This page will guide you through the permit process for placing commercial signs within Medicine Hat.
Remember, we are here to help! If you have questions, contact us:
Planning & Development Services
Second floor, City Hall
580 1st Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6
Generally, all exterior signs need a Development Permit. The Land Use Bylaw regulates the number, size, type, appearance and location of signs for both public and private property. For all details, see Schedule D of the City of Medicine Hat Land Use Bylaw.
If a proposed sign is freestanding, a Building Permit is also required, after the Development Permit is approved. This is because a freestanding sign is considered a stand-alone structure and therefore subject to Alberta Building Code requirements.
You must have a permit prior to the installation of signs, or it is an offence which is subject to fines and penalties.