Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagra Palike issues draft BBMP Outdoor Signage and Public Messaging By-Laws 2018; invites comments within 19th October, 2018
The Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (“Authority”) in a Notification dated September 19, 2018, has published a draft copy of the ‘BBMP Outdoor Signage and Public Messaging Bye-laws 2018 (“Draft Bye-laws”). The Draft Bye-laws will replace the BMP Advertising Bye-laws, 2006, upon being notified by the Authority.
The Authority has invited objections and suggestions from the public, if any, on the Draft Bye-laws, which may be addressed to the Commissioner, Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, NR Square, Bengaluru- 560 002, or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th October, 2018.
The BMP Advertising Bye-Laws, 2006 were not enough to prevent all commercial billboards and hoardings on public Right- of -ways (RoW) and to establish a comprehensive system of controls governing the display, design, construction, installation and maintenance of outdoor signages and public messages, because of which the Draft Bye-laws has been proposed.
The main objectives of these Draft Bye-laws are:
- To prohibit commercial advertisement displays in public Right- of -ways.
- To promote traffic safety by minimizing distractions due to signage.
- To prohibit usage of materials for signage and advertisement display which are harmful to the environment.
- To allow businesses with individual expression in graphics by encouraging flexibility in innovation and design.
- To prohibit inappropriate advertisements which are not suitable for the surrounding neighbourhood.
- To maintain legibility and uniformity in design of signage and advertisement displays through regulation of size, colours and proportion.
- For allowance of non-commercial signs and public messages to be displayed in all authorized signage displays.
- No sign should be erected in location that violates the building code, fire code or any other applicable regulations
- Signs should be installed as to avoid obstruction of or permanent damage to significant architectural features
- No sign should be erected on private property without prior consent of the property owner
- No sign, other than that placed by the government agencies or whose placement is authorized by these Bye laws or the Authority should be erected on public property
- No sign must be erected in a manner that obstructs the ingress or egress, fire escapes, or vertical pipes.
Exemptions from permit:
- Construction signs
- Government signs
- Festival decorations
- Memorial plaques
- Nameplates (residential buildings)
- Parking lot signs
- Real estate signs
Application for Permit:
An applicant proposing to erect or display an outdoor self-advertisement / public messaging or signs must:
- Submit separate application for each signage or advertisement and public messaging, addressing the appropriate zonal territorial Approving Authority
- Submit an application in prescribed form, disclosing necessary details
- Submit the date on which the signage /street graphic is to be erected.
- Submit regarding zoning land use and the area of special character, if any in which the premises in located
- Submit the details of the printer/designer/ manufacturer of the of signage /street graphic
- Submit that on the date of application, he holds a valid and legal trade license to run a trade and that he is not in due of property tax of the building
- A drawing to scale which shows:
- All existing street graphics displayed on the premise
- The location, height and the size of the proposed signage
- The items of information proposed to be displayed
- The percentage of signage area covered by the proposed street graphics
- Specification of construction or display, illumination, mechanical movement, if any to be provided
An incomplete application or application without necessary details enclosed will be rejected.