The City of Fernie's Sign Bylaw No. 1888 provides regulations on signage within the City of Fernie. Allowable sign options in the City of Fernie are:

  • awning signs;
  • fascia signs;
  • free-standing signs;
  • hanging signs;
  • projecting signs;
  • sandwich board signs;
  • window signs; and
  • other signs as listed under Section 6.3: Permitted Signs of the Sign Bylaw.

Signage within the City requires a Sign Permit in accordance with Sign Bylaw No. 1888.

As noted in Bylaw No. 1888: “Every person constructing, placing, erecting, displaying, altering, repairing or relocating a sign, shall first obtain a sign permit for the sign by making an application.”

Application Process


Please complete an application formand return it to City Hall with the application submission package:

  • Completed application form;
  • Application fee;
  • Photo of the existing building where sign will be mounted;
  • Colour design drawings of sign proposal(s); and
  • Colour samples for proposed sign(s).

The application package will be reviewed by the Planning & Development Services Department, and a permit will be issued.