Residents and businesses reminded to keep signs off utility poles and trees


The City of Nanaimo is reminding everyone that placing signs on utility wires, poles, supports, trees or other living vegetation is not allowed. A bylaw has been set in place to regulate the number, size, type, form, appearance, and location of signs within the City

Further information regarding signs may be obtained from the City of Nanaimo Current Planning and Subdivision Section by calling 250-755-4429. To report a possible illegal sign, please contact Bylaw Services between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at 250-755-4422 or

Strategic Link: These regulations are in place to reduce sign pollution.

Key Points

  • All signs must be installed and maintained in accordance with City regulations.
  • Sign installations that do not follow City regulations may result in signs being impounded or fines being issued.


"Help reduce sign pollution in Nanaimo. Please be mindful of proper signage usage within the community."

Bylaw, Regulation and Security
City of Nanaimo


Cheryl Kuczerski
Bylaw, Regulation and Security
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4422 Ext 4348

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