Election Signs


With the nomination process now over, all candidates are able to erect their signs (also known as Hoardings) in the City.

A resource consent has been applied for on behalf of all Candidates. The Resource Consent can be seen here.

This is in addition to the rules set out in our Candidate Handbook.


Time frames

Signs can be erected from 12 August 2022 and must be removed by 11 October (Election day is 8 October)


Intersection and signs

There are strict rules on the placement signs at intersections. The diagram below shows how our Roading team interpret this:

The shaded area means no signs can be erected. Please note the top of the T-intersection shows no signs can be placed there.


General Rules

Signs must not be bigger than three (3) square meters and cannot be illuminated. You must have the approval of the landowner to place a sign on their property. Officers can request to see this if there is a complaint.

State Highways

Written approval from Waka Kotahi is required when you plan to place a sign on the edge of a State Highway where the speed limit is more than 50kph. Written approval is not required where the speed limit is 50kmph or less.

Trailer Signs

Trailer signs require a permit from our Roading team. Please complete this form and email it to: corridormanager@icc.govt.nz

Sign written Vehicles

These are not covered by the Resource Consent but are detailed in our handbook. You must not park them in front of the Council Main Building 101 Esk Street. Existing Councillors may use their dedicated carparks in Esk Street 1 Car Park only when attending Council Business at the Council Building.



Should you see a sign that you believe is in breach of these rules please contact Council and ask for the Compliance team on 03 2111 777, or via our website.

If your complaint relates to the election requirements of the sign please contact Michael Morris, Deputy Electoral Officer (Michael.Morris@icc.govt.nz or 03 211 8396).

If the complaint relates to the contents of the sign- please contact the Advertising Standards Authority