Real estate directional signs generally disallowed in Fraser Valley

In an eMemo from the CEO, members we’re reminded that, other than temporary ‘Open House’ signage (which is itself subject to specific provisions), the placement of directional real estate signs on municipal property is deemed prohibited throughout the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s catchment.

Like many communities, the municipalities comprising the FVREB have steadily moved towards outright embargo of directional signs through signage by-laws intending, amongst other motivations, to facilitate a pedestrian’s or driver’s view of any vehicular access point, parking or traffic control sign, signal or device, or intersection – reducing also potential distractions. It’s not just a matter of aesthetics; but of safety.

Members have been advised of the FVREB’s position in this matter through numerous professional standards columns and reminders. As a result, the Board has received a significant number of complaints relating to signage and has been communicating with alleged violators and issuing contraventions as appropriate – in short enforcing the Board’s position to comply with municipal by-laws.

In future, received complaints shall be directed to the Professional Conduct Committee, which has the authority to initiate an investigation, to render a judgment and to remedy violations of the Rules of Cooperation 8.01: Members shall not advertise in any manner that is false or misleading, prohibited by law or restricted by the seller.

The Board’s public website now includes information for REALTORS® and the public under Consumer Info > How to handle REALTOR® issues, rendering clear that the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board intends to work with its members in conforming to municipal signage by-laws.

Should you have additional questions, please contact our Professional Standards team at or by telephone at 604.930.7605.

Members must ensure that signs comply with local government regulations.