the interest of public safety and the beautification of our City streets and
public spaces, and in accordance with the Municipalities Act, the City
of Saint John would like to remind citizens, business owners and others that it
is illegal to place signage on a public street right-of-way and other City
property without permission.
August 10, crews will begin a City-wide effort to remove illegally placed
signage. As part of this effort, any signs placed on a public street
right-of-way, a traffic signal pole, City light pole or City sign pole will be
removed and taken to 175 Rothesay Avenue. Owners can make arrangements to pick
up their signs by calling 658-4455. If no arrangements are made before August
31, the signs will be discarded by the City.
the public street right-of-way free of private signage and other obstructions
ensures that public use signage for safety and traffic control is clearly
visible and that sight lines through an intersection are never blocked. One of
the many uses that the City of Saint John permits in the public street
right-of-way are signs for public use, including traffic control such as stop,
yield, parking, transit and street signs. Temporary signs to control traffic
during periods of construction and those supporting public safety are also
are encouraged to refer to Section
7 of the City of Saint John Zoning
By-Law for General Provisions for signage within private property.
with concerns about illegally placed signage can call City of Saint John
Customer Service at 658-4455.