You need a permit for all signs, whether they’re on public or private land or buildings. You can find the information in the areas below.
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You need a permit for all signs, whether they’re on public or private land or buildings.
Promote the community and local groups while maintaining the overall look of an area and ensuring public safety when placing signs around Porirua City.
Signs cannot be placed or displayed:
All directions issued by the Police or authorized Council Officer must be promptly complied with:
Your sign must not:
Your group must apply for permission before the sign is displayed. To apply you will need to supply the following information.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure signs are compliant.
Please complete the application form below
A number of locations throughout Porirua City have been pre-approved for community sign display. The sites have been chosen with a view to:
Real estate signs do not require a permit but must meet the following requirements:
If any agents wish to have the sign conditions modified for any particular site then please complete the application form below for approval
The following is information on the displaying of sandwich board advertising signs on public footpaths and in public areas in reference to Part 15 Signs on Road or Public Places of the Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991
Sandwich Board Signs must meet a minimum standard
Where you may display your sandwich board sign
Sandwich board signs can only be displayed on a paved public pedestrian footpath or walkway, immediately up against the front of your shop or business premises.
They cannot be displayed in such a position or manner that they:
Council Inspectors will remove and impound non-complying signage that is displayed in breach of conditions.
A permit is required where signs are to be displayed on public or private land.
Apply in writing, addressed to the Chief Executive, Porirua City Council, PO Box 50218, Porirua City, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application must include the following information:
Signage must comply with Porirua City Council General Bylaw 1991 - Part 15 Signs.
Standard rules apply with the exception of sign size and duration of display:
Additional restrictions apply to signs displayed on or facing any state highway.
Local elections candidate handbook provides full guidelines for electioneering signage.
General election signage must comply with the Electoral (advertisements of a specified kind) Regulations 2005.
Check the map for approved locations for signs around the city.
For Electioneering signs please email the details direct to email@example.com