Election sign questions and concerns

For all election sign questions or concerns, please contact Planning and Development Services.

Phone: 780-464-8080
Fax: 780-464-8142
Email: planninganddevelopment@strathcona.ca

Last modified: April 20, 2023, 1:54 p.m.

Before applying for your election sign permit, please note:

  • All election signs, whether placed on public or private lands, may not be erected more than thirty (30) days in advance of a municipal or provincial election and no more than thirty-six (36) days prior to a federal election.
  • A permit is required for placement of election signs on boulevards (rights-of-way) or other lands within the municipality's control. Only one (1) permit is required for these election signs respecting each candidate or for each position referring to a referendum, plebiscite or other vote pursuant to municipal, provincial or federal legislation.
  • A separate permit is not required for election signs located on private property, provided they are temporary and comply with the regulations under Section 5.18 of Land Use Bylaw 6-2015.
  • The size, type and placement of election signs are regulated through Strathcona County's Land Use Bylaw. Information on election sign requirements and regulations is available here.
  • A simplified version of the election sign regulations is also available.
    Election sign reference table (159.9 KB)
  • For a full interpretation of the election sign regulations, please refer to Part 5, Sign Regulations (303.6 KB) , of the Land Use Bylaw.
  • If a portable sign is to be used as an election sign, a separate development permit and associated fee will be required, and other regulations apply. Please see our Portable Signs page for more details.
  • Elections can generate a large amount of waste during the campaign trail. Please see how you can consider the environment when making decisions on your campaign trail. (622.2 KB)  

How to apply for a permit for election signs:

  • Complete an election sign development permit application form.
    Election sign development permit application (1.9 MB)
  • Include payment for $250.00 to cover the cost of the application.
  • Once the date of the election has been announced, completed development permit applications forms along with payment can be:
    • emailed for processing to: planninganddevelopment@strathcona.ca ;
    • dropped off at Planning and Development Services in County Hall; or
    • mailed to Strathcona County Planning and Development Services. 

Further information:

Planning and Development Services
Phone: 780-464-8080
Fax: 780-464-8142
Email: planninganddevelopment@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2023
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