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Posted on: March 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Political Signs & the Land Use Bylaw

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As the Provincial election quickly approaches, please be aware of the following regulations under the Town’s Land Use Bylaw regarding political signs.

Political signs are temporary signs announcing or supporting candidates or issues in any election or plebiscite.  They do NOT require a sign permit provided that they are removed within 5 days after the closing of the polling stations for the relevant election or plebiscite and comply with the following requirements:

(a) signs cannot emit sound, use video features or be illuminated;

(b) signs shall be maintained in a condition that is neat and shall not be unsightly or dangerous;

(c) signs shall not interfere with the safe and orderly movement of pedestrians or vehicles, or restrict the sight lines for pedestrians or motorists;

(d) signs shall not exceed 0.9 m2 (10 ft2) in area, 1.2 m (4 ft) in height, and be self-supporting;

(e) signs shall not be posted for more than 60 days; and

(f) signs shall be a minimum of 3.0 m (10 ft) from any road access and a minimum of 4.6 m (15 ft) from any intersection.


Further, signs placed on public property may be removed by the Town of Nanton if there are ANY concerns with respect to placement of the sign or interference with other signage or infrastructure. 

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