I’m thinking about staying open 24hrs. Can my sign stay on all night?

No; unless approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals. Under Art.40.5, s.3 of the Bedford Sign Bylaw, no sign shall be illuminated between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am. This provision is strictly enforced so please be aware that if you are using an automatic timer to control the illumination of your sign then a power loss will affect the timer mechanism and it would need to be reset.

I'm thinking about having a big sale. Can I put an A-frame sign or temporary lawn sign outside to advertise the big sale?

No. Under Art.40.4, s.1(B)(10) of the Bedford Sign Bylaw these types of signs are considered movable freestanding signs and since they are not specifically permitted they are prohibited under the bylaw.

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1. I’m thinking about starting up a small business in Bedford. What should my first step be?
2. I’m going to renovate my tenant space before I move in. What’s involved with that?
3. Can I do the work myself?
4. What if I like the space the way it is and don’t plan on doing any work except for painting?
5. I’m thinking about putting up a wall sign for my business. Do I need a permit before I put it up?
6. I want my sign to be illuminated. Are there any special requirements to do this?
7. I’m thinking about staying open 24hrs. Can my sign stay on all night?
8. Can I have any additional signage besides my wall sign?