Signs

Signs are a great way to get the word out about events and opportunities in Cochrane, but there are rules that must be followed.

General rules


  • Businesses may only put signs up ONLY on their own property
  • Special events may be allowed to place temporary signs in some locations. Check Community Event Planning for details to help plan your community event.
  • Non-profit groups are invited to submit requests for the Town's digital signs (at least two weeks in advance). Free; subject to availability.

Digital signs


The Town has community digital signs at two locations:
  • Fifth Ave and Glenbow Dr 
  • Griffin Rd across from the Protective Services Centre 
If you represent a local non-profit or community organization, you may request space on the digital signs to help promote your programs and events. Communications staff layout, upload and schedule all digital sign content.

Building/business signs

Cochrane's Land Use Bylaw outlines permitted and discretionary uses and regulations for signs on commercial buildings.

Permanent signs

Temporary signs

  • Complete the application form and provide required documents (location map, authorization from landowner)
  • Pay the $75 fee
  • Allowed for a maximum 30 days on approved location
  • Not allowed in CB district

Blue highway signs


The blue highway signs are operated by the Alberta Transportation. Call 403-932-3383 for more information.