Advertisements Regulation

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Advertisements Regulation
ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATION ACT

CHAPTER 35:53

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Act
16 of 1931

Amended by
39 of 1952

*15 of 2000

*See Note on page 2

Current Authorised Pages
Pages Authorised

(inclusive) by L.R.O.
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Index of Subsidiary Legislation
Page

Advertisements and Hoardings Regulations (GN 33/1954) … … 7
Port-of-Spain Advertisements and Hoardings Bye-laws (G. 9.6.1932) … 15
Arima Advertisements and Hoardings Bye-laws (G. 27.10.1932) … … 21
San Fernando Advertisements and Hoardings Bye-laws (G. 27.10.1932) … 27

Note on Act No. 15 of 2000

*See section 12 of, and the Schedule to, the Land Tribunal Act, 2000 for the extension of the
jurisdiction of the Land Tribunal with respect to this Act.

Note on Adaptation

Under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Law Revision Act (Ch. 3:03) the Commission
amended certain references to public officers in this Chapter. The Minister’s approval of the
amendments was signified by LN 120/1980, but no marginal reference is made to this Notice
where any such amendment is made in the text.

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CHAPTER 35:53

ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATION ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Erection of hoardings and exhibition of advertisements to be subject

to control.
4. Erection of hoardings by or with permission of local authority or

County Council.
5. Exemption of advertisements on business premises.
6. Bye-laws and Regulations.
7. Appeal from decision of County Council.
8. Removal of unauthorised hoardings and advertisements.
9. Penalties.

10. Saving.

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CHAPTER 35:53

ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATION ACT

An Act to control the erection and use of hoardings and the
exhibition of advertisements.

[1ST JULY 1932]

1. This Act may be cited as the Advertisements Regulation Act.

2. In this Act—
“advertisement’ includes any notice, bill, placard, poster and

similar publication;
“hoarding” includes any structure used as an advertisement or

used for exhibiting any advertisement.

3. No hoarding shall be erected and no advertisement shall
be exhibited upon any hoarding or on any wall, tree, pole, fence,
gate or other place in Trinidad and Tobago except in accordance
with this Act and the Bye-laws or Regulations made thereunder.

4. In a City or Borough, the City or Borough Council, and
elsewhere, the County Council may erect hoardings or authorise
the erection thereof and may, on the written application of the
person responsible therefor, authorise the use of hoardings and
advertisements existing at the date of the coming into force of
Bye-laws or Regulations, as the case may be, made under this Act.
Every such authorisation shall be given for such period not
exceeding five years as the City or Borough Council or the County
Council, as the case may be, may determine.

5. (1) Notwithstanding section 4, any person may exhibit in
or upon his own premises, or in or upon any premises in his
occupation, advertisements relating to the business, profession, or
trade carried on in or upon those premises, and further may exhibit
any advertisements upon any building used by him for business
purposes in or upon such premises except that any advertisement
so exhibited shall not be suspended across the street or in any way
suspended or projected outwards from such premises.

1950 Ed.
Ch. 30 No. 1.
16 of 1931.

Commencement.

Short title.

Interpretation.

Erection of
hoardings and
exhibition of
advertisements
to be subject to
control.

Erection of
hoardings by or
with permission
of local
authority or
County Council.
[39 of 1952].

Exemption of
advertisements
on business
premises.

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Ch. 39. No. 1.
1950 Ed.
21 of 1990.

Bye-laws and
Regulations.
[39 of 1952].

Appeal from
decision of
County Council.
[39 of 1952].

Removal of
unauthorised
hoardings and
advertisements.
39 of 1952.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to derogate
from or affect any of the powers conferred on the Port-of-Spain
City Council by the former Ordinance.

(3) In subsection (2) “former Ordinance” means the
Port-of-Spain Corporation Ordinance repealed by the Municipal
Corporations Act 1990.

6. For a City or Borough, the City or Borough Council may
make Bye-laws, and for other parts of Trinidad and Tobago, the
Minister may, subject to affirmative resolution of Parliament,
make Regulations—

(a) for regulating, restricting or prohibiting the erection
or hoardings and the exhibition of advertisements
(other than advertisements exhibited in accordance
with section 5) in such places and in such manner,
or by such means, as to affect injuriously the
amenities of a public park or pleasure promenade,
or any place frequented by the public solely or
chiefly on account of its beauty, or to disfigure the
view of rural scenery from a highway or railway,
or from any public place or water;

(b) for levying a charge upon the exhibition of
advertisements on hoardings erected by such City
or Borough Council or by a County Council, as
the case may be, in accordance with section 4.

7. If any person is aggrieved by the refusal of a County
Council to authorise the erection of any hoarding or the use of any
hoarding or advertisement as provided in section 4, such person
may appeal to the Minister, and if it appears to the Minister that
the erection of such hoarding or the use of any hoarding or
advertisement should be authorised under this Act, the Minister
may give directions to the County Council to that effect.

8. (1) Unless authorised under section 4 or exempted under
section 5, any hoarding erected and any advertisement exhibited
at the date of the coming into force of Regulations or Bye-laws, as
the case may be, made under this Act, shall be removed by the
person responsible therefore within six months from such date,

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and if not so removed such person shall be served with a notice in
writing by the City or Borough Council or the County Council
concerned to remove the hoarding or advertisement within one
month, and on failure to comply with the notice, such person shall
be deemed to have committed a contravention of this Act and is
liable to the penalties hereinafter prescribed.

(2) If no person responsible therefore can be found
within six months from the date of the coming into force of such
Regulations or Bye-laws, the City or Borough Council, or the
County Council, as the case may be, may remove or cause to be
removed any such hoardings or advertisement and may do all
such other acts and things as may be deemed necessary for the
removal of the same.

9. (1) Any person committing a contravention of this Act or
of any Regulations or Bye-laws made thereunder is liable, on
summary conviction, to a fine of two hundred dollars, and to a
further fine of forty dollars for every day during which the offence
is continued after his conviction thereof.

(2) All penalties recovered under this Act for offences
committed within a City or Borough shall be paid to the funds of
the local authority concerned.

10. Nothing in this Act shall apply to hoardings erected and
advertisements exhibited by any Department of the Government
or by any Defence Force authority, or by any Judicial authority, or
by any Municipal authority, or to any notice relating to any service
in a church, chapel, temple or mosque.

Penalties.

Saving.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Permit.
4. Maximum height of hoarding.
5. Maintenance of hoarding.
6. Name and address of owner to be exhibited.
7. Advertisements to be secure, etc.
8. Removal of advertisements.
9. Owner to furnish name, etc., of advertiser.

10. Advertisement in Diego Martin.
11. Places mentioned in Second Schedule.
12. Obstruction to traffic.
13. No advertisement to be exhibited on tree, telephone post, etc.
14. Permit.
15. Application for permit
16. Application of Regulations.
17. Exemptions.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS REGULATIONS

made under section 6

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Advertisements and
Hoardings Regulations, and shall be deemed to have come into
operation on the 1st March 1953.

2. (1) In these Regulations—
“advertisement” includes any notice, bill, placard, poster, and

similar publication;
“Chief Executive Officer” means the Chief Executive Officer of

the County Council in which a hoarding or advertisement is
erected or exhibited respectively or intended to be erected
or exhibited;

“County Council”means the County Council in whose electoral
district a hoarding or advertisement is erected or exhibited
respectively or intended to be erected or exhibited;

“highway” includes any street, road, bridge, carriage-way, pier and
pavement to which the public have access;

“hoarding’ includes any structure used as an advertisement or used
for exhibiting any advertisement;

(2) The Island-Ward of Tobago shall for all purposes of
these Regulations be deemed to be a County.

3. No person shall erect a hoarding without a permit in writing
first obtained from the County Council. Such permit shall be in
the form set out in the First Schedule and shall be in counterfoil
form. If required by the County Council the applicant shall submit
complete plans and sections of such hoarding. Such plans and
sections shall be sufficient to show the construction and location
of the hoarding with regard to the adjacent highway and houses, if
any, and be accompanied by a statement of the height of the
hoarding and of the materials of which it is to be constructed.

33/1954.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Permit.

First Schedule.

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4. No person shall erect a hoarding so that any portion of it is
at less distance from a highway than 11/2 times the maximum height
of the hoarding from the ground.

5. The owner of, and, in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall maintain
such hoarding in a proper state of repair and security to the
satisfaction of the County Council, failing which the County
Council may remove such hoarding at the expense of the owner,
and in his default, of any person in receipt of any rents or profits
from the use of such hoarding. The removal by the County Council
of such hoarding shall not relieve the owner from any of the
penalties provided for under the Act.

6. The owner of every hoarding shall exhibit and keep
exhibited his name and address in a conspicuous position on the
front thereof and in such character as to be clearly legible. Written
notice of any change of such ownership shall be given to the County
Council by the new owner within thirty days.

7. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited on any
hoarding or on any wall, fence, gate or other place any
advertisement that is not placed on or upon or affixed to such
hoarding, wall, fence, gate or other place in a secure, neat, and
orderly manner.

8. Where any advertisement exhibited on any hoarding, or
on any wall, fence, gate or other place is defaced or is in an unsightly
or torn or detached condition, the owner of such hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, and, in his default, the person on whose behalf
such advertisement is exhibited, and, in his default, any person in
receipt of any rents or profits from the use of such hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, shall, on receiving notice in writing to that
effect from the County Council remove such advertisement within
such time as may be specified in such notice.

Maximum
height of
hoarding.

Maintenance of
hoarding.

Name and
address of
owner to be
exhibited.

Advertisements
to be secure, etc.

Removal of
advertisements.

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9. The owner of, and in his default, any person in receipt
of any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall, when
required by the County Council, furnish the name and address
of any person on whose behalf any advertisement on such
hoarding is exhibited.

10. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement within the Ward of Diego Martin
so that such hoarding or advertisement may be seen from the sea.

11. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement so that such hoarding or
advertisement may be seen from the places mentioned in the
Second Schedule.

12. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement at any road junction or curve in
such a manner or place as to obstruct the clear view of traffic.

13. No person shall exhibit any advertisement on any tree,
telephone post, telegraph pole or electric lighting pole so that such
advertisement shall be visible from any highway.

14. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited any
advertisement on any wall, fence, gate or other place visible from
a highway, other than advertisements permitted by section 5 of the
Act and a hoarding authorised for that purpose under these
Regulations, without a permit in writing first obtained from the
County Council by the owner of the wall, fence, gate or other place,
allowing the said wall, fence, gate or other place to be used for the
exhibition of advertisements.

Such permit shall be in the form set out in the First Schedule
and shall be in counterfoil form.

15. Applications to the County Councils for the permits
referred to in regulations 3 and 14 shall be in the forms set out in
the First Schedule. Copies of these forms may be obtained at the
offices of the County Council.

Owner to
furnish name,
etc., of
advertiser.

Advertisement
in Diego Martin.

Places
mentioned in
Second
Schedule.

Obstruction to
traffic.

No
advertisement to
be exhibited on
tree, telephone
post, etc.

Permit.

First Schedule.

Application for
permit.

First Schedule.

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16. These Regulations shall not apply to any advertisement
on any cart, carriage or other vehicle, or to any advertisement on
any board, support or framework carried by any person.

17. These Regulations shall not apply to the City of Port-of-
Spain, the City of San Fernando or to the Borough of Arima.

FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM OF PERMIT TO ERECT A HOARDING

Name of Applicant .......................................................................................................

Address of Applicant ...................................................................................................

Locality ........................................................................................................................

Name of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected .........................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Duration of Permit .......................................................................................................

Amount paid in fees (if Government Hoarding)
...........................................................

Date ..............................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Chief Executive Officer

FORM OF PERMIT TO USE A WALL, FENCE, GATE OR
OTHER PLACE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF

ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description ..................................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Chief Executive Officer

Application of
Regulations.

Exemptions.

Regulation 3.

Regulation 14.

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT
TO ERECT A HOARDING

Loality in which Hoarding is intended to be erected ...................................................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Size of Hoarding ..........................................................................................................

Period applied for ........................................................................................................

Signature of owner of Hoarding ..................................................................................

Signature of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected ....................

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO USE A
WALL, FENCE, GATE OR OTHER PLACE FOR THE

EXHIBITION OF ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description of place .....................................................................................................

Situation ......................................................................................................................

Period ..........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Owner

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Mucurapo Road from the City boundary to the Western Main Road.
Western Main Road from its junction with the Mucurapo Road to Teteron Bay.
Tucker Valley Road.
Diego Martin Road.
St. Lucien Road.
Morne Coco Road.
Saddle Road.
Fort George Road.
Long Circular Road.
Lady Chancellor Road.
Coblentz Avenue.
Ariapita Road.
Fondes Amandes Road.
La Fantasie Road.
Nook Avenue.
Church Road.

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Cemetery Road.
Sydenham Avenue.
Hutton Road.
St. Ann’s Road.
Cascade Road.
Eastern Main Road from the Oropuna River in d’Abadie Village to the Mausica River.
Eastern Main Road from its junction with the Heights of Guanapo Road to the former

Trinidad Government Railway Crossing at Guaico.
Eastern Main Road from the Sangre Grande River to Cocal Beach.
Toco Main Road from Oropouche River to Rio Grande River and from Matura River

to the Paria Main Road.
Paria Main Road from Galera Lighthouse to Sans Souci.
Maracas Road.
Caura Royal Road.
Arima-Blanchisseuse Road.
Golden Grove Road.
Caroni Road from its junction with the Golden Grove Road to its junction with the

Southern Main Road.
The Southern Main Road.
The Papourie Road from its junction with the Southern Main Road to its junction with

the San Fernando-Siparia-Erin Road.
The Naparima-Mayaro Road.
The Reform Road.
The Manahambre Road.
Cedar Hill Road.
Mayo Road from its junction with the Couva Main Road to its junction with the Cedar

Hill Road.
Tortuga Road.
Couva Main Road.
Corosal Road from its junction with the Tortuga Road to its junction with the Couva

Main Road.
The North Post.
The Blue Basin.
Macqueripe Bay.
Maracas Bay.
The Cocal Beach.
Balandra Bay.
Salibia Bay (Toco).
Pointe Galera.
The Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.
Paria Main Road from the Grande Riviere River to its terminus at Matelot Village.
The Mayaro Beach.
The Caparo Valley Brasso Road.
The Chin Chin Road from its junction with the Madras Settlement Road to its junction

with the Southern Main Road.
The Madras Settlement Road.
The Lopinot Road.

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The Caroni Savannah Road.
The San Fernando-Siparia-Erin Road.
North Coast Road.
Maracas Beach.

In the Island-Ward of Tobago—
(a) The Fort George Area.
(b) The junction of the Northside Main Road and the Mason Hall Government

School Road.

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PORT-OF-SPAIN ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS
BYE-LAWS

ARRANGEMENT OF BYE-LAWS

BYE-LAW

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Permit.
4. Distance.
5. Maintenance of hoarding.
6. Name and address of owner to be exhibited.
7. Advertisement to be secure, etc.
8. Removal of advertisement.
9. Furnishing name and address.

10. Places mentioned in Second Schedule.
11. Obstructing view of traffic.
12. Advertisement not to be visible from street.
13. Advertisement must be with permit.
14. Application for permit.
15. Exemption.
16. Application of Bye-laws.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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PORT-OF-SPAIN ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS
BYE-LAWS

made under section 6

1. These Bye-laws may be cited as the Port-of-Spain
Advertisements and Hoardings Bye-laws.

2. In these Bye-laws—
“advertisement” includes any notice, bill, placard, poster, and

similar publication;
“the Council” means the City Council of Port-of-Spain;
“hoarding” includes any structure used as an advertisement or

used for exhibiting any advertisement;
“street” includes any highway, and any public bridge, road, lane,

footway, square, children’s playgrounds, court, alley, or
passage, whether a thoroughfare or not.

3. No person shall erect a hoarding without a permit in writing
first obtained from the Council. The permit may be in the form set
out in the First Schedule and shall be in counterfoil form. If required
by the Council the applicant shall submit complete plans and
sections of the hoarding. Such plans and sections shall be sufficient
to show the construction and location of the hoarding with regard
to the adjacent street and houses, if any, and be accompanied by a
statement of the height of the hoarding and of the materials of
which it is to be constructed.

4. No person shall erect a hoarding so that any portion of it is
at a less distance from any street than may be prescribed by the
Council in each case.

5. The owner of, and, in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall maintain
the hoarding in a proper state of repair and security to the
satisfaction of the Council, failing which the Council may remove

9.6.32.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Permit.

First Schedule.

Distance.

Maintenance of
hoarding.

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the hoarding at the expense of the owner, and in his default, of any
person in receipt of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding.
The removal by the Council of the hoarding shall not relieve the
owner from any of the penalties provided for under the Act.

6. The owner of every hoarding shall exhibit and keep
exhibited his name and address in a conspicuous position on the
front thereof and in such character as to be clearly legible. Written
notice of any change of the ownership shall be given to the Council
by the new owner within thirty days.

7. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited on any
hoarding, or on any wall, fence, gate or other place any
advertisement that is not placed on or upon or affixed to the
hoarding, wall, fence, gate or other place in a secure, neat, and
orderly manner.

8. Where any advertisement exhibited on any hoarding, or
on any wall, fence, gate or other place is defaced or is in an unsightly
or torn or detached condition, the owner of the hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, and, in his default, the person on whose behalf
the advertisement is exhibited, and, in his default, any person in
receipt of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, shall, on receiving notice in writing to that
effect from the Council remove the advertisement within such time
as may be specified in the notice.

9. The owner of, and in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall, when
required by the Council, furnish the name and address of any person
on whose behalf any advertisement on the hoarding is exhibited.

10. No person shall exhibit except with the sanction of the
Council any advertisement within forty yards from any of the places
mentioned in the Second Schedule, so that the advertisement or
any hoarding on which the advertisement is exhibited may be seen
by any person in or on such places.

Name and
address of
owner to be
exhibited.

Advertisement
to be secure etc.

Removal of
advertisement.

Furnishing name
and address.

Places
mentioned in
Second
Schedule.

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11. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement at any street junction or curve in
such a manner or place as to obstruct the clear view of traffic.

12. No person shall exhibit any advertisement on any tree,
telephone post, telegraph pole or electric lighting pole so that the
advertisement is visible from any street.

13. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited any
advertisement on any wall, fence, gate or other place visible from
a street, other than advertisements permitted by section 5 of the
Act and a hoarding authorised for that purpose under these bye-
laws, without a permit in writing first obtained from the Council
by the owner of the wall, fence, gate or other place, allowing the
said wall, fence, gate or other place to be used for the exhibition of
advertisements.

Such permit may be in the form set out in the First Schedule and
shall be in counterfoil form.

14. Applications to the Council for the permits referred to in
bye-laws 3 and 13 shall be in the forms set out in the First Schedule.
Copies of these forms may be obtained at the City Engineer’s office.

15. These Bye-laws shall not apply to any advertisement on
any cart, carriage or other vehicle or to any advertisement on any
board, support or framework carried by any person.

16. These Bye-laws shall apply to the City of Port-of-Spain
as defined by the Municipal Corporations Act.

Obstructing
view of traffic.

Advertisement
not to be visible
from street.

Advertisement
must be with
permit.

First Schedule.

Application for
permit.
First Schedule.

Exemption.

Application of
Bye-laws.
Ch. 39 No. 1
(1950 Ed.).

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FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM OF PERMIT TO ERECT A HOARDING

Name of Applicant .......................................................................................................

Address of Applicant ...................................................................................................

Locality ........................................................................................................................

Name of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected .........................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Duration of Permit .......................................................................................................

Amount paid in fees (if any) ........................................................................................

Date ................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of City Engineer

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO USE A
WALL, FENCE, GATE OR OTHER PLACE FOR THE

EXHIBITION OF ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description of place .....................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Owner

Bye-law 3.

Bye-law 13.

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT
TO ERECT A HOARDING

Locality in which Hoarding is intended to be erected ..................................................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Size of Hoarding ..........................................................................................................

Period applied for ........................................................................................................

Signature of owner of Hoarding ..................................................................................

Signature of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected ....................

FORM OF PERMIT TO USE A WALL, FENCE, GATE OR
OTHER PLACE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF

ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description of place .....................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of City Engineer

SECOND SCHEDULE

Queen’s Park Savannah.
Princes Building.
Memorial Gardens.
King George V Park.
All Public Squares in the City of Port-of-Spain.
Lapeyrouse and Woodbrook Cemeteries.
Any Children’s Playground established by the City Council.

Bye-law 14.

Bye-law 14.

Bye-law 10.

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ARIMA ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS BYE-LAWS

ARRANGEMENT OF BYE-LAWS

BYE-LAW

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Permit.
4. Distance.
5. Maintenance of hoarding.
6. Name and address of owner to be exhibited.
7. Advertisement to be secure, etc.
8. Removal of advertisement.
9. Furnishing name and address.

10. Places mentioned in Second Schedule.
11. Obstructing view of traffic.
12. Advertisement not to be visible from street.
13. Advertisement must be with permit.
14. Application for permit.
15. Exemption.
16. Application of Bye-laws.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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ARIMA ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS BYE-LAWS

made under section 6

1. These Bye-laws may be cited as the Arima Advertisements
and Hoardings Bye-laws.

2. In these Bye-laws—
“advertisement” includes any notice, bill, placard, poster, and

similar publication;
“the Council” means the Borough Council of Arima;
“hoarding” includes any structure used as an advertisement or

used for exhibiting any advertisement;
“street” includes any highway, and any public bridge, road, lane,

footway, square, recreation ground, court, alley, or passage,
whether a throughfare or not.

3. No person shall erect a hoarding without a permit in writing
first obtained from the Council. The permit may be in the form set
out in the First Schedule and shall be in counterfoil form. If required
by the Council the applicant shall submit complete plans and
sections of the hoarding. Such plans and sections shall be sufficient
to show the construction and location of the hoarding with regard
to the adjacent street and houses, if any, and be accompanied by a
statement of the height of the hoarding and of the materials of
which it is to be constructed.

4. No person shall erect a hoarding so that any portion of it is
at a less distance from any street than may be prescribed by the
Council in each case.

5. The owner of, and, in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall maintain
such hoarding in a proper state of repair and security to the
satisfaction of the Council, failing which the Council may remove
the hoarding at the expense of the owner, and in his default, of any
person in receipt of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding.
The removal by the Council of the hoarding shall not relieve the
owner from any of the penalties provided for under the Act.

27.10.32.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Permit.

First Schedule.

Distance.

Maintenance of
hoarding.

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6. The owner of every hoarding shall exhibit and keep
exhibited his name and address in a conspicuous position on the
front thereof and in such character as to be clearly legible. Written
notice of any change of such ownership shall be given to the
Council by the new owner within thirty days.

7. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited on any
hoarding, or on any wall, fence, gate or other place any
advertisement that is not placed on or upon or affixed to such
hoarding, wall, fence, gate or other place in a secure, neat and
orderly manner.

8. Where any advertisement exhibited on any hoarding, or
on any wall, fence, gate or other place is defaced or is in an unsightly
or torn or detached condition, the owner of the hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, and, in his default, the person on whose behalf
the advertisement is exhibited, and, in his default, any person in
receipt of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding, wall,
fence, gate or place, shall on receiving notice in writing to that
effect from the Council, remove the advertisement within such
time as may be specified in the notice.

9. The owner of, and in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall, when
required by the Council, furnish the name and address of any person
on whose behalf any advertisement on the hoarding is exhibited.

10. No person shall exhibit except with the sanction of the
Council any advertisement within forty yards from any of the places
mentioned in the Second Schedule so that the advertisement or
any hoarding on which the advertisement is exhibited may be seen
by any person in or on such places.

11. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement at any street junction or curve in
such manner or place as to obstruct the clear view of traffic.

Name and
address of
owner to be
exhibited.

Advertisement
to be secure, etc.

Removal of
advertisement.

Furnishing name
and address.

Places
mentioned in
Second
Schedule.

Obstructing
view of traffic.

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12. No person shall exhibit any advertisement on any tree,
telephone post, telegraph pole or electric lighting pole so that the
advertisement is visible from any street.

13. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited any
advertisement on any wall, fence, gate or other place visible from
a street, other than advertisements permitted by section 5 of the
Act and a hoarding authorised for that purpose under these Bye-
laws, without a permit in writing first obtained from the Council
by the owner of the wall, fence, gate or other place allowing the
said wall, fence, gate or other place to be used for the exhibition of
advertisements.

Such permit may be in the form set out in the First Schedule and
shall be in counterfoil form.

14. Applications to the Council for the permits referred to in
bye-laws 3 and 13 shall be in the forms set out in the First Schedule.
Copies of these forms may be obtained at the Town Hall.

15. These Bye-laws shall not apply to any advertisement on
any cart, carriage or other vehicle or to any advertisement on any
board, support or framework carried by any person.

16. These Bye-laws shall apply, to the Borough of Arima as
defined in the Municipal Corporations Act.

Advertisement
not to be visible
from street.

Advertisement
must be with
permit.

First Schedule.

Application for
permit.
First Schedule.

Exemption.

Application of
Bye-laws.
Ch. 25:04.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM OF PERMIT TO ERECT A HOARDING

Name of Applicant ...........................................................................................

Address of Applicant .......................................................................................

Locality ............................................................................................................

Name of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected .............

Description of Hoarding ..................................................................................

Duration of Permit ...........................................................................................

Amount paid in fees (if any) ............................................................................

Date ........................................
.......................................................................

Signature of Town Clerk

FORM OF PERMIT TO USE A WALL, FENCE, GATE OR
OTHER PLACE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF

ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description ..................................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Town Clerk

Bye-law 3.

Bye-law 3.

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT
TO ERECT A HOARDING

Locality in which Hoarding is intended to be erected ..................................................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Size of Hoardlng ..........................................................................................................

Period applied for ........................................................................................................

Signature of owner of Hoarding ..................................................................................

Signature of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected ....................

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO USE A
WALL, FENCE, GATE OR OTHER PLACE FOR THE

EXHIBITION OF ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate or other place ......................................................

Description of place .....................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Owner

SECOND SCHEDULE

Arima Savannah.
Arima Market.
Harris Square.
All Cemeteries in the Borough of Arima.

Bye-law 14.

Bye-law 10.

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SAN FERNANDO ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS
BYE-LAWS

ARRANGEMENT OF BYE-LAWS

BYE-LAW

1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Permit.
4. Distance.
5. Maintenance of hoarding.
6. Name and address of owner to be exhibited.
7. Advertisement to be secure, etc.
8. Removal of advertisement.
9. Furnishing name and address.

10. Places mentioned in Second Schedule.
11. Obstructing view of traffic.
12. Advertisement not to be visible from street.
13. Advertisement must be with permit.
14. Application for permit.
15. Exemption.
16. Application of Bye-laws.

FIRST SCHEDULE.
SECOND SCHEDULE.

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SAN FERNANDO ADVERTISEMENTS AND HOARDINGS
BYE-LAWS

made under section 6

1. These Bye-laws may be cited as the San Fernando
Advertisements and Hoardings Bye-laws.

2. In these Bye-laws—
“advertisement” includes any notice, bill, placard, poster, and

similar publication;
“the Council” means the San Fernando Borough Council;
“hoarding” includes any structure used as an advertisement or

used for exhibiting any advertisement;
“street” includes any highway, and any public bridge, road, lane,

footway, square, children’s playground, court, alley, or
passage, whether a thoroughfare or not.

3. No person shall erect a hoarding without a permit in writing
first obtained from the Council. Such permit may be in the form
set out in the First Schedule and shall be in counterfoil form. If
required by the Council the applicant shall submit complete plans
and sections of the hoarding. Such plans and sections shall be
sufficient to show the construction and location of the hoarding
with regard to the adjacent street and houses, if any, and be
accompanied by a statement of the height of the hoarding and of
the materials of which it is to be constructed.

4. No person shall erect a hoarding so that any portion of it is
at a less distance from any street than may be prescribed by the
Council in each case.

5. The owner of, and, in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the. use of any hoarding shall maintain the
hoarding in a proper state of repair and security to the satisfaction of
the Council, failing which the Council may remove the hoarding at
the expense of the owner, and, in his default, of any person in receipt

27.10.32.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Permit.

First Schedule.

Distance.

Maintenance of
hoarding.

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of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding. The removal by
the Council of the hoarding shall not relieve the owner from any of
the penalties provided for under the Act.

6. The owner of every hoarding shall exhibit and keep
exhibited his name and address in a conspicuous position on the
front thereof and in such character as to be clearly legible. Written
notice of any change of such ownership shall be given to the
Council by the new owner within thirty days.

7. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited on any
hoarding, or on any wall, fence, gate or other place any
advertisement that is not placed on or upon or, affixed to the
hoarding, wall, fence, gate or other place in a secure, neat, and
orderly manner.

8. Where any advertisement exhibited on any hoarding, or
on any wall, fence, gate, or other place is defaced or is in an
unsightly or torn or detached condition, the owner of the hoarding,
wall, fence, gate, or place, and, in his default, the person on whose
behalf the advertisement is exhibited, and, in his default, any person
in receipt of any rents or profits from the use of the hoarding, wall,
fence gate, or place, shall, on receiving notice in writing to that
effect from the Council remove the advertisement within such time
as may be specified in the notice.

9. The owner of, and in his default, any person in receipt of
any rents or profits from the use of any hoarding shall, when
required by the Council, furnish the name and address of any person
on whose behalf any advertisement on the hoarding is exhibited.

10. No person shall exhibit except with the sanction of the
Council any advertisement within forty yards from any of the places
mentioned in the Second Schedule, so that the advertisement or
any hoarding on which the advertisement is exhibited may be seen
by any person in or on such places.

Name and
address of
owner to be
exhibited.

Advertisement
to be secure, etc.

Removal of
advertisement.

Furnishing name
and address.

Places
mentioned in
Second
Schedule.

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11. No person shall erect any hoarding or exhibit or cause to
be exhibited any advertisement at any street junction or curve in
such a manner or place as to obstruct the clear view of traffic.

12. No person shall exhibit any advertisement on any tree,
telephone post, telegraph pole or electric lighting pole so that the
advertisement is visible from any street.

13. No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited any
advertisement on any wall, fence, gate or other place visible from
a street, other than advertisements permitted by section 5 of the
Act and a hoarding authorised for that purpose under these Bye-
laws, without a permit in writing first obtained from the Council
by the owner of the wall, fence, gate or other place, allowing the
said wall, fence, gate or other place to be used for the exhibition of
advertisements.

Such permit may be in the form set out in the First Schedule and
shall be in counterfoil form.

14. Applications to the Council for the permits referred to in
bye-laws 3 and 13 shall be in the forms set out in the First
Schedule. Copies of these forms may be obtained at the Town
Engineer’s Office.

15. These Bye-laws shall not apply to any advertisement on
any cart, carriage or other vehicle, or to any advertisement on any
board, support or framework carried by any person.

16. These Bye-laws shall apply to the City of San Fernando
as defined by the Municipal Corporations Act.

Obstructing
view of traffic.

Advertisement
not to be visible
from street.

Advertisement
must be with
permit.

First Schedule.

Application for
permit.
First Schedule.

Exemption.

Application of
Bye-laws.
Ch. 25:04.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM OF PERMIT TO ERECT A HOARDING

Name of Applicant .......................................................................................................

Address of Applicant ...................................................................................................

Locality ........................................................................................................................

Name of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected .........................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Duration of Permit .......................................................................................................

Amount paid in fees if any) .........................................................................................

Date ...................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Town Engineer

FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO USE A
WALL, FENCE, GATE OR OTHER PLACE FOR THE

EXHIBITION OF ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate, or other place .....................................................

Description of place .....................................................................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Owner

Bye-law 13.

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO
ERECT A HOARDING

Locality in which Hoarding is intended to be erected ..................................................

Description of Hoarding ..............................................................................................

Size of Hoarding ..........................................................................................................

Period applied for ........................................................................................................

Signature of owner of Hoarding ..................................................................................

Signature of owner of land on which Hoarding is intended to be erected ....................

FORM OF PERMIT TO USE A WALL, FENCE, GATE OR
OTHER PLACE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF

ADVERTISEMENTS

Name of owner of wall, fence, gate, or other place .....................................................

Situation .......................................................................................................................

Period ...........................................................................................................................

.......................................................................
Signature of Town Engineer

SECOND SCHEDULE

Harris Promenade.
Paradise Pasture.
The Green between Freeling and Irving Streets.
Paradise Cemetery.
Coffee Street West from Carib Street.
Carib Street.
Circular Road. Royal Road.
Pointe-a-Pierre Road from St. James Street to the Northern boundary of the Town.

Bye-law 14.

Bye-law 14.

Bye-law 10.

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