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Signboard Licenses

Updated: Feb 8



Signboard Licenses


Here is an overview of signboard licenses in Malaysia:


What is a Signboard License


A signboard license is a permit issued by the local authorities in Malaysia that allows you to legally display a signboard for your business. It is a requirement for all businesses in Malaysia, and operating without one can result in a fine of up to RM30,000.


Who Issues Signboard Licenses


Signboard licenses are issued by the local council in the area where your business is located. For example, if your business is located in Kuala Lumpur, your signboard license would be issued by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).


How to Apply for a Signboard License


The process for applying for a signboard license can vary depending on the local council, but it generally involves the following steps:


  1. Submit an application form to the local council.

  2. Pay the application fee.

  3. Submit the required supporting documents, such as a copy of your business registration certificate and a copy of your tenancy agreement.

  4. Have your signboard inspected by the local council.

  5. Once your application is approved, you will be issued a signboard license.


Signboard Design Guidelines


There are also specific design guidelines that your signboard must adhere to in order to be approved. These guidelines vary depending on the local council, but they generally cover things like the size, color, and content of your signboard.


Renewal of Signboard Licenses


Signboard licenses are typically valid for one year and must be renewed annually.


How Bestar can Help


Here's what Bestar is able to help with signboard licenses in Malaysia based on the general steps involved:


Application Process:


  • Form completion and submission: Bestar assists with filling out the application form accurately and ensuring all required information is included.

  • Fee payment: We handle the payment of application fees to the relevant local council.

  • Document gathering and submission: We help gather necessary supporting documents like business registration certificates and tenancy agreements.

Compliance and Regulations:


  • Design guideline adherence: Bestar has knowledge of specific design guidelines for your area and advise on ensuring your signboard complies.

  • License renewal reminders: We set up reminders for annual license renewals and handle the renewal process for you.


Additional Services:


  • Liaison with authorities: Bestar has experience liaising with local councils on your behalf, clarifying any doubts or requirements.

  • Professional compliance guidance: We provide general professional advice related to signboard regulations and potential fines for non-compliance.


Our role is to assist you with the application process, ensure compliance, and offer additional advisory services.


For the most accurate and up-to-date information, contact Bestar and inquire about our specific services related to signboard licenses in Malaysia. We can clarify our fees based on your specific needs and location.


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