Guidelines for Community Sign Placement and Postering 

In recognition of the valuable role of non-profit organizations, organized sports and other similar groups in our community, the City of Coquitlam provides the opportunity for such groups to place registration or event-related signs on City-owned property at six high-profile Coquitlam locations.

Other promotional opportunities include Community Postering Boards and an online Community Calendar.

New Guidelines, effective Aug. 1, 2019

On April 8, 2019, Council approved a set of new guidelines for Community Sign Placement.  Beginning Aug. 1, 2019, stand-alone signs will not be permitted at any of these locations. The City will fabricate sign holders at each location, able to hold two eight-foot by four-foot signs, or four four-foot by four-foot signs. Use of the new frames is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines.

Community Sign Locations

Registration or event-related signs will ONLY be permitted at the following six locations in Coquitlam:

Please note that, in accordance with City of Coquitlam Sign Bylaw No. 3873, 2008, registration and event-related signage is not permitted on any other property – public or private – in the City of Coquitlam.

The following sign placement guidelines are intended to balance the promotional needs of local organizations with the aesthetic and safety concerns of the community.

Signage Guidelines and Restrictions

  • Signs must be free-standing – they cannot be attached to telephone or streetlight poles, fences or any other such infrastructure;
  • Not more than one sign is permitted per group, per location;
  • The registration period or event date must be displayed on the face of the sign;
  • Signs can be posted not more than five weeks prior to the registration period or event date indicated on the sign, and must be removed within seven days after the registration or event date has passed;
  • Signs can be posted for a maximum of six weeks total;
  • Contact information for the community group posting the sign (including name, address and phone number) must be posted on each sign, though it may be placed on the back of the sign; and
  • Signs must not exceed 4’ by 8’ and their placement must not obstruct sidewalks or traffic sightlines.

The City of Coquitlam Sign Bylaw will be enforced if signage is placed at any other location in the city. Signs that do not meet the guidelines above will be removed without any notice and may be subject to a removal and/or redemption fee. 

As some of the signage locations are in high-traffic areas, groups are urged to use caution, act in a safe manner and to adhere to the City’s Street and Traffic Bylaw when placing and removing signage.

Community Postering Boards

In addition to the community signage locations, community groups have access to nine Community Postering Boards to promote event or registration dates. These must be posted in compliance with the City of Coquitlam Postering Bylaw No. 3887, 2009. They are located at:

Event Calendar Submission Form

The City of Coquitlam maintains an online Festival & Events Calendar and may, subject to approval, post other events taking place within the City. Click here to view event criteria and submission form.

Bylaw Enforcement