On-Premise Sign

  • All signs within view of Island highways are controlled by the Highway Signage Act
  • An on-premise sign can only describe the business operating at that civic address
  • A permit is required for placement
  • An on-premise sign is located at the civic address of a business.  An example of this would be Jon’s B&B

What does the sign look like?  

  • Size is limited to 32 sq. ft. at the property line but may increase by 1 sq. ft. for each linear foot the sign is set back from the property line to a maximum of 150 sq. ft.
  • The height of an individual sign must not exceed 26 ft.

Where will the sign be located?

  • All on-premises signs must be located on the property where the business operates.
  • Location on the property will determine size of the sign permitted.
  • Signs cannot be placed in the public right of way.

What is the cost of having a sign?

  • One- time fee of $25 plus HST

How do I apply for a sign?

Contact Information

Jason Thistle
Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer
Tourism PEI
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown,  PE  C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4398
Fax: (902) 368-6568
Email: jmthistle@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
June 4, 2015
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General Inquiries

Department of Economic Development and Tourism
3rd Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5540
Fax: (902) 894-0342

tpswitch@gov.pe.ca