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Wall mounted signs

Tohu whakamau ā-pātū

Rules for wall mounted signs

  • Must not cover any window.
  • Can only advertise projects, services, good or events taking place on the business site on which it is located.

Horizontal wall mounted signs

  • Maximum protrusion of 1m.
  • Maximum area 2 square meters.
  • You can have one sign for every 5m of wall length. Mount the sign at 90 degrees to the wall.


Flat wall mounted signs

  • One sign per business for every 5m of wall length.
  • Total sign coverage should not cover more than 25 per cent of the street frontage or 50 per cent of a side or rear wall area.
  • On ground floor, maximum of 3m above street or ground level.
  • Maximum sign area 3 square meters per sign.

You should know

If you want to put up a business sign in scheduled 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.