The rules around the placement of signs can be complex and various permissions and permits may be necessary.

Policy and bylaw

These set out the rules:

Offensive signs

Offensive or inappropriate signs are dealt with by the Advertising Standards Authority. Information about how to make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Building and planning permission for signs

Signs may require a resource consent or building consent.

Special cases

Rules about signs on trailers, vehicles and mobile 'sandwich boards'.

Construction site hoardings

Rules for construction site hoardings and information on hoarding fee rebates.

Other advertising in public places

Signs, flags, flagpoles, satellite dishes, advertising blimps or helium balloons.