Sign Permits and Regulations

Does my sign need a permit?

Common types of signs that require a permit include:

  • Bridge banners
  • Freestanding or pylon signs
  • Wall signs
  • Temporary portable signs
  • Bridge banners
Sign development permit

If you want to put a sign on your property, you may need a development permit. By applying for permits, you ensure that your investment meets the Land Use Bylaw.

How do I apply?

You can apply for permits:

  • In person to Planning & Development Services. We are on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 10005 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan.
  • By emailing:

You will need to provide:

  • Sign Application Form
  • 2 copies of drawings that show the design and size of the sign
  • 2 copies of a site plan that show where you want to place the sign and the distance to property lines
  • Portable sign map (if necessary)
  • Electrical Permit Application (if necessary)


We price sign permits using the Fees & Charges Bylaw.

View the Planning & Development Fee Schedule

Bridge banners

Banners may be hung on the bridge over Highway 15 for community groups and organizations for program registration and community special events. Bridge banners require their own permit.

Download the Bridge Banner Permit Application Form

Submit the Bridge Banner Permit Application form by mail, or in person, to: 

Culture Services
City Hall, 2nd Floor, 10005 – 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
T8L 2C5

Garage sale signs
If you would like to advertise a garage sale, you can place signs on public property 24 hours before and after the sale. We ask that you do not place signs on the 98 & 99 Avenue boulevards to avoid harming the underground irrigation system.
Temporary Road Right-of-Way sign

Community organizations must complete a permit for the use of temporary signs on City of Fort Saskatchewan road right-of-way.

View the Road Right-of-Way Guidelines

Download the Road Right-of-Way Permit Application Form

The completed form must be submitted to the City either via e-mail, or in person to:

Public Works
11121 – 88 Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan, AB