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Signs for non-profit making event

Do I need permission to erect a sign for a non profit making event?

Yes, you need permission to erect signs to advertise a local non profit making event. The local event must be being held for charitable purposes, which may be religious, educational, cultural, political, social or recreational, but not for any commercial purpose.

For information and guidance for commercial signs,including how to apply for planning permission to place a sign or board see consent to display an advertisement.

What type of local events covered by this permission?

  • A Church bazaar;
  • A fete for a parent-teacher association;
  • A sponsored marathon in aid of charity and;
  • An amateur sports event, but not any sporting event organised for commercial purposes.

How large can the event signs be?

The signs or notices must not exceed 0.6 of a square metre.

Where can I erect the signs?

Please refer to the application form below.

How long before an event can a sign be erected?

Signs must not be erected more than 7 days before an event unless the Highways Authority or Agency has agreed differently.

How many event signs can I erect?

You will need to confirm the number of signs that you intend to erect on the application form below.

When do I have to remove the event signs?

Signs must be removed no later than 3 days after the event. If not you risk a potential Fixed Penalty Notice being issued. Fixed Penalty Notice can be issued for each individual sign.

How can I report signs that have not been removed?

Any non profit making event signs that have not been removed after three days after the event, are classed as fly posting. To report them complete the graffiti, vandalism and fly posting report form.

How to I apply to erect signs for a non profit making local event?

If you would like to apply for permission, please complete and return the application for signage for an Eden charity/non-profit-making campaign/event form (PDF:209Kb / 2 pages).