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Posters and Handbills

The City of Winnipeg regulates the distribution, posting and leaving of posters, pamphlets and handbills under the Handbill and Poster By-law

On November 1, 2008, Part 4 (Handbills, Posters and Temporary Signs on Streets) of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law will replace the Handbill and Poster By-law.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the rules regarding the delivery of handbills or pamphlets?
  • You cannot leave a handbill on residential property if:
    • there is a sign on the property stating something like “No handbills”, “No flyers”, “No trespassing” or “No pedlars or agents”
    • the occupant indicates in some other way that handbills/pamphlets are not wanted
    • the property is vacant
  • You must place handbills/posters on a residential property in a way that they will not be blown by the wind from the place where they were left.
  • You cannot leave a handbill/poster on a vehicle.
Can I put a poster up on private property?
  • Only if you have permission from the owner or occupant of the property.
Who can I call to complain about handbills and posters left on my property?
  • Contact the City of Winnipeg at 311 to register a complaint.
Last update: April 3, 2018