Consider pedestrian access, particularly for the visually impaired, when placing your portable sign.
You can have one of two types of portable signs, a sandwich board or a flag sign. You can't have both.
However, if your business does not have direct ground floor access, you can ask about a portable ladder board sign, which you can share with other businesses.
Rules for placing portable signs
Minimum 1.8m width of footpath is clear for pedestrians.
- 0.6m from the kerb or 0.8m if on an Auckland Transport bus route.
- 5m from the intersection of any road and at least 2m from any access way, service lane or vehicle crossing.
- You must remove portable signs from a public space (footpath or berm) at the end of each day.
Sizes and locations of signs
Sandwich boards or board signs
Only for business with both, direct ground floor fronts and direct ground floor access to the road or public place.
- Maximum 1.2m high by 0.6 wide by 0.46 deep.
- Maximum area of the sign 0.72 square metres.
- Only for business with, both, direct ground floor fronts and direct ground floor access to the road or public place.
- Maximum flag sign 1.85m high by 0.5m wide with a total height of 2.2m.
Portable ladder board
- For businesses without direct ground floor frontage and direct ground floor access.
Only one per building.
- Needs to be located directly outside the entrance or access way of the business.
- At least 5m away from other portable ladder boards.
- Maximum 1.5m high by 0.715m wide by 0.46m deep.