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Wall-mounted signs in neighbourhood and local centre zones

Displaying wall-mounted signs in neighbourhood and local centre zones

​You can display two types of wall-mounted signs on walls at a premises in neighbourhood and local centre zones:

  • horizontal wall-mounted signs (signs attached to a wall at a 90-degree angle)
  • flat wall-mounted signs (signs attached flat against, or painted on, a wall).

All wall-mounted signs on a premises in this zone must:

  • not cover any window
  • only advertise the business, services, products, activities or events available at the premises
  • comply with special and general rules about illumination, animation and vehicle and pedestrian safety (see clauses 20-29 of the Signs Bylaw 2022).

Horizontal wall-mounted signs in neighbourhood and local centre zones

You can display horizontal wall-mounted signs on walls at a premises in these zones with some restrictions:

  • You can display one horizontal wall-mounted sign for every 5m of visible wall length.
  • Signs can project or stick out from a wall by a maximum of 1m.
  • Each side of your sign can have a maximum surface area of 2.2 square metres.
  • All horizontal wall-mounted signs at a similar height on any wall at the same premises must be separated by at least 5m.
  • You cannot place your sign higher than 8m above ground level.
  • You cannot place your sign lower than 3m above ground level.

Flat wall-mounted signs in neighbourhood and local centre zones

  • You can display one flat wall-mounted sign per business for every 5m of visible wall length.
  • Signs cannot extend beyond, or stick out from, the outline of the wall.
  • Signs cannot be combined with other flat wall-mounted signs to create a larger sign.
  • Signs cannot project, or stick out, more than 30mm from a wall if next to a public footpath.
  • Flat wall-mounted signs on the ground floor of a premises cannot be higher than 3m from the ground.
  • Each sign can use a maximum wall area of 3 square metres.

The total area of wall covered by flat wall-mounted signs must not exceed:

  • 25 per cent if the wall is facing or is on a front boundary
  • 50 per cent if the wall is facing or is on any other boundary.

Find the zone for your premises

You can find out the zone for your premises by searching for your address on Geomaps. Under the results tab on the left-hand side of your screen, you will find your property summary including your zone.

You can read a full description of the rules for wall-mounted signs in clause 9 of the Signs Bylaw 2022.

You should know

If you want to put up a business sign in scheduled historic heritage places you will need a resource consent.
 
Check Geomaps to see if your address is in a historic heritage area. Under the results tab on the left hand side of your screen, you will find your property summary.
 
If your property is a historic heritage property or in a historic heritage area, you will see this under the heading "Overlays". 
 
Read about historic heritage places in the Auckland Unitary Plan. This will help you determine which historic heritage rules apply to you.

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