LAND USE BYLAWS

GENERAL SIGN REGULATIONS

14.1.1. No person shall erect, develop, paint, enlarge, relocate or alter any sign, except as otherwise provided for in this Bylaw without first obtaining a Development Permit.

 

14.1.2. If trees, shrubbery or other landscaping is removed in order to place a sign, the removed landscaping shall be replaced with similar landscaping elsewhere on the site to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

 

14.1.3. No sign shall be constructed or erected on private property without the owner’s permission.

 

14.1.4. To the extent reasonably feasible, any permitted sign shall be placed so as not to obstruct or impair vision, or hinder or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic on abutting roads or walkways.

 

14.1.5. All sign structures shall be securely built, constructed and erected to conform to the standards set forth in this Bylaw.

 

14.1.6. No sign shall be erected, operated, used or maintained that:

 

  (a) Due to its position, shape, colour, format or illumination obstructs the view of, or could be confused with, an official traffic sign, signal or device, as determined by the Development Authority in consultation with the Transportation Department;

 

  (b) Displays lights resembling the flashing lights usually associated with danger or those by police, fire, ambulance and other emergency vehicles; and

 

  (c) Uses spots or reflector lights directed at on-coming traffic or displays travelling or flashing messages that, in the opinion of the Development Authority, create a hazard to traffic on a public roadway from which the sign is visible.

14.1.7. For all Development Permit applications for signs, the Development Authority shall have regard for the scale and architectural character of the building and the land use characteristics of the surrounding development. The Development Authority may refuse any Development Permit application for a sign that may adversely impact the amenities or character of the adjacent development.

14.1.8. When a sign cannot be clearly categorized as one of the sign types defined in this Bylaw, the Development Authority shall determine the sign type and applicable standards.

14.1.9. The Development Authority may attach conditions to a Development Permit for a sign to ensure compliance with the regulations of this Bylaw and to mitigate any effect that a sign may have on surrounding properties. Conditions may relate to the duration that a Permit is valid, the landscaping associated with a sign, the maximum size of a sign, the appearance of a sign, the lighting of a sign, and may require applicants to at any time mitigate safety concerns identified by the City near traffic conflict points. 

14.1.10. To the extent reasonably feasible, all structural features of a sign shall be covered or finished to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

14.1.11. Illumination of signs shall be subject to review and approval by the Development Authority in conjunction with affected agencies.

APPLICATION FOR SIGNS

14.2.1. Applicants shall provide the following information in addition to the requirements of Section 3.4 Requirements for a Development Permit Application when applying for a Development Permit for a sign:

  (a) All dimensions of the sign structure, including height and projection of sign attached to a building;

 

  (b) Area of the copy face;

 

  (c) Design of the copy face;

 

  (d) Details of sign illumination;

 

  (e) Type of construction and finishing;

 

  (f) Method of support;

 

  (g) Site plan showing sign location in relation to property boundaries and buildings; and

 

  (h) The fees required for the Development Permit.

PORTABLE SIGNS

 

14.12.1. A portable sign shall be wholly located upon the site, and shall not be located within 1.5m of any property line, or within 3.0m of any access to the site, or within 5.0m from a corner intersection.

 

14.12.2. A portable sign shall not be illuminated and shall not be an Electronic Message sign.

 

14.12.3. More than one portable sign may be permitted on a site provided that they are placed no closer than 50.0m apart. Two portable signs may be permitted on a corner site, with one on each frontage.

 

14.12.4. The maximum period for which a portable sign Development Permit may be issued shall be one (1) year. City of Fort Saskatchewan Land Use Bylaw

 

14.12.5. A portable sign shall not be fastened to the ground on a permanent foundation. 14.12.6 The sign height shall not exceed 3.0m.

 

PORTABLE SIGNS (LIMITER TABLE SIGNS)

 

14.13.1. A portable sign shall be wholly located upon the site, and shall not be located within 1.5m of any property line, or within 3.0m of any access to the site, or within 5.0m from a corner intersection.

 

14.13.2. A portable sign shall not be illuminated and shall not be an Electronic Message sign.

 

14.13.3. More than one portable sign may be permitted on a site provided that they are placed no closer than 10.0m apart.

 

14.13.4. The maximum period for which a portable sign Development Permit may be issued shall be one (1) year.

 

14.13.5. A portable sign shall not be fastened to the ground on a permanent foundation.

 

14.13.6. The sign height shall not exceed 3.0m.