Advertising and Signage

Signage applications are necessary for the control of outdoor advertising in an effort to promote and maintain a pleasant visual environment and ensure the healthy and safety of all in the city. All on-site commercial advertising, remote advertising signs (billboards and wall signs), temporary banners and flags, temporary posters along the street lamp standards, advertising trailers, aerial advertising, e.g. blimps.

Why do you need to submit a Signage Application?
  • All relevant forms filled in and signed.
  • The relevant fee;
  • For on-site and remote advertising: 2 (two) copies of signage application forms for each sign and one copy of every accompanying document;
  • Appropriate visuals indicating the details of the signs and elevations (mock ups) indicating sign position in relation to the building.

You have all of the above, what do you do now? 

  • Your application will be checked against a pre-acceptance scrutiny checklist check list and a debit will be issued for payments to the cashier, and returned to the signage counter;
  • The application will be assessed and circulated to Consent Use, Urban Design, the Electricity Dept., Ethekwini Transport Authority and Architecture Dept;
  • Finally, when your decision notice is ready, the approval/refusal letter will be posted to the postal address you supplied in the application forms.

How long does it take?

On site application: 14 Days
Remote advertising: 1-3 weeks
Temporary poster/ banners: 5 Days

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Contact Us:
Advertising Signs - 031 311 7046