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
  • 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 the Sign Bylaw, “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 form and return it to City Hall with the required supporting documents:

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

Application packages are reviewed by City planning staff. Complete applications may take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to process.