Fascia Signs

Fees: $295.00 if a Permitted Use or $305.00 if a Discretionary Use or a waiver is required

1.   A completed Development Permit Application.
2.   1 complete sets of digital drawings showing:
    a.   All dimensions of the sign structure, including the height and projection of the signs attached to occupiable buildings.
    b.   The area of the copy face(s).
    c.   The design of the copy face.
    d.   The manner of all sign illumination and/or animation.
    e.   The type of construction and finish to be utilized.
    f.   The method of supporting or attaching the sign.


    3.   A completed Credit Card Authorization Form.

     
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    Freestanding Signs

    Fees: $400.00 if a Permitted Use or $450.00 if a Discretionary Use or a waiver is required

    1.   A completed Development Permit Application.
    2.   1 complete sets of digital drawings showing:

    a.   All dimensions of the sign structure, including the height and projection of the signs attached to occupiable buildings.
    b.   The area of the copy face(s).
    c.   The design of the copy face.
    d.   The manner of all sign illumination and/or animation.
    e.   The type of construction and finish to be utilized.
    f.   The method of supporting or attaching the sign.
    g.   A Site Plan showing:

    i.   The distance from the nearest parcel line(s).
    ii.   The distance from the nearest street, street intersection, traffic control devised and traffic signs.
    iii.   The distance from the nearest building(s), sign(s) and/or billboard(s) and on-site parking spaces and maneuvering aisles.

    3.   A completed Credit Card Authorization Form.​


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    Canopy, Roof & Projecting Signs

    Fee: $400.00 if a Permitted Use or $450.00 if a Discretionary Use or a waiver is required

    1.   A completed Development Permit Application.
    2.   2 complete sets of digital drawings showing:

    a.   All dimensions of the sign structure, including the height and projection of the signs attached to occupiable buildings.
    b.   The area of the copy face(s).
    c.   The design of the copy face.
    d.   The manner of all sign illumination and/or animation.
    e.   The type of construction and finish to be utilized.
    f.   The method of supporting or attaching the sign.
    g.   A copy of the roof plan of the building drawing showing the position of the sign on the roof of the building.


    3.   A completed Building Permit Application.
    4.   Drawings approved by an Engineer detailing:

    a.   How the sign will be anchored to the roof/structure.
    b.   The weight of the sign.
    c.   Proof that the roof can accommodate the weight of the sign.


    5.   A completed Credit Card Authorization Form.


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    Portable Signs

    Initial Fee is $120.00, Amendment Fee is $35.00

    1.   A completed Portable Sign Application.
    2.   A completed Credit Card Authorization Form.​