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Planning, Property & Development

Commercial Sign Inspections

Commercial sign inspectors conduct inspections of all permanent commercial signs for structural, electrical and placement compliance.

Prior to any construction or alteration to a sign or any part of a sign, it is important to ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to starting any work.

City inspectors review the following types of signs and sign-related work:

  • signs attached to a building/structure that are installed outdoors or indoors (i.e. when visible from a public right-of-way)
  • permanent free-standing signs
  • air supported signs
  • structural components of signs and methods of attachment
  • electrical connections
  • placement where signs project on private/public property

Note: The above list is not inclusive, nor is it intended to exclude any other type of installation/construction of signs.

Operational Standards for Digital Signs

Operational requirements for digital signs form part of the City's zoning bylaws and are included as one of the conditions of any digital sign permit issued by the City of Winnipeg.

Review operational standards for digital signs regulated by the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-law 100/2004 in Section 220(3.1).

Review operational standards for digital signs regulated by the Winnipeg Zoning By-law 200/2006 in Section 183.


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