Special Event Sign

Festivals and events require approval to allow for temporary special event signs on Island highways. 

  • All signs within view of an Island highway are controlled by the Highway Signage Act.
  • All special event signs require permits.
  • A special event sign is used during a specific festival or event.
  • Applicants are responsible for providing their own sign(s).
  • These signs are for directional purposes only and are to be placed immediately before an event and removed immediately after.

What does the sign look like?  

  • Signs are 61 cm (2 feet) by 61 cm (2 feet).
  • The event name and an arrow should be on each special event sign.

What is the cost of having a sign?

  • $10 plus HST for a set of signs for each event.
  • Each permit covers a maximum of six signs for the event.

How do I apply for a sign?

Fill out the application for special event sign and submit it along with a drawing of your sign.

Additional information

  • The sign can only be within 15 km of the event.
  • The maximum number of signs per event is six.
  • Payment, including HST, must accompany the application.
  • Please note that signs cannot be attached to utility poles or trees and cannot be located in any way that endangers the safety of the travelling public.           

Who do I contact for more 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 3, 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

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