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Sign Bylaw

Project Overview

We're updating our Sign Bylaw

The City of Fort St. John is updating the current Sign Bylaw. The current bylaw is out of date and these changes will improve the bylaw for ease of use, clarity and sign standards.

Why is this update needed?

Due to advances over time and changes in building and technology, it was time to complete a thorough review of the bylaw to bring everything up to date including definitions, administration processes, regulations and Enforcement.

What changes can you expect to see in the draft bylaw?

  • Updated definitions, removal of antiquated language
  • Updated regulations to align with TAC requirements
  • Modernization of the format of the bylaw so it is easier to read and understand
  • Building permit requirements for signs with structural elements
  • We’re proposing a slight adjustment in fees, raising them from $45.00 to $50.00
  • We’re streamlining the number of offenses down from 125 to just 5

Get Involved!

On May 16, a Public Open House was held to discuss the draft Sign Bylaw. Staff are currently reviewing and considering all public feedback received, and may make changes to the draft bylaw.

Next Steps!

  1. Staff will be presenting the Draft Sign Bylaw No. 2594, 2024 to Council at the Committee of the Whole on June 10, 2024.
  2. After receiving direction from Council, staff will either update the draft bylaw again, or it will be ready to go through the adoption process.
  3. The 1st and 2nd readings, for repealing and replacing the current sign bylaw with Sign Bylaw No. 2594, 2024, are planned for the Council meeting on July 8, 2024.

A Fort St. John sidewalk on 100 Street with many business signs visible