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

Policies and bylaws set out the rules:

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

Building and planning permission for signs

Signs may require a resource consent or building consent.

Construction site hoardings

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

General Election 2020 and referendum signage

The Council is responsible for regulating when, where, and how signs can be displayed.

Other advertising in public places

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