General Sign Regulations include (but not limited to):

  • No sign shall be erected, operated, used or maintained in such a way that its position, size, shape, colour, format or illumination obstructs the view of, or maybe confused with a traffic control device or other official sign, or otherwise pose a potential hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  • Where possible, signs shall not cover architectural details such as arches, sills, mouldings, cornices and transom windows.
  • Wiring and conduits for electrified signs must be concealed from view.
  • No part of a sign or sign structure may encroach onto or over an adjacent site, road or lane unless a registered agreement between landowners running with the land is obtained.
  • Except as otherwise specified in this bylaw, the maximum area of any sign shall be 18.0 m² (193.8 sq. ft.).

The following are specifically prohibited:

  • Digital signs as defined in this part and any signs that employ video display, motion picture, or an audible component.
  • Third-party signs with the exception of billboards.
  • Devices or signs that move or assume motion, including but not limited to flexible automatons, unless otherwise specifically permitted in this part.
  • Signs that use chasing borders or movement of any kind unless otherwise specifically permitted in this part.
  • Any sign that has ribbons, pennants, streamers, balloons, flags, spinners, or similar devices attached to it.


sign type Permit No Permit Number of Signs Sign Specifications
A-frame signs
1 per business frontage
0.7 sq.m (2.3 sq.ft) max face area 1.0 m (3.3 ft) max height
Awning, Canopy and Under-Canopy signs
2.5m (8.2ft) min. vertical clearance 1.5m (4.9ft) max height
Banner signs
30.0sq.m (322.9sq.ft) max face area 8.0m (26.2ft) max height
Construction Signs
2 per site1
5.0sq.m (53.8sq.ft) max face area 3.0m (9.8ft) max height
Development Marketing Signs
2 per site
On-site: 3.0sq.m (32.3sq.ft) max face area, 3.0m (9.8ft) max height Off-site: 30.0sq.m (322.9sq.ft) max face area, 8.0m (26.2ft) max height
Fascia Signs
1.5m (4.9ft) max height must not exceed the width of the building or unit
Freestanding Signs
1 sign per site with a minimum 15.0m (49.2ft) business frontage or 1 sign per site with a minimum 90.0m (295.3ft) business frontage, plus one(1) additional sign for every 90.0m (295.3ft)
0.3sq.m (3.3sq.ft) for each lineal meter of frontage, to a maximum of 12.0sq.m (129.2sq.ft) 7.0m (23.0ft) max height
Inflatable Signs
8.0m (26.2ft) max height
Neighbourhood Identification Signs
6.0sq.m (64.6sq.ft) max face area 3.0m (9.8ft) max height
Portable Signs
1 per site 1 per business in a multiple-occupancy development 30.0m (98.4ft) apart
2.5m (8.2ft) max height
Real Estate Signs
2 per site
3.0sq.m (32.3sq.ft) max face area 3.0m (9.8ft) max height
Wall Signs
max face area of 25% of wall area


Each city has its own bylaws regarding the use and placement of portable signs. Here is a quick summary of the portable sign bylaws of the city of Morinville.

The sign regulations for Morinville is stated under Section 7 of the Land Use Bylaw. Did not find what you were looking for? Here is a detailed copy of the bylaw: Morinville Portable Sign Bylaws

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