Development Application Signs

You are required to install a Development Application Sign on your development site if your Development Applications involves one or more of the following :

  • Development Permit
  • Development Variance Permit
  • Heritage Revitalization Agreement / Heritage Alteration Permit
  • Land Use Contract (LUC) Discharge/Amendment
  • Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment
  • Rezoning
  • Temporary Use Permit

Apply for a Development Application Sign

Application process for all applicants:

  • Your assigned File Manager from the City’s Planning and Development Department will provide you with written instruction indicating when and where the sign needs to be posted, as well as the content.
  • Provide a digital sign proof to the City’s Planning and Development Department staff for review and approval prior to posting. If the sign is not in accordance with the required standard format, City staff will ask you to make edits to comply with the approved specifications.
  • The applicant or developer is responsible for preparing, posting and removing the signs in accordance with the specifications set out by the City of Coquitlam, at no cost to the City.
  • The sign shall be made of durable, weather-resistant material (e.g. Coroplast) and appropriate steps must be taken to ensure that the sign is securely fastened.
  • One sign must be posted on each principal street fronting the property or site. Staff from the City’s Planning and Development Department may request additional signs, depending upon the size of the subject site.
  • Post the sign within three weeks of the date of letter and no later than two weeks before the scheduled Council date.
  • Once the sign is posted, submit photos to the City’s Planning and Development Department to demonstrate that the sign has been posted.
  • The sign must be located on private property in a clearly visible location and must remain posted until the proposal is either rejected by Council or receives Final Adoption/4th reading of the zoning amendment bylaw or final approval of the permit. Should the sign be damaged during this period, either through vandalism, graffiti or another manner, it is the responsibility of the applicant to repair or replace the sign.
  • All signs must be removed no later than 14 days of Council’s approval or rejection of application or approval of subdivision.
  • The sign must measure 2.4 metres (8 feet) wide by 1.2 metres (4 feet) high, to be mounted on posts. The underside of the sign must be no more than 0.9 metres (3 feet).
  • The font on the sign should be white in either Helvetica or Arial.
  • Property address line should be 200 point font
  • Application details and Agent / Applicant’s name should be 100 point font.
  • Using the template provided by the City of Coquitlam, the applicant or developer must include the following information (please refer to the example provided):
    • Types of application included in proposal
    • Address(es) of the subject site
    • Highest order Development Application number (for example, if there is an OCP amendment and rezoning, use OCP amendment, if there is a rezoning and development permit, use rezoning)
    • Brief description of the proposed development
    • Proposed number of units, proposed building height, proposed number of parking stalls, proposed density (i.e. Floor Area Ratio (FAR)), and requested variances
    • A map of the site containing a North arrow, with of all the roads adjoining the development site labelled;
    • Contact information for the applicant/ developer, including phone number and email
    • Indication that the information listed is subject to change
    • A rendering of the proposed development (for more complex projects)
  • Using the template provided by the City, please limit your edits to the information outlined above. The sign colours, the "Development Application" headline, the City logo and contact information, should not be edited or altered in any way.

If you don’t comply with any or all of the requirements, your Development Application processing could be delayed.