Sign Bylaw

The City of Nanaimo Sign Bylaw 1987 No. 2850 regulates putting up signs in the City. 

See the Sign Bylaw 1987 No. 2850.

Signs erected on City owned property

Bylaw Enforcement Officers will proactively and reactively work to remove signage when illegally erected. There are several minor exemptions in the Bylaw that allow some signs on City owned property, such as temporary election signage.  The person putting up or owning the sign can be fined.

Signs erected on private property

The bylaw regulates the types, sizes and locations of signage based on zoning and location within the City. For more information regarding what signs are permitted, you can contact the City of Nanaimo Planning Division at (250) 755-4429.

Report Illegal Signage

If you want to report a possible illegal sign, please contact us between 8:00am and 4:30pm weekdays at:

Bylaw, Regulation and Security Division 250-755-4422
250-755-4432 (Fax)

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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