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 on their property unless receiving landowner authorization for another 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.

Community 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
  • Pay the $75 fee
  • Allowed for a maximum 30 days on approved location

Blue highway signs

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