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2016 News and Information

City of Richmond seeks feedback on proposed Sign Bylaw updates

23 November 2016

The City of Richmond is undertaking an update to its Sign Bylaw No. 5560 and is seeking public feedback on proposed changes. There are multiple ways to be involved, both in person and online to provide comment from November 29 to December 11, 2016.

  • Attend  one of two drop-in style public information open houses will take place at Richmond City Hall: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 .p.m., and Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Visit to view the proposed bylaw amendments and complete the online comment form. The comment form will be available from November 29 to December 11, 2016.
  • As of November 29, 2016 visit to view and print PDFs of the summary of proposed bylaw changes and comment form. Completed comment forms can be scanned and emailed to, mailed/dropped-off at City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, or faxed to 604-276-4132, Attn. Signs Consult. The deadline to receive feedback is December 11, 2016.

This bylaw update provides an opportunity to address signs in a manner consistent with the City’s social vision for shaping an inclusive, engaged, and caring community to support community harmony. The objectives of the proposed Sign Bylaw include:

  • to update the Sign Bylaw to a modern standard and ensure that it reflects the current and anticipated needs of the City, can effectively regulate the type of signs being experienced, considers legislative authority and legal requirements.
  • to improve the content, structure, and format of the Sign Bylaw to increase its effectiveness, user friendliness, clarity, and ease of interpretation by the public, developers and City staff.
  • to strengthen and embed efforts to de-clutter in the Bylaw.
  • to address deficiencies in the definition section; accommodate trends in sign technology and respond to business needs (e.g. electronic signs, multi-faceted free standing signs, etc.); additional types of signs to be regulated; correct errors and omissions.

Feedback received through this process will be analyzed and incorporated into the draft regulations proposed for the updated Sign Bylaw for Council consideration by spring 2017.

Questions about this process or the proposed bylaw can be emailed to