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Ture ā-Rohe Whakairi Pānui 2015

Signage Bylaw 2015

The Signage Bylaw regulates promotional signs so they are safe, don't cause a nuisance and keep Auckland looking good.

You should know

We are reviewing the Signage Bylaw 2015 to make sure it meets the needs of Aucklanders, now and in the future.
We are proposing a new Signage Bylaw 2022 and associated controls. You can find out about the proposal and give feedback at
We will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

What the Signage Bylaw does

The bylaw requires signage to comply with both general and specific requirements, and provides an exemptions framework.

The general requirements in the bylaw apply to:

  • amenity
  • safety and maintenance
  • traffic
  • changeable message signage
  • static illuminated signage
  • coastal marine signage
  • content of signage.

More specific requirements apply to:

  • portable signage
  • stencil signage
  • free standing signage
  • poster signage
  • banners
  • veranda signage
  • wall mounted signage
  • window signage
  • signage in public open spaces
  • signage advertising commercial sexual services
  • real estate signage
  • vehicle signage
  • event signage.

The bylaw does not cover:

  • signage not visible from a road or public place
  • election signage
  • traffic control devices.

The Signage Bylaw was developed jointly between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport to work alongside the Unitary Plan.


Get a copy of the Signage Bylaw

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