Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law No. 2005 - 439

This consolidation of By-law Number 2005-439 is provided for reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this consolidation up to and including the last amending by-law. For legal requirements, please refer to copies of the official amending by-laws, which are available upon request from the City Clerk and Solicitor Department.

A by-law of the City of Ottawa regulating permanent signs on private property.

The Council of the City of Ottawa enacts as follows: 

PART 1 - DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
DEFINITIONS
1. In this by-law:

"abut" means touching at more than just a point and "abutting" has a corresponding meaning; (adjacent, attenant, contigu)

"access" means a way of ingress or egress to or from a street, and includes a private road, a driveway and any other private way; (accès)

"accessory" means a use that normally, naturally and customarily subordinate and incidental to a principal use and an integral part of the normal operation of that principal use; (accessoire)

advertising sign" means a device or object erected or intended to be erected or located attached to any property to attract attention to any business, product, activity, service or facility; (enseigne publicitaire)

"agent" means a person designated by another person to act on his or her behalf; (représentant)

"alteration" means any change to the sign structure or the sign face but does not include maintenance or a change in the message, and "altered" and "altering" have a corresponding meaning; (modification)

"animated" in reference to a sign, means movement, motion or the appearance of motion by way of motion picture, streaming video, television, LED screens or any technology that would facilitate motion or the appearance of motion; (2008-218) (animé)

"apartment building" means a multiple unit residential building with more than four dwelling units in it; (immeuble d'habitation)

"applicant" means a person applying for a permanent sign permit or a sign encroachment permit under this by-law; (requérant)

"awning" means a retractable roof-like structure that projects from the exterior wall of a building over a window or door and provides shade or other protection from the elements; (banne)

"awning sign" means an awning that is or functions as a sign; (enseigne sur banne)

"banner sign" means a sign made of vinyl, canvas, polyethylene, or other non-rigid material, supported from the exterior wall of the building or structure to which it is attached and continuously mounted under tension so as to reasonably deter deformation for a period greater than 120 days; (2014-248) (bannière)

"bed and breakfast" means a private residence that is operated to provide the traveling public with sleeping accommodation and other connected services and facilities within the occupant's dwelling unit; (gite touristique)

"billboard sign" means a large, outdoor, off-premises advertising sign that is mounted on a wall or on the ground, but does not include a digital billboard sign; (2014-248) (panneau d'affichage)

"building" means anything that houses, accommodates or serves a use or an accessory use, and includes a trailer and a vehicle when so used, whether or not the trailer or vehicle is connected to municipal services; (bàtiment)

"building canopy" means a permanent roof-like structure that: is an architectural component of a building regulated by the building code, is located at the entrance of a building, extends over a walkway or roadway, and protects pedestrians entering or leaving the building from the elements; (auvent de bàtiment)

"building code" means the Building Code Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, Chap. 23 the Regulations made under the Act, and a by-law enacted by Council under the Act, all as amended or re-enacted from time to time; (code du bàtiment)

"canopy" means a non-retractable structure that is not supported from the ground but, instead is attached to and supported from the exterior wall of the building to which it is attached; (auvent)

"canopy sign" means a canopy that is or functions as a sign; (enseigne sur auvent)

"City" means the municipal corporation of the City of Ottawa or the geographic area of the City of Ottawa, as the context requires; (ville, Ville, Ville d'Ottawa)

"City property" means any land or building owned by the City other than a street; (propriété de la Ville)

"Condominium" means a corporation comprised of a residential complex in which dwellings are owned individually while land and common elements are held in joint ownership with others, and which is governed by the Condominium Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, C. 19; (2015-38) (copropriété)

"Co-operative" means a legally-constituted enterprise carrying on the operation of providing residential housing on a co-operative basis, as defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C-35; (2015-38) (cooperative)

"Council" means the Council of the City of Ottawa; (conseil)

"curb" means a concrete or asphalt edge or border of a roadway; (bordure)

"development" means any use of land for any purposes, and includes re-development; and "develop", developing", "re-develop", in front of developing" and "re-developing" has a corresponding meaning; (aménagement)

"development sign" means an on-premises sign that includes information relating to a new subdivision, development or the construction or renovation of a building or structure; (2008-218) (enseigne d'aménagement)

"digital billboard sign" means a large, outdoor, off-premises advertising ground sign that displays information or images on a digital or electronic screen; (2014-248) (panneau d'affichage numérique)

"directional farm sign" means an off-premises ground sign that provides directions to a registered farm or the farm-related products or services offered by the registered farm or directions to a farmers' market and the products offered at the site of the farmers' market; (2006-301) (signe directionnelle de ferme)

"directional sign" means an off-premises sign providing directions to a specific destination that is unfamiliar to the motoring public by way of a directional arrow on the sign face, and may contain other information as specified (or permitted) herein; (2008-218) (panneau directionnelle)

"directional development sign" means an off-premises sign providing directions to a new subdivision or development by way a directional arrow on the sign face, and a directional development sign may contain

      1. the development name or developer name or builder name, (2008-218)
      2.  the developer logo, and (2008-218)
      3. distance to the development; (2008-218) (panneau indiquant la direction)

"Director" means the person in the office of the Director of Building Services in the Planning and Growth Management Department; (directeur)

"Director of By-law Services" means the person in the office of the Chief of By-law and Regulatory Services in the Emergency and Protective Services Department of the City of Ottawa or authorized subordinates or assistants; (2012-401) (directeur des Services des règlements municipaux)

"district" means one or more of the five administrative districts established in Part 2 of this by-law, and "sign district" has a corresponding meaning; (district)

"double-faced sign" means a sign that has two sign faces of equal area and identical proportions where the sign faces are placed opposite each other in such a manner that the inside angle between the backs of the sign faces does not exceed 45 degrees; (enseigne àdeux faces)

"drive-thru sign" means an information sign containing specific pre-menu or menu sign containing pre-menu information may include a pre-menu video sign; (2006-255) (enseigne de service au volant)

"driveway" means a private way used for vehicular access from a street, and includes a right-of-way or any land used to access other land; (entrée du cour)

"dwell time" means the time period that the electronic display area remains static; (2014-50) (période de maintien)

"electronic message centre" means an on-premise advertising or information sign that is designed to have the alpha numeric characters or images that it displays changed by use of automatic or electronic methods, which may include digital light emitting diode technology; (2014-50) (afficheur à message électronique)

"encroachment permit" means a permit issued under this by-law as an endorsement on the sign permit, authorizing a sign to project from private property on or over a street; (permis d'empiétement)

"entrance" in reference to a building, means an exterior entrance that provides immediate and direct access from the outside of a building to the inside of a building and includes an exit serving the same or a corresponding function; (entrée)

"erect" means the constructing, erecting, placing, locating, relocating or altering of a sign or part thereof; and includes the painting of a mural sign and the posting of notices, and "erected" and "erection" and "paint" and "painted" have a corresponding meaning; (installer)

"existing" means existing as of the date of the enactment of the provision that contains the word "existing"; (existant, actuel, en vigueur)

"farm sign," means a sign that: is erected on premises that is zoned agricultural, general rural or rural industrial in the applicable zoning by-law; and advertises or identifies the name of a farm or the farm related products or services offered on the premises or types of crops grown on the premises; (enseigne de ferme)

"farmers' market" means a permitted, seasonal, multi-vendor operation at a fixed location selling agricultural, food and arts and crafts products including home-grown-produce, home-made crafts and value-added products where the vendors are the primary producers; (2006-301) (marché de producteurs")

"frontage" means the portion of a lot face fronting on a highway, but not on a lane or alleyway; (façade de terrain)

"fuel price sign" means an on-premises sign that displays the current price of fuel only, is designed to have the message that is displayed change from time to time and that change can be made manually or automatically; (2010-31) (2014-50) (enseigne affichant le prix de l'essence)

"gasoline pump island sign" means a sign that is located on or over a single gasoline pump island; (enseigne d'ilot de distribution d'essence)

"General Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department" means the person in the office of the General Manager of the Planning and Growth Management Department of the City, or an authorized designate; (2012-431) (directeur général, urbanisme et gestion de la croissance)

"grade" means the average surface elevation of the ground adjoining any building or sign, exclusive of any berm or mound of earth created solely for the purpose of increasing the elevation of the ground at the base of the sign; (niveau du sol)

"ground sign" means a sign that is affixed to the ground by a self-supporting structure that includes a permanent foundation below grade or above grade; (enseigne fixée au sol)

"heritage reference list" means the Heritage Reference List compiled by the City of Ottawa pursuant to the urban design policies of the official plan; (liste de reference des biens à valeur patrimoniale)

"highway" means a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines thereof; (voie publique)

"high-rise apartment building" means an apartment building that is over four storeys above grade; (tour d'habitation)

"identification sign" means a sign that is designed, used or intended to identify a place or business that is on the premises upon which the sign is located; (panneau d'identification)

"illuminated" means lighting of the sign by artificial means and "illumination have a corresponding meaning: (lumineuse)

"information sign" means a sign that provides information about the occupants of the building or premises upon which the sign is located; or directions that relate directly to a building or premises to the persons using that building or premises; (panneau indicateur)

"institutional use" means a community centre, community college, correctional facility, emergency service, hospital, park, place of worship, recreational and athletic facility, residential care facility, school, university or other such public agency; (2012-029) (utilisation institutionnelle)

"institutional zone" has the same meaning as in the zoning by-law; (zone d'institutions)

"intermittent illumination" means illumination that is capable of variation in intensity at periodic intervals; (éclairage intermittent)

"land" includes land under water; (bien-fonds)

"Lansdowne Park" means, for the purposes of this by-law, the lands described in Schedule B and includes the buildings and structures located on the lands; (2012-431) (parc Lansdowne)

"Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan" means the Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan approved by Council of the City of Ottawa on June 27, 2012, as referenced in Planning Committee Report 32A, Item 5, and on October 10, 2012, as referenced in the Finance and Economic Development Committee Report 25, Item 7, and as may be amended by Council from time to time, and is declared to form part of this by-law; (2012-431) (signalisation et carte de localisation de Lansdowne)

"lightshed setback" means a cone-shaped area of visual impact that establishes the setback from a digital billboard sign; (2012-401) (retrait d'éclairage)

"logo sign" means a wall sign located at the uppermost storey of a building and constituting an identification sign that is an emblem, badge, symbol or other identifying mark, and used solely to identify a particular building or premises; or to identify a particular occupant of a particular building or premises; (enseigne de symbole social)

"lot" means all contiguous land under one ownership; (lot)

"maintenance" includes the replacement of the component parts of a sign structure by identical components parts; (entretien)

"manual message centre" means an on-premise advertising or information sign that is designed to have the alphanumeric characters it displays changed by using manual methods; (2014-50) (afficheur à message manuel)

"marquee sign" means a wall-mounted identification sign over the entrance to a theatre that incorporates a manual message centre sign or an electronic message centre; (2014-50) (enseigne d'une marquise)

"message" means any visual communication whether in words, symbols, or any other visual form that conveys meaning; (message)

"multi-faced sign" means a sign that has three or more sign faces; (enseigne multifaces)

"multi-sided" in respect of a sign, means a sign that has three or more sign faces; (polygonale)

"municipal" means the City of Ottawa; (municipal)

"mural sign" means an on-premises or off-premises sign that is an expression of public art painted directly on the exterior of a building or on a backing that is affixed to the building and that has the consent of the property owner; (2008-218) (enseigne murale)

now", "next", "heretofore" and "hereafter" refer to the date of the enactment of the provision containing that word; (désormais, ensuite, jusqu'ici, après)

"non-conforming sign" means a permanent sign that was lawfully erected before the coming into effect of this by-law; (enseigne non conforme)

"Officer" means a person appointed by the Council of the City of Ottawa to enforce the provisions of this by-law and who may be referred to as an "Inspector" or "Officer"; (agent)

"official plan" means the official plan of the City of Ottawa; (plan official)

"official sign" means a sign erected by a public body under the auspices or authority of a statute, by-law or regulation; (enseigne officielle)

"off-premises sign" means a permanent sign that directs attention to a business, commodity, service or entertainment that is conducted, sold or offered elsewhere than on the premises on which the sign is located; (enseigne hors lieux)

"old municipality" means the former municipalities of the City of Cumberland, the City of Gloucester, the Township of Goulbourn, the City of Kanata, the City of Nepean, the City of Ottawa, the Township of Rideau, the Township of West Carleton, Township of Osgoode, the Village of Rockcliffe Park and the City of Vanier and "old municipalities" has a corresponding meaning; (ancienne municipalité)

"on-premises sign" means a permanent sign identifying or advertising a business, person, activity, goods, products or services located on the premises where the sign is located and maintained; (enseigne sur les lieux)

"owner", in respect of the sign, means any person described on the sign, or whose name and address or telephone number appears on the sign, or who manufactured, supplied or installed the sign, or who is in lawful control of the sign, or who benefits from the message on the sign, or the owner or tenant of the property upon which the sign is situated, and for the purposes of this by-law there may be more than one sign owner; (propriétaire)

"parapet wall" means a vertical wall section as a component part of the building structure that extends above a building roofline; (2008-218) (parapet)

"permit" means a permit, other than an encroachment permit, issued under this by-law and includes a renewal thereof; and "sign permit" has a corresponding meaning; (permis)

"permit holder" means a person who has obtained a permanent sign permit or a sign encroachment permit; (détenteur de permis)

"permanent sign" means a sign that is installed, applied, or affixed to any building or structure and includes a ground sign, wall sign, logo sign, awning sign, banner sign, canopy sign, projecting sign, mural sign, digital billboard sign, billboard sign, street ad sign, development sign, directional development sign, directional farm sign, and rural business/industrial park directional sign; (2014-248) (enseigne permanente)

"person" means an individual, association, firm, partnership, incorporated company, corporation, agent or trustee, and the heirs, executor or other legal representatives of a person and for the purposes of this by-law includes an owner, or any person in temporary possession of the property; (personne)

"pre-menu video sign" means a pre-menu drive-thru sign that contains an electronic screen displaying moving video images providing information on the menu or other activities associated with a drive-thru service and it may contain public service messages; (2006-255) (enseigne pré-menu avec écran vidéo)

"projecting sign" means a sign that projects on the perpendicular from the surface to which it is attached; (enseigne en saillie)

"premises" means specific property, and includes all buildings and necessary structures thereon; (lieux)

"private property" means property under private ownership; (propriété privée)

"property" means a building or structure or part of a building or structure, and includes the lands and premises appurtenant thereto and all mobile homes, mobile buildings, mobile structures, outbuildings, fences and erections thereon whether heretofore or hereafter erected, and includes vacant property; (propriété)

"public" means equally open and available to all and does not, necessarily, denote ownership; (public)

"public utility" means a board, commission, or corporation including the City that owns or operates a public service; (service public)

"radius setback" means a 360 degree circular setback around a billboard sign, with the size of the setback area determined by the length of the radius of the circle; (2012-412) (rayon de retrait)

"registered farm" means farming business that has obtained a farm business registration number pursuant to the provisions of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c. 21, as amended; (2006-301) (ferme inscrite)

"relocating" includes any re-orienting or repositioning of a sign structure; (réinstaller)

"residential zone" has the same meaning as in the zoning by-law; (zone résidentielle)

"reversed" in respect of illumination, means illumination only through the lettering or graphics of an opaque sign face; (inversé)

"roadway" means the part of the highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder, and where a highway includes two or more separate roadways, refers to any one roadway separately and not all of the roadways collectively; and "road" has a corresponding meaning; (chaussée)

"roofline" means the uppermost point of the wall of a building where the wall and the roof meet and, for calculation purposes, the permitted sign area calculation is based on the first storey, second storey or top storey but excludes the parapet wall; (2008-218) (ligne de toiture)

"roof sign" means a sign that is in any way supported by or affixed to the main roof of the building, and for the purposes of this definition, a roof does not include flat structures over entrances and structures deemed to be a building architectural feature and the top of a sign located on the flat structure does not project above the main roof; (2008-218) (enseigne de toiture)

"rural business/industrial park" means a grouping of four or more commercial uses, or industrial uses, or both, but not including shopping centres, in a rural area on parcels of land under one or multiple ownership (2008-445); (parc industriel /d'affaires rural)

"rural business/industrial park directional sign" means an on-premises directional information ground sign that includes the name of the rural business park or industrial park and the business located in the park on the individual horizontal blades (2008-445); (entreprises rurales / parc industriel panneau directionnel)

"shopping centre" means a group of predominantly commercial and service occupancies permitted in a commercial shopping zone having a minimum gross leasable floor area of 5000 square metres and a minimum of ten (10) commercial occupancies designed, developed and managed as a unit, whether by a single owner, group of owners or tenants, acting in collaboration; (2008-218) (centre commercial)

"sidewalk" means those parts of a highway set aside for the use of pedestrians or used by the general public for the passage of pedestrians; (trottoir)

"sign" means any visual medium used to convey information by way of words, pictures, graphics, emblems or symbols, or any device used for the purpose of providing direction, information, identification, advertisement, business promotion or the promotion of a product, activity, service or idea; (enseigne)

"sign face" means that portion of the sign upon, against or through which the message of the sign is displayed, but does not include the sign structure; (face de l'enseigne)

"sign face area" means the total area of all sign faces on one sign structure; (surface de la face de l'enseigne)

"sign structure" means a structure that is constructed to support a sign face at ground level; (structure d'enseigne)
"storey" means a level of a building included between the surface of a floor and the ceiling or roof immediately above it; (étage)

"storey, first" means the storey that, has its floor at or nearest grade; and has its ceiling, or the roof immediately above the floor, if that is the case, at least 1.8 m above grade; (rez-de-chaussé)

"street" means a highway, road allowance or a lane, and includes the surface, grassed area, boulevard, ditch, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and any other structure constructed thereon by the City or with the City's approval; (rue)

"street ad sign" means an on-premises or off-premises permanent sign that is multi-sided, pedestrian-oriented and ground-mounted; (2008-218) (enseigne piblicitaire de rue)

"traffic control device" means a sign, traffic control signal or other device placed for the purpose of regulating or directing vehicular, pedestrian or other traffic within the highway and includes the utility pole, post or other supporting members, control boxes and other ancillary elements; (dispositive de signalisation)

"transition time" means the time it takes to change an electronic message; (2014-50) (période de transition)

"use" has the same meaning as in the zoning by-law ;( utilisation)

"village pedestrian directional sign" means an on-premises or off-premises directional information sign in the form of individual or multiple blades on a post with each blade identifying a business located in the immediate area (2008-445) ;(signe directionnel de village à piéton)

"visibility triangle" means the area within a triangle formed by measuring a prescribed distance along two specified intersecting lines and a third line joining the terminal points of the two measured lines; (triangle de visibilité)

"wall sign" means a sign that is flat to the wall to which it is attached and may include a painted wall sign or banner sign; (2014-248) (affiche murale)

"zone" means any zone established in the zoning by-laws of the City of Ottawa and includes all special exceptions to the zones and "zoned" has a corresponding meaning; (zone)

"Zoning By-law" means the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, being By-law No. 2008-250, as amended. (2014-248) (règlement de zonage)

INTERPRETATION
2. (1) This by-law includes the schedules annexed hereto and the schedules are declared to form part of this by-law and enact the regulation, the description or the map they contain.
  (2) The rules in this section apply to this by-law, unless a contrary intention is evident from the context.
  (3) The regulations set out in Part 6 - General Provisions apply in addition to the regulations set out in the district in which a sign is located.
  (4) Unless otherwise defined, the words and phrases used in this by-law have their normal and ordinary meaning.
  (5) Where a situation arises that is not covered by a specific regulation, or where two or more regulations are equally applicable, all provisions shall be complied with or, where it is not possible to comply with all the provisions applicable, the most restrictive provisions shall prevail.
  (6) This by-law is gender-neutral and, accordingly, any reference to one gender includes the other.
  (7) Words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.
  (8) The following abbreviations and symbols stand for the words respectively set forth opposite thereto as follows:
cm
m
mm
m2
%
- centimetre
- metre
- millimetre
- square metre
- per cent
  (9) It is declared that any section, subsection or part thereof be declared by any Court of Law to be bad, illegal or ultra virus, such section, subsection, part or parts shall be deemed to be severable and all parts hereof are declared to be separate and independent and enacted as such.
  (10) Headings are inserted for convenience of reference purposes only, form no part of this by-law and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of the provisions of this by-law.
  (11) For specific reference, the Zoning By-law is the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law No. 2008-250 entitled "City of Ottawa Zoning By-law regulating the use of all land, and the density, size, location and use of all buildings within the City of Ottawa", as amended (2014-248).
PART 2 - ADMINISTRATION
DIRECTOR
3. The Director is responsible for the administration and enforcement of this by-law.
SIGN DISTRICTS
4. For the purposes of administrating this by-law, the geographic area of the City is hereby divided into the five administrative sign districts set out in Table 1 through Table 5. (2008-218)
5. Reserved for Future Use. (2014-248)
6.

In this by-law "district" includes those parts of the City that are indicated on the zoning maps to the Zoning By-law, or as a sub-zone or exception zone to the primary zones referred to in Table 1 through Table 5 (2014-248).

TABLE 1 -SIGN DISTRICTS - DISTRICT 1
ZONING DESIGNATION
R1A-Z, R2A-Z, RR1-17, V1A-Q, V2A-E, R3EE 
R3C, R3D, R3E, R3H, R3I, R3K
R3R, R3S, R3T
EP, EP1, EP2, EP3
O1, O1C, DR, DR1-3
TABLE 2 - SIGN DISTRICTS - DISTRICT 2 (2014-248)
ZONING DESIGNATION

I1D, I1F, R3A-B, R3F-G, R3J, R3L-Q,

R3U-Z

O1A, O1D, O1G, O1I, O1K, O1L, O1M
O1N, O1O, O1P, O1Q, O1R
L3, V3A-I (2011-105)
R4A-ZZ, R5A-Z, R5AA, RM1-6, RI5-8
TABLE 3 - SIGN DISTRICTS - DISTRICT 3 (2014-248)
ZONING DESIGNATION
O1B, O1E, O1F, O1H, O1J, O1S
IP, IP1-12, TM, TM1-8, TM10-12,  RI1-4, T2, T2A-C, ME1
L1, L2, L2A-C, LC, LC1-8, RC5, RC10
I1, I1A-C, I1E, I2, I2A-E, L1A, L1B, VM1, VM2
TABLE 4 - SIGN DISTRICTS - DISTRICT 4 (2014-248)
ZONING DESIGNATION
MD, MD1-4, MC, MC1-16
AM, AM1-9, GM, GM1-29, T1,T1A-B
TD, TD1-3, TM4, VM4
IG, IG1-7,  IL, IL1-9, IH, IH1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 5 - SIGN DISTRICTS - DISTRICT 5 (2014-248)
ZONING DESIGNATION
AG , AG1-8
ME, ME2, ME3
VM, VM3, VM5-8, RU, RU1-4, TM9
MR, MR1
RC, RC1-4, RC6-9, RC11-12, RG, RG1-5, RH, RH1-5

 

CLASSES AND TYPES OF SIGNS
7. For the purposes of this by-law, signs are divided into one of the following four classes: (2011-105)
  (a) advertising sign,
  (b) identification sign,  (2008-218)
  (c) information sign, and (2008-218)
  (d) directional/development sign.  (2008-218) (2011-105)
8. The sign classes referred to in Section 7 are further divided into the following sign types:
  (a) canopy sign;
  (b) ground sign;
  (c) projecting sign;
  (d) wall sign;
  (e) billboard sign;
  (f) street ad sign,
  (g) development sign; (2008-218)
  (h) directional development sign; (2008-218)
  (i) directional farm sign; (2008-218)
  (j) rural business/industrial park directional sign; (2008-445)
  (k) village pedestrian directional sign; and (2008-445)
  (l) digital billboard sign. (2012-401)
9. (1) Any sign that is not,
    (a) one of the class of signs referred to in Section 7,
    (b) one of the sign types referred to in Section 8; and
    (c) permitted in one of the districts referred to in Table 1 through Table 5, is prohibited.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a permanent sign that is not,
    (a) one of the class of signs referred to in Section 7,
    (b) one of the sign types referred to in Section 8, and
    (c) permitted in one of the districts referred to in Table 1 through Table 5.
LAWFULLY EXISTING SIGNS
10. The by-law does not apply to a sign that was lawfully erected or displayed on the day the by-law comes into force if the sign is not substantially altered, and the maintenance and repair of the sign or a change in the message or contents displayed shall be deemed not in itself to constitute a substantial alteration.
11. Where a sign referred to in Section 10 is substantially altered, Section 10 no longer applies and that sign shall be brought into full conformity with this by-law.
12. Section 11 does not confer immunity with respect to the provisions of any other statute, by-law or regulation applicable to the sign in question.
PART 3 - PERMITS
13. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any permanent sign on private property in the City of Ottawa without first having obtained a permit for the sign.
14. Every applicant for a sign permit shall complete a sign permit application, containing but not limited to the matters in Schedule "A", submit all necessary plans and drawings and pay all applicable fees.
15. (1) The Director shall issue the permit referred to in Section 14 unless:
    (a) the sign contravenes this by-law or any other applicable law;
    (b) the erection of the sign contravenes,
      (i) this by-law,
      (ii) the building code, or
      (iii) any other applicable City by-law;
    (c) the application for the permit, including any plans, specifications, documents or other information required by the Director is incomplete; or
    (d) any fees are unpaid.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), before issuing a permit under this section, the Director may require the applicant to submit such plans, specifications, documents or other information as the Director determines is necessary to ascertain whether or not a permit may be issued and those plans, specifications, documents or other information may be different for different signs or classes of signs or types of signs different in respect of the same signs or classes of signs or types of signs used for different purposes.
16. The Director shall not process an application for a permit until the plans, specifications, documents and other information referred to in clause 15(1)(c) and subsection 15(2) and the fees referred to in clause 15(1)(d) have been received.
17. The Director may issue the permit:
    (a) with a term imposed by this by-law, or
    (b) with a term, provision, or restriction imposed by a Standing Committee of Council or by Council as a condition of granting a minor variance to this by-law, or
    (c) with a term, provision or restriction imposed by the Director as a condition of granting a minor variance to this By-law pursuant to delegated authority. (2012-029)
18. The Director may approve variations of up to 10% of the height, and sign face area regulations in this by-law where the following factors warrant a variation to the regulations:
    (a) physical impediments or obstructions;
    (b) topography;
    (c) site specific or secondary policy plans of the official plan;
    (d) sign visibility;
    (e) public safety; or
    (f) council approved urban design districts.
19. No person shall make a material change or cause a material change to be made to a plan, specification, document or other information filed in respect of an application for a permit without first notifying, filing the details with and obtaining the approval of the Director.
20. Despite clause 15(1)(b), the issuance of a permit under this by-law does not constitute a representation or assurance by the City that the sign in respect of which the permit is issued conforms to the building code or any other by-law of the City or any other applicable City by-law.
21. The plans, specifications, documents and other information submitted with an application under this by-law are the property of the City and, upon the permit applied for being used, become public information. . (2008-218)
WHEN PERMIT CAN BE REVOKED
22. (1) The Director shall revoke a permit issued under this by-law where,
    (a) the permit was issued in error;
    (b) the permit was issued on false, misleading, mistaken or incorrect information,
    (c) the permit holder requests in writing that the permit be revoked, or
    (d) the permit holder does not comply with conditions imposed from a minor variance approval. (2012-029)
  (2) The Director shall notify the permit holder of the revocation of the permit under clauses (1)(a) or (1)(b) and said notice may be given in the manner prescribed by Section 205.
PERMIT LAPSES
23. (1) A permit lapses and is null and void where,
    (a) the work authorized by the permit is not completed within six months of the date of the permit being issued; or
    (b) the business, product, activity or service to which identification sign relates ceases to operate or is no longer available at the premises upon which the sign is located.
  (2) No permit holder shall fail to remove the work that was commenced to erect the sign from the premises immediately after the permit has lapsed.
  (3) Every owner of a sign or part thereof that no longer advertises or identifies a bona fide business, product, activity or service on the premises shall ensure that the sign is removed within sixty days of the termination of such business, product, activity or service and the premises are reinstated to its original state.
APPLICATION LAPSES
24. (1) An application for a permit lapses six months after the date of filing unless the application is being diligently pursued or a permit has been issued.
  (2) Where an application for a permit lapses under subsection (1), the application fee is not refundable.
ENCROACHMENT PERMITS
25. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a permanent sign or any part of a permanent sign on or over a street in the City without first having obtained an encroachment permit. (2008-218)
  (2) An encroachment permit is a privilege to encroach upon a street and nothing in this by-law entitles any person, as of right, to an encroachment permit or to a renewal or to a transfer thereof.
26. (1) The Director may issue an encroachment permit authorizing a sign to project on or over a street to any person who meets the requirements of this by-law for such permit.
(2) Sections 14 to 21 apply, with all necessary modification, to the application and issuance of an encroachment permit.
  (2) Sections 14 to 21 apply, with all necessary modification, to the application and issuance of an encroachment permit.
  (3) The term of the encroachment permit is for one year or less and is deemed to have been issued on the first day of January in the year of issuance and shall expire on the thirty first day of December of that year. (2012-029)
27. (1) The Director may issue an encroachment permit subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as are set out by Council in approving a minor variance.
  (2) Subsection (1) includes a term, condition or restriction that limits the duration of an encroachment permit to a period of less than one year.
28. The Director may include the encroachment permit as an endorsement on the sign permit and no additional permit is required for the sign encroachment.
29. The holder of an encroachment permit shall pay an annual encroachment fee in the form of an encroachment permit renewal fee for the privilege of having a sign that projects on or over a street.
30. Any part of an unpaid encroachment fee is a debt due the City and may be recovered, (2008-218)
  (a) in any court of competent jurisdiction, or
  (b) by adding the cost to the tax roll and collecting the fee in the same manner as taxes.
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT RENEWALS
31. (1) An encroachment permit shall be renewed before its expiry, or the encroachment which that permit authorized shall be removed.
  (2) The encroachment permit referred to in subsection (1) is deemed to be renewed upon receipt by the Director of the required fee.
  (3) No person shall fail to remove a permanent sign from the premises immediately after the encroachment permit has expired.
32. Every encroachment that is renewed under subsection 31(2) is deemed,
  (a) to have been issued on the first day of January immediately following the expiration of the permit period that is renewed, and
  (b) to take effect immediately upon the expiration of the permit that is renewed.
33. (1) Where the renewal fee for an encroachment permit is received after January 1, Section 32 applies with all necessary modification to,
    (a) the renewal encroachment permit, and
    (b) an encroachment permit that includes a term, condition or restriction that limits the duration of that permit to a period of less than one year.
  (2) No reduction in the renewal fee is to be given for,
    (a) a renewal encroachment permit that is renewed after January 1, or
    (b) a renewal of an encroachment permit that is renewed for a period of less than a year.
34. (1) Where a sign for which an encroachment permit has been issued changes ownership, both
    (a) the former owner of the sign, and
    (b) the new owner of the sign, shall notify the Director of the change in ownership within thirty days of that change taking place.
  (2) No owner of a permanent sign shall fail to notify the Director of the change of ownership of the sign within thirty days of the change in ownership of the sign.
35. When a sign changes ownership, the new owner of the sign shall comply with the provisions of this by-law as if he or she was an original applicant.
36. Despite any other provision of this by-law, the issuance of an encroachment permit does not constitute a representation or assurance by the City that the sign in respect of which an encroachment permit is issued conforms to the building code or any other by-law of the City any other applicable City by-law. (2008-218)
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT CANCELLATION
37. (1) The City may, at any time, cancel an encroachment permit and the Director shall give the permit holder 60 days notice of same and, thereupon, the permit holder shall, at his or her own expense, remove the encroachment from the street.
  (2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) may be given by prepaid registered mail sent to the last address for the permit holder contained in the records of the Director, or by a notice posted prominently on the sign that encroaches or on the land upon which that sign is primarily located.
  (3) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be deemed to have been received by the permit holder five days after the date of the mailing or upon the posting of the notice.
38. (1) Where the sign overhanging the street is not removed from overhanging the street the Director may, not sooner than 61 days after the mailing or posting of the notice, have the encroachment removed from overhanging the street at the expense of the permit holder.
  (2) Where the Director has a sign overhanging the street removed from overhanging the street under subsection (1), the cost of doing so may be recovered in the manner provided for in Section 213.
39. Despite the cancellation or non-renewal of an encroachment permit, the fee in respect the encroachment continues to accrue as a debt to the City until the encroachment is removed from the street. (2008-218)
PART 4 - MINOR VARIANCES
MINOR VARIANCE
40. (1) Despite any other provision of this by-law, upon application of any person affected, the Director may authorize with respect to the following areas such minor variance from the provisions of this by-law that in the opinion of the Director maintains the general intent and purpose of the by-law: (2009-391 (a) to (f))
    (a) sign type;
    (b) sign face area;
    (c) manual message centre, electronic message centre, or gas price area and electronic message centre standards; (2014-50)
    (d) sign height;
    (e) set-back; and
    (f) illumination.
  (2) In considering an application for a minor variance, the Director shall have regard for: (2009-391 (a) to (j))
    (a) design guidelines for signs set out in the secondary plans and site-specific policies of the Official Plan;
    (b) physical impediments or obstructions;
    (c) topography;
    (d) sign visibility;
    (e) public safety;
    (f) Council-approved urban design districts;
    (g) potential impacts on existing adjacent land use;
    (h) Heritage Act objectives, if applicable;
    (i) the application of Ministry of Transportation sign regulations; and
    (j) whether the minor variance is desirable in the circumstances. (2009-391)
  (3) The Director shall not approve a minor variance where the Ward Councillor of the ward in which the sign is located does not approve of the minor variance, in which case the minor variance application shall be forwarded to the appropriate Standing Committee of Council for determination. (2009-391)
  (4) The disposition of the minor variance application by the Director under subsection (1) or by a Standing Committee of Council under subsection (3), as the case may be, shall be final and binding. (2009-391)
  (5) The Director may impose a term, provision or restriction as a condition of granting a minor variance to this by-law that will be imposed upon the associated sign permit. (2012-029)
41. An application under Section 40 shall be:
  (a) filed with the Director, and
  (b) accompanied by
    (i) such plans, specifications, documents or other information as the Director may require,
    (ii) the full application fee, and
    (iii) any supporting documentation that the applicant considers appropriate.
42. (1) Where an application under Section 40 is incomplete, the Director may refuse to accept the application.
  (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), an application is incomplete where,
    (a) it is not in the form approved by the Director or a reasonable facsimile thereof; or
    (b) it is not accompanied by,
      (i) the full application fee for a minor variance; and
      (ii) such information as the applicant is required to provide under Section 41.
PART 5 - FEES, CHARGES & REFUNDS
43. The fees and charges associated with this by-law are as set out in Table 6 and Table 6A of Section 44. (2008-218)
44. In Table 6:
    (a) Column I sets out the type of application; and
    (b) Column II sets out the fee that shall accompany the application:
TABLE 6 - FEES AND CHARGES (2016-29)
I
TYPE OF APPLICATION
II
FEE
Sign Permit $360.00
Sign Permit – eportal $320.00
Sign Permit – electronic message centre  $510.00
Home-based business and Bed and Breakfast $200
Billboard Sign Permit $2,000.00
Digital Billboard Sign Permit $2,650.00
Street Ad Sign Permit $695.00
Encroachment Permit $300.00
Encroachment Permit Renewal $120.00
Sign Minor Variance Application $1,865.00
Digital Billboard Sign Minor Variance $2,650.00
Impound and Storage Fees    $165.00 per month
Directional Development Sign $360.00
44A. In Table 6A: (2008-218)
    (a) Column I sets out the fees that shall accompany the application; and (2008-218)
    (b) Columns II, III and IV set out the area of development. (2008-218) TABLE 6A - DEVELOPMENT SIGN PERMIT FEES (2008-218)
TABLE 6A - DEVELOPMENT SIGN PERMIT FEES (2016-29)
I
Fees
II
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT LESS THAN 1000M2
III
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 1000M2 TO 5000M2
IV
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 5000M2
Permit fee $360.00 $655.00 $1265.00
Annual permit renewal fee N/A N/A $1265.00
Annual renewal fee where changes to sign plan are less than 10% of the total sign face area. N/A N/A $360.00
WORK COMMENCED WITHOUT PERMIT
45. (1) Where work to erect a sign is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit authorizing that work, an additional administration fee of up to 50% of the permit fee shall be paid. (2009-48)
  (2) Where work to erect a sign is commenced under subsection (1) and requires relief from the bylaw in the form of a minor variance application, an additional administrative surcharge fee of 100% of the minor variance fee shall be paid. (2009-48)
REFUNDS
46. (1) An applicant may withdraw an application for a sign permit at any time prior to the issuance of the permit.
  (2) Where an applicant withdraws an application under subsection (1), he or she may be entitled to a refund of a portion of the permit fee up to 50 % of the fee.
  (3) The amount of a refund is based upon the time spent on the work done in each of the areas referred to.
47. Where a permit has been cancelled, whether at the request of the permit holder or for cause, no refund is payable.
48. Where an applicant withdraws a sign minor variance application or a digital billboard sign minor variance application, he or she may be entitled to a refund of 50 per cent of the fee, provided the notification to the public has not been prepared. (2014-248)
PART 6 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
PROHIBITED SIGNS
49. A permanent sign that is not specifically permitted by this by-law is prohibited.
50. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any permanent sign that is not specifically permitted by this by-law in the City. (2008-218)
51. Without limiting the generality of Sections 49 and 50, no person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any of the following permanent signs:
    (a) a roof sign;
    (b) a sign that is affixed to a shed, tree, pole, post, fence, another sign or any other structure if that sign is visible from either a street or a private road;
    (c) a sign that imitates, resembles or could reasonably be mistaken for a traffic control device or an official sign;
    (d) a sign that could obstruct the view or the visibility of,
      (i) vehicular or pedestrian traffic using or entering a street or railway crossing,
      (ii) a traffic control device, or
      (iii) an official sign;
    (e) a sign that is illuminated or animated in such a way that it constitutes a hazardous distraction for vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
    (f) a sign structure that could, in any manner, endanger a person or property;
    (g) a sign that interferes with electrical light, power or telephone wires;
    (h) a sign that obstructs a window, door or fire escape.
SIGN ENCROACHMENT PROHIBITED
52. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a permanent sign that is on or over a street.
  (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to:
    (a) an official sign, or
    (b) a sign in respect of which an encroachment permit authorizes the sign to be on or over a street.
MAINTENANCE OF SIGNS
53. Every owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the sign is maintained in a proper state of repair so that such sign does not become unsafe, structurally unsound, unsightly or dangerous.
54. Every owner of the premises on which a permanent sign that has been defaced, damaged, or destroyed is located shall immediately repair the sign to its original condition or remove it.
VISIBILITY TRIANGLES
55. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a permanent sign or a sign structure at a street corner within a visibility triangle formed by measuring 3 m along the lot lines from the intersection of any two streets or at the intersection of two parts of the same street meeting at an angle of not more than 135 degrees.
  (2) In the case of any lot, no person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a permanent sign that is greater than 75 cm in height at any point within a visibility triangle formed by measuring 2 m along the lot line and a driveway, at the intersection of the driveway and the lot line abutting the street.
56. Despite Section 55, one column only supporting the upper portion of a sign structure is permitted within the triangle referred to in that section if the cross-sectional dimension of the column is 45 cm or less between grade and 3 m above grade.
57. Despite Section 55, the upper portion of a sign or a sign structure is permitted within the triangle referred to in that section if the underside of the sign and the sign structure is at least 3 m above grade.
EXEMPT SIGNS
58. This by-law does not apply to a sign regulated by By-law No. 2003-520 entitled "Signs on City Roads By-law" and By-law No. 2004-239 entitled "Temporary Signs on Private Property By-law".
59. (1) Despite Section 13, the following signs do not require a permit:
    (a) awning sign;
    (b) gasoline pump island sign that is no higher than 3.5 m above the adjoining grade;
    (c) ground sign if the sign face is horizontal to and flat on the ground;
    (d) non-illuminated information sign that is less than 1m2;
    (e) changes to sign copy of existing sign;
    (f) official sign;
    (g) farm sign that does not exceed 4m²; (2006-301)
    (h) wall signs located on a temporary sales centre building, or; (2008-218)
    (i) directional farm sign that does not exceed 4m2; (2006-301)
    (j) mural signs; and (2008-218)
    (k) village pedestrian directional sign. (2008-445)
  (2) Subsection (1) does not exempt a sign from the regulatory provisions of this by-law or permit a sign that is not otherwise permitted.
60. (1) A sign referred to in Section 59 and the sign structure for that sign shall comply with all maintenance and safety requirements of this by-law and of all other safety laws or regulations of general application.
  (2) Every owner of a sign that is exempt from obtaining a permit shall ensure that the sign and the sign structure:
    (a) comply with every maintenance and safety requirement of this by-law, and
    (b) comply with the regulatory provisions that apply to the type of sign.
RULES FOR ALL SIGNS
61. Every owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the sign that is erected complies with the following rules: (2008-218)
    (a) every sign other than a directional farm sign, a directional development sign, a billboard sign and a digital billboard sign shall be an on-premises sign;
    (b) a directional farm sign, a billboard sign, a digital billboard sign and a directional development sign shall be an off-premises sign; (2012-401)
    (c) a mural sign and a street ad sign may be either an on-premises or an off premises sign. (2008-218)
62. (1) Where the regulations in this by-law set out a maximum sign face area, that maximum includes all the sign faces of all the signs on the building, lot or premises, as the case may be.
  (2) In subsection (1), "all the sign faces of all the signs" includes a non-conforming sign.
  (3) For the purposes of this by-law, the maximum sign face area is calculated by determining the total area contained within the rectilinear outline that uses the least number of horizontal and vertical lines to enclose the sign face and all other components of the sign that constitute the complete message.
  (4) For a sign attached to a building, the permitted sign face area calculation relates to the exterior wall area of the building storey in which the sign is located.
  (5) Where a sign is attached to a building and straddles a storey, the permitted sign face area calculation relates to the exterior wall area of the building storey, in which the majority of the area of the sign is located.
63. (1) A double-faced sign or multi-faced sign may have up to twice the sign face area that would be permitted if it were only a single-faced sign.
  (2) The sign face area permitted by subsection (1) shall be divided equally between or among all the sign faces referred to in subsection (1).
64. Every owner of an animated sign shall ensure that the sign that is erected is permitted by the regulations of the district in which that sign is located.
65. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any illuminated sign, or any portion thereof, that is not visibly identified by the sign installer's or manufacturer's identification tag, including any applicable Canadian Standards Association and electrical safety authority certification tags.
66. (1) Every owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the electrical wiring carrying the power supply to a sign is not above ground or out in the open.
  (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to electrical wiring that is inside a building and is fed through the wall of that building directly to the sign.
67. Where a sign structure has a missing face, the owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that, in lieu thereof, it has a solid, opaque or translucent panel completely covering the sign face opening.
67A. (1) The following operational standards apply to an electronic message centre:
    (a)  static alphanumeric text messages and images are permitted provided there is no scrolling text or any flashing text, characters, images, or video;
    (b) the minimum dwell time shall be of 6 minutes for alphanumeric text, an image, or an alphanumeric text and image, where permitted;
    (c)  there is a maximum transition time of 1 second between messages;
    (d)  there is a maximum lighting level of 5,000 cd/m2 between sunrise and sunset, and 300 cd/m2 between sunset and sunrise, where sunrise and sunset times are determined according to the National Research Council of Canada Sunrise/Sunset Calculator; and,
    (e)  the controlled display areas are programmed by an automatic sensor so as to display lighting of no more than 3 LUX above ambient light conditions.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), time and temperature display may be updated as required.
  (3) The following provisions apply to an electronic message centre:
    (a)  an electronic message centre is limited to lands having a minimum frontage of 45 metres;
    (b) a minimum setback of 15 metres is required from the electronic message centre to the nearest intersection of 2 public street lines, which includes the natural extension of lot lines on a corner lot, having traffic signal heads;
    (c) (c) a minimum setback of 60 metres is required between ground signs having an electronic message centre or a digital billboard sign, measured from the sign having an electronic display to another sign containing an electronic display when the signs are facing the same oncoming traffic; (2014-248) and,
    (d)  electronic message centre signs are not permitted on a lot containing a building designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. (2014-50)
GENERAL DESIGN CRITERIA
68. (1) The owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the size, scale, design and appearance of a sign that is on or attached to a building complies with the general intent and purpose of the urban design policies and guidelines of the secondary plans, site specific policies of the official plan and Council policy objectives for specific roadways identified in the by-law as they relate to,
    (a) the size, scale, design and appearance of the building;
    (b) the architectural features of the building; and
    (c) the character of the neighbourhood in which it is located.
  (2) Subsection (1) applies, with all necessary modification, to a billboard sign.
69. Where two or more signs are on or attached to a building, the owner of those signs shall ensure that those signs are of uniform height and arrangement.
70. Every owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the materials and structures design shall comply with all governing requirements of the building code, the electrical safety authority or any other code or legislation having jurisdiction over such matters.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
71. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any permanent sign that is illuminated within,
    (a) a residential zone, or
    (b) 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone, if it is visible from a residential use in a residential zone.
72. Despite any other provision of this by-law, every owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that the sign structure is located so as not to interfere with vehicular or pedestrian movement to such a degree that it becomes or creates a nuisance or a hazard for any vehicle or person.
73. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any permanent sign or sign structure that obstructs:
    (a) an emergency exit,
    (b) an emergency standpipe,
    (c) a fire hydrant, or
    (d) any means of access by an emergency service to any part of a building.
74. (1) Where a sign projects more than 5.0 cm from the surface to which it is attached, the owner of the permanent sign shall ensure that the underside of the sign structure shall,
    (a) be at least 2.5 m above the surface of a sidewalk, walkway or other route or area usually used by pedestrians, and
    (b) be at least 4.3 m above a street, private road, lane, parking lot, or any other area usually travelled or used by vehicles.
  (2) Where the access to and from a parking lot or other area usually travelled or used by vehicles is restricted by a clearly marked, overhead height bar or other overhead physical barrier, clause (1)(b) does not apply and, instead, the under- side of the sign structure referred to in subsection (1) shall be at least as far above the parking lot or other area travelled or used by vehicles as is the overhead height bar or other overhead physical barrier.
75. The owner of a permanent sign shall ensure that every part of the sign structure shall be:
    (a) at least 0.5 m from the travelled roadway of a street, lane or private way; and
    (b) at least 0.5 m from a parking lot or other area usually travelled or used by motor vehicles.
76. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any permanent sign or sign structure, or any part thereof, within 8 m of a traffic control signal.
  (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a wall sign or to a canopy sign that projects less than 380 mm from the surface to which it is attached.
77. Despite any provision of this by-law, the owner of a permanent sign shall locate the sign so as to be serviceable entirely from the premises upon which the sign in located.
78. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any of the following permanent signs in a location other than on the first or second storey:
    (a) wall sign,
    (b) projecting sign,
    (c) marquee sign, or
    (d) canopy sign. (2011-105)
  (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a logo sign.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION APPROVAL (2011-105)
79. Despite any other provision of this by-law, where a sign that is within 400 m of a controlled access highway under provincial jurisdiction is visible from and oriented toward that highway, the approval of Minister of Transportation (Ontario) shall accompany an application for a permit for that sign.
NATIONAL MONUMENTS BUFFER
80. (1) No person shall erect a sign that,
    (a) is within 150 m of the National War Memorial or of the precincts of Parliament Hill, or
    (b) has a sign face that is visible from the National War Memorial or from Parliament Hill,
    if that sign in any way detracts from, interferes with or obstructs the view of the National War Memorial or of Parliament Hill, as the case may be.
  (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), where an application for a permit is accompanied by a written statement or other certification from the National Capital Commission that a sign does not detract from, interfere with or obstruct the view of the National War Memorial or of Parliament Hill, that statement or certification is conclusive proof of the facts stated or certified therein. (2014-248)
  (3) Subsection (2) does not permit a sign that is otherwise prohibited.
CEREMONIAL ROUTE BUFFER
81. (1) No person shall erect a sign that is adjacent to or visible from Sussex Drive, Wellington Street, Mackenzie Avenue, or Elgin Street from Laurier Avenue to Wellington Street if that sign detracts from, interferes with or obstructs the function of those streets, or any of them, as a ceremonial route.
  (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), where an application for a permit is accompanied by a written statement or other certification from the National Capital Commission that a sign does not detract from, interfere with the function of or obstruct the ceremonial route, that statement or certification is conclusive proof of the facts stated or certified therein.
  (3) Subsection (1) does not permit a sign that is otherwise prohibited.
PART 7 - GROUND SIGN REGULATIONS
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL GROUND SIGNS
82. Every owner of a ground sign shall ensure that the sign that is erected is permitted by the regulations of the district in which that sign is permitted.
83. The owner of an identification ground sign shall ensure that at least one identification ground sign on the premises clearly displays the civic number in accordance with the City of Ottawa Municipal Addressing By-law and, if possible, the common property name. (2012-029)
84. The area of the municipal address will not be calculated as part of the total sign face area provided the area of the municipal address complies with the City of Ottawa Municipal Addressing By-law and does not exceed 1 m2.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
85. The owner shall ensure that a non-illuminated identification ground sign is located at least 6 metres from a residential use within a residential zone. (2012-029)
86. No owner shall locate any part of a ground sign closer than:
    (a) 1.0 m from any lot line abutting a street,
    (b) 0.5 m from every driveway, lane or aisle, (2011-105)
    (c) 1.5 m from a side lot line or a rear lot line.
87. Where two or more ground signs are,
    (a) identification signs,
    (b) on the same premises, and
    (c) on the same street frontage,
    the owner of each sign shall ensure that the signs are located at least 30 m apart.
87A The owner of an identification ground sign shall ensure that the sign is located at least 15 metres away from a billboard sign or a street ad sign. (2012-029)
88. Every owner of a ground sign shall ensure that there are no more than two information ground signs at the entrance to or exit from any premises.
89. (1) In District 1 and District 2, only identification and information ground signs for Bed and Breakfast and Home Based businesses (where zoning permits) shall be permitted.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a ground sign in District 1 or District 2 unless it is an identification or an information ground sign.
90. (1) In District 3, District 4 and District 5, advertising, information and identification signs are permitted subject to the regulations of the district in which they are permitted.
  (2) Every owner shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain only advertising, information or identification ground signs in District 3, District 4 or District 5 provided that the sign complies with the regulations of the district in which it is permitted.
ILLUMINATION
91. Every owner of a ground sign shall ensure that every external light used to illuminate a ground sign is arranged to direct light away from any adjacent residential premises and streets and downward so as to reduce night light pollution.
92. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an illuminated ground sign within,
    (a) a residential zone, or
    (b) 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone, if it is visible from a residential use in a residential zone.
  (2) Clause (1)(b) does not apply to an illuminated ground sign that is on a different street to the one that the residential use is on.
93. Where a ground sign is located more than 30 m but less than 45 m from a residential use in a residential zone, and is visible from a residential use in a residential zone, an owner may illuminate the ground sign if the illumination is:
    (a) external, or
    (b) internal provided that it is illuminated through the text or graphic images that make up the message and the remainder of the background of the sign face is opaque.
BED AND BREAKFAST AND HOME BASED BUSINESS SIGNS
94. (1) One sign only is permitted for a bed and breakfast in District 1 or District 2 if,
    (a) the bed and breakfast is permitted by the zoning by-law; and
    (b) the sign complies with clause (3)(c).
  (2) One sign only is permitted for a home based business in District 1 or District 2 if,
    (a) the home based business is permitted by the zoning by-law;
    (b) the building containing the home based business is set back more than 30 m from the front property line; and
    (c) the sign complies with clause (3)(c).
  (3) No person shall erect more than one ground sign for a bed and breakfast or a home based business in District 1 or District 2 provided that,
    (a) the bed and breakfast use is permitted by the zoning by-law;
    (b) the home based business is permitted by the zoning by-law and the building containing the home based business is set back more than 30 m from the front property line; and
    (c) the sign:
      (i) is a ground sign;
      (ii) is the only sign on the premises;
      (iii) is an identification sign;
      (iv) is set back at least 1 m from any lot line;
      (v) does not exceed an area of 0.5 m2;
      (vi) does not exceed a height of 1.5 m;
      (vii) is not illuminated, and
      (viii) is not located in a zone designated for the Village of Rockcliffe as set out in Tables 1 and 2 of Section 6.
MANUAL MESSAGE CENTRE SIGNS/ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTRE SIGNS
95. Every owner of a manual message centre or an electronic message centre shall ensure that the sign that is erected is permitted by the regulations of the district in which that sign is permitted. (2014-50)
96. An owner may incorporate a manual message centre or an electronic message centre sign as a portion of a ground sign, where permitted in this by-law. (2014-50)
DISTRICT REGULATIONS
97. In Table 7 of Section 98, Table 8 of Section 100, Table 9 of Section 103, Table 10 of Section 105, Table 11 of Section 108, Table 12 of Section 112, Table 13 of Section 113, Table 14 of Section 114, and Table 15 of Section 115,
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional;
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and
    (e) 'N/A' means not applicable, as the sign is not permitted.
DISTRICT 1
98. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a ground sign in District 1 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 7 as follows:
TABLE 7 GROUND SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 1
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area N/A 2 m2 N/A
ii Maximum height N/A 1.5 m N/A
iii Illumination N/A Not Permitted N/A
iv Side yard setback N/A 3 m N/A
  (2) Despite the regulations in Table 7 of clause 98(1)(b), a permanent ground sign is permitted in a District 1 zone for a bed and breakfast or home based business if that sign otherwise complies with the regulations set out in Section 94.
99. (1) No person shall erect a manual message centre sign in District 1
  (2) Despite subsection (1) and the regulations in Table 7 of clause 98(1) (b), a manual message centre is permitted for golf course uses and the manual message centre may be externally or internally illuminated. (2014-50)
  (3) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a manual message centre for a golf course unless:
    (a) the area of the sign face is no greater than 25% of the sign area;
    (b) if it is an illuminated manual message centre, it is located at least 60m from a residential use in a residential zone. (2014-50)
DISTRICT 2
100. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a ground sign in District 2 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 8 as follows:
TABLE 8 GROUND SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 2
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area N/A 3 m2 5 m2
ii Maximum height N/A 2 m 3 m
iii Illumination N/A external only external only
101. (1) Despite the regulations in Table 8 of clause 100(b), a permanent ground sign is permitted in District 2 for the following uses: a multiple attached dwelling, an apartment dwelling low-rise, an apartment dwelling mid-high-rise, a stacked dwelling, a retirement home, a mobile home park, and a planned unit development of these uses, provided that the use has a minimum of ten dwelling or rooming units and that the sign otherwise complies with the regulations set out in Column III of Table 8 of clause 100(b).(2012-029)
  (2) Despite the regulations in Table 8 of clause 100(b), a permanent ground sign is permitted in a District 2 zone for a bed and breakfast or home based business if that sign otherwise complies with the regulations set out in Section 94.
102. (1) Despite the regulations in Table 8 of clause 100(b), a manual message centre sign shall be permitted up to 25% of the sign face in institutional uses only provided it is non-illuminated.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a manual message centre sign in an institutional use unless:
    (a) it is non-illuminated, and
    (b) it is no greater than 25 % of the sign face area.
  (3) Despite section 102 and the regulations in Table 8 of clause 100(b), the area of the sign face may be increased up to 25% for golf course uses only, provided that the increased area is used as a manual message centre and the manual message centre may be illuminated. (2014-50)
DISTRICT 3
103. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an identification ground sign in District 3 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 9 as follows:
TABLE 9 IDENTIFICATION GROUND SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3 (2014-248)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area 5 m2 per street frontage 7 m2 per street frontage 10 m2 per street frontage
ii Maximum height 2 m 3 m 4.5 m
iii Illumination external and reversed external and internal external and internal
104. (1) In addition to the regulations in Table 9 – GROUND SIGNS – DISTRICT 3, in Section 103, a manual message centre is permitted up to 25% of the sign face area for institutional and other uses only in District 3.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a manual message centre in an institutional use or other uses in District 3 unless it is no greater than 25% of the sign face area.
  (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), in addition to the regulations in Table 9 – Grounds Signs – District 3, in Section 103, a manual message centre is permitted for a golf course use in District 3 if:
    (a) the area of the sign face is increased by no more than 25%; and,
    (b) the increased area is used as a manual message centre.
  (4) Despite subsections (1) and (2), up to 1 square metre area may be used to display an illuminated automated fuel price sign in District 3 for a gas bar, automobile service and repair, or service station use only. (2014-50)
DISTRICT 4
105. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an identification ground sign in District 4 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 10 as follows:
TABLE 10 IDENTIFICATION GROUND SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4 (2014-248)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area 14 m2 per street frontage 14 m2 per street frontage 14 m2 per street frontage
ii Maximum height 8 m 8 m 8 m
iii Illumination external and internal external and internal external and internal
106. (1) In addition to the regulations found in Table 10 – GROUND SIGNS – DISTRICT 4, in Section 105, a manual message centre or an electronic message centre is permitted up to 30% of the sign face of a ground sign in district 4.
  (2) No person shall maintain a manual message centre or an electronic message centre on a ground sign in District 4 unless the manual or electronic message centre is no greater than 30% of the total sign face area.
  (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), up to a 1 square metre area may be used to display an illuminated fuel price sign in District 4 for a gas bar, automobile service and repair, or service station use only. (2014-50)
107. (1) For a shopping centre use, the sign face area for one street frontage may be increased by no more than 6 square metres provided:
    (a) at least 2 square metres of increased area is used for the shopping centre name identification; and,
    (b) the civic address is displayed, with a minimum area of 0.5 square metres and be 1.2 metres above grade, on at least one ground sign on the associated street frontage. (2012-029)
  (2) Where an owner increases the sign face area of a ground sign for a shopping centre uses pursuant to subsection (1), the owner shall ensure that:
    (a) at least 2 square metres of increased area is used for the shopping centre name identification; and,
    (b) the civic address is displayed, with a minimum area of 0.5 square metres and be 1.2 metres above grade, on at least one ground sign on the associated street frontage. (2012-029)
DISTRICT 5
108. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an identification ground sign in District 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 11 as follows:
TABLE 11 IDENTIFICATION GROUND SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 5 (2014-248)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area 3 m2 per street frontage 7 m2 per street frontage 14 m2 per street frontage
ii Maximum height 3 m 4.5 m 6 m
iii Illumination external external and internal external and internal
108A. In addition to the regulations found in Table 11 – GROUND SIGNS – DISTRICT 5, in Section 108, the area of a sign face may be increased up to 25% for a golf course use only in District 5, provided that the increased area is used as a manual message centre. (2014-50)
108B. (1) In addition to the regulations found in Table 11 – GROUND SIGNS – DISTRICT 5, in Section 108, a manual message centre in District 5 is permitted up to 25% of the sign face area for institutional and other uses only.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), up to a 1 square metre area may be used to display an illuminated automated fuel price sign in District 5 for a gas bar, automobile service and repair, or service station use only. (2014-50)
INFORMATION SIGNS
109. (1) In Districts 3, 4 or 5, where the zoning permits a drive-thru restaurant service, a drive-thru sign for pre-menu information and a drive-thru sign for menu information are permitted for a drive-thru business if, (2006-255)
    (a) the pre-menu sign face area is not more than 1 m2,
    (b) the menu sign face area is not more than 4.6 m2, and
    (c) the height of the pre-menu sign or menu sign does not exceed 3 m.
    (d) the pre-menu video screen is not more than 0.15m2, if it is included, and
    (e) such pre-menu information video screen does not produce a sound
  (2) “In Districts 3, 4 or 5, where the zoning permits a drive-thru restaurant service, no owner shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a drive-thru sign for pre-menu information and a drive-thru sign for menu information for a drive-thru business unless, (2006-255)
    (a) the pre-menu sign face area is not more than 1 m2,
    (b) the menu sign face area is not more than 4.6 m2, and
    (c) the height of the pre-menu sign or menu sign does not exceed 3 m.
    (d) the pre-menu video screen is not more than 0.15m2, if it is included, and
    (c) the height of the pre-menu sign or menu sign does not exceed 3 m.
  (3) In addition to subsection 109(1) and clause 109(2)(b), in Districts 3, 4 or 5, a menu sign may have an electronic screen displaying static alphanumeric characters and images providing information on the menu, customer order or other activities that are associated with a drive-through service, provided that such screen is no greater than an area of 0.1 square metres. (2014-50)
  (4) The electronic screen referred to in subsection (3) shall be no higher than 1.5 metres above grade. (2014-50)
110. (1) In District 3 or District 4 where two or more buildings are on the same premises and all have direct access to an internal roadway within the premises, an owner may erect an additional sign for each building on the premises if,
    (a) it is a ground sign,
    (b) it is used only to identify a building or the occupant of a building,
    (c) its sign face area is not more than 2 m2, and
    (d) it is at or near the main entrance to the building that sign is meant to identify.
  (2) Where an owner has erected an additional sign pursuant to subsection (1), the owner shall ensure that the sign:
    (a) is a ground sign,
    (b) it is used only to identify a building or the occupant of a building,
    (c) has a sign face area of not more than 2 m2, and
    (d) is at or near the main entrance to the building that sign is meant to identify.
111. (1) In addition to Section 110, where two or more buildings on the same premises all have direct access to an internal roadway within the premises, an additional sign is permitted if,
    (a) it is a ground sign,
    (b) the sign face is not over 5 m2,
    (c) it is used only for information purposes,
    (d) it is located at the main entrance to the site, and
    (e) it is in the form of a map showing the location of the individual buildings or occupants on the premises.
  (2) Where an owner has erected an additional sign pursuant to subsection (1), the owner shall ensure that the sign:
    (a) is a ground sign,
    (b) has a sign face that is not over 5 m2,
    (c) is used only for information purposes,
    (d) is located at the main entrance to the site, and
    (e) is in the form of a map showing the location of the individual buildings or occupants on the premises.
111A. (1) Where the zoning permits a multiple attached dwelling, stacked dwelling, apartment dwelling low rise, apartment dwelling mid-high rise, a retirement home, or a planned unit development of these uses, an information ground sign displaying rental information is permitted for these uses on each frontage of the lot, provided that:
    (a) the use comprises at least ten swelling units or rooming units,
    (b) the sign is non-illuminated,
    (c) the height of the sign does not exceed 1.5 metres, and,
    (d) the area is no larger than 1.5 square metres.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), a second ground sign displaying rental information is permitted on the frontage of a lot that exceeds 100 metres. (2012-029)
111B. (1) Where the zoning permits a townhouse dwelling, stacked dwelling, apartment dwelling low-rise, apartment dwelling mid-high rise, or a planned unit development of these uses, and there is a Condominium or Cooperative ownership agreement in place for the property, a single information ground sign displaying information related directly to the sale, rent, or both, of such dwellings is permitted for these uses on each frontage of the lot, provided that:
    (a) the use comprises at least ten dwelling units;
    (b) the sign is non-illuminated;
    (c) the height of the sign does not exceed 1.5 metres;
    (d) the area of the sign is no larger than 1.5 square metres; and
    (e) despite Section 85, the sign is located at least 6 metres from an abutting residential use within a residential zone.
  (2) A sign described in subsection (1) is only permitted if a rental information sign described in subsection 111A does not already exist on the property. (2015-38)
DISTRICT 1
112. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an information sign in District 1 unless:
    (a) it is a ground sign, and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 12 as follows:
TABLE 12 INFORMATION SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 1
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area N/A 0.2 m2 N/A
ii Maximum height N/A 1.5 m N/A
iii Illumination N/A Not Permitted N/A
  (2) Despite the regulations in Table 12 of clause 112(1)(b), a permanent ground sign is permitted in a District 1 zone for a bed and breakfast or home based business if that sign otherwise complies with the regulations set out in Section 94.
DISTRICT 2
113. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an information sign in District 2 unless:
    (a) it is a ground sign, and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 13 as follows:
TABLE 13 INFORMATION SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 2
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area N/A 0.2 m2 0.2 m2
ii Maximum height N/A 1.5 m 1.5 m
iii Illumination N/A N/A external only
  (2) Despite the regulations in Table 13 of clause 113(1)(b), a permanent ground sign is permitted in a District 2 zone for a bed and breakfast or home based business if that sign otherwise complies with the regulations set out in Section 94.
DISTRICT 3
114. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an information sign in District 3 unless:
    (a) it is a ground sign; and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 14 as follows:
TABLE 14 INFORMATION SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area 0.5 m2 0.5 m2 1 m2
ii Maximum height 1.5 m 1.5 m 3 m
iii Illumination external and reversed external and internal external and internal
DISTRICT 4 and DISTRICT 5
115. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an information sign in District 4 or District 5 unless:
    (a) it is a ground sign; and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 15 as follows:
TABLE 15 INFORMATION SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4 AND DISTRICT 5
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum sign face area 0.5 m2 1 m2 1 m2
ii Maximum height 1.5 m 3 m 3 m
iii Illumination external and internal external and internal external and internal
115A. Despite Sections 109 to 115, a non-illuminated information sign is permitted in any District provided that:
    (a) the information sign is used to convey background or historical information related to the park or facility;
    (b) the maximum sign face area of the information sign does not exceed 2 square meters;
    (c) the maximum height of the information sign does not exceed 3 meters; and
    (d) a maximum of 5 % of the sign face is utilized as an acknowledgement recognizing sponsors of the park or facility. (2010-265)
115B. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a non-illuminated information sign in a park or facility unless it complies with the regulations of Section 115A. (2010-265)
PART 8 - WALL SIGN REGULATIONS
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL WALL SIGNS
116. Every owner of a wall sign shall ensure that the sign is permitted by the regulations of the district in which it is located.
117. A wall sign may be permitted on any wall on a building.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
118. (1) No person shall extend a wall sign around the corners of the wall upon which it is mounted, except that when a premises is located at the corner of a building, a wall sign may extend around the corner on which it is mounted.
  (2) Signs extending around the corner lawfully erected under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be two signs for the purpose of calculating the permitted number of signs and permitted sign area.
119. An owner shall ensure that the wall sign does not project more than 0.5 m from the wall to which it is attached.
120. (1) An owner shall ensure that a wall sign does not project above the roofline of the building it is on.
  (1A) An owner shall ensure that, where a building has a parapet wall or other similar extended architectural extension feature above the deemed main building roof line, a sign does not project above the deemed main building roof line for a distance greater than the measured storey height below the sign. (2014-248)
  (2) Where a sign is on the wall of a building canopy, no person shall extend that sign more than 0.3 m above the top of the roofline of the building canopy itself.
  (3) Where a sign is on the wall of a gasoline pump island canopy, no person shall extend that sign more than 1 m above the top of the roofline of the canopy itself.
120A (1) No person shall paint a wall sign on a brick or stone wall of a building or structure that is designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act or listed as a building of heritage interest on the City's Heritage Reference List.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), a painted wall sign may be permitted if the records of the City's Heritage Services Section indicate that the wall of the building or structure has been painted prior to the designation or listing of the building or structure, or the wall sign is painted on a surface such as plywood or canvas that is attached to the wall of the building or structure and is fastened into the mortar joints and no through the brick or masonry itself. (2014-248)
ILLUMINATION
121. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an illuminated wall sign within:
    (a) a residential zone; or
    (b) 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone, if it is visible from a residential use in a residential zone.
MURAL SIGNS
122 (1) A mural sign is permitted on a building or a structure, such as a retaining wall, fence or utility structure, in District 1, 2, 3, 4 designations.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), a mural sign in District 1 and 2 designations is restricted to an institutional use or a utility installation (2012-029).
122A (1) Despite Section 122, the Director may authorize a mural sign in District 1 and District 2 designations on a building or structure for a residential use in a residential zone provided that:
    (a) it complies with Section 123;
    (b) it is on a property that directly abuts a commercial, industrial or institutionally zoned property;
    (c) it would be located on a wall or structure that had reported incidents of graffiti; and
    (d) it has the concurrence of the local Ward Councillor and the property owner. (2012-029)
123. (1) No person shall use a mural sign for any form of commercial advertising or public information or solicitation of any kind.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a mural sign that exceeds a maximum sign face area equal to 100% of the exterior wall area of the first three storeys on which the mural sign is located. (2008-218)
  (3) Despite subsection (1), up to 10% of the sign face of a mural sign may be utilized as an acknowledgement recognizing the sponsor of the mural sign, providing the owner of the mural sign ensures:
    (a) the acknowledgement does not exceed a maximum area of 1 square metre;
    (b) the acknowledgement is located at a bottom corner of the mural sign; and
    (c) the acknowledgement shall be located at the lowest point of the mural sign face, if the mural is not rectangular in shape.
124. (1) No person shall paint a mural on a brick or stone wall of a building or structure that is designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act or listed as a building of heritage interest on the City’s Heritage Reference List.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), a mural may be permitted:
    (a) if the records of the City’s Heritage Services Section indicate that the wall of the building or structure has been painted prior to the designation or listing of the building or structure; or
    (b) if the mural is painted on a surface such as plywood or canvas that is attached to the wall of the building or structure and is fastened into the mortar joints and not through the brick or masonry itself. (2012-029)
124A. No owner of a mural sign shall paint a mural sign onto the exterior wall containing the main entrance to the building. (2012-029)
WALL SIGNS FOR HI-RISE APARTMENTS (DISTRICT 2)
125. Despite Section 132, no person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an identification sign for an apartment dwelling mid-high rise in District 2 unless, (2012-029)
    (a) it is a wall sign;
    (b) it contains only the name of the building upon which it is located;
    (c) it serves only to identify the building upon which it is located;
    (d) it contains no advertising;
    (e) it is at the first or second storey only;
    (f) it is at or over the principal entrance to the building; and
    (g) the area of the sign face is not more than 10% of the area of the wall of the storey in which it is located.
MARQEE SIGNS (DISTRICT 4)
126. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain in District 4 a manual message centre or electronic message centre component of a marquee sign that is more than 75% of the sign face area of a marquee sign.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), an electronic message centre component of a marquee sign in District 4 shall not be located within 45 metres of a residential use in a residential zone, where it is visible from the subject residential use. (2014-50)
127. (1) In Table 16:
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional;
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and
    (e) "N/A" means not applicable, as the sign is not permitted.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a marquee sign in District 4 unless:
    (a) it is at a theatre or cinema; and
    (b) complies with the regulations set out in Table 16 as follows:
TABLE 16 MARQUEE SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 40% of the wall
ii Illumination Not regulated Not regulated Not regulated
LOGO SIGNS (DISTRICTS 2, 3 AND 4) (2008-218)
128. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a logo sign in Districts 2, 3 and 4 unless it: (2008-218)
    (a) is an identification sign; (2008-218)
    (b) does not contain any advertising; (2008-218)
    (c) is located on the top-most storey only of the building upon which it is located; (2008-218)
    (d) in District 2 zones, is non-illuminated with a maximum sign face area not to exceed 5% of the top-storey wall area that the logo sign is on; (2008-218)
    (e) in District 3 zones, is non-illuminated with a maximum sign face area of 10%; and (2008-218)
    (f) in District 4 zones, contains external or internal reversed illumination only with a maximum sign face area of 15%. (2008-218)
128A. Despite Section 128, no person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an illuminated logo sign in District 3 for a commercial or a light industrial use where the illuminated logo sign is: (2009-309)
    (a) (a) within 60 m from a residential use in a residential zone, and (2009-309)
    (b) visible from a residential use in a residential zone. (2009-309)
129. (1) No person shall erect more than one logo sign on the same wall of a building.
  (2) No person shall erect more than four logo signs on any one building.
129A. In Districts 3, 4, and 5, an illuminated information wall sign is permitted provided that:
    (a) it is no more than 1 square metre;
    (b) it is limited to an institutional, commercial or industrial building;
    (c) the total area of signage does not exceed 2 square metres per wall face, and,
    (d) it is located 30 metres from a residential use in a residential zone, if visible from the residential use. (2012-029)
DISTRICT REGULATIONS
130. In Table 17 of Section 131, Table 18 of Section 132, Table 19 of Section 133, Table 20 of Section 134 and Table 21of Section 135:
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional; and
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional.
DISTRICT 1
131. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a wall sign in District 1 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) it complies with the regulations set out in Table 17 as follows:
TABLE 17 WALL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 1
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area of a wall sign 0.2 m2 0.5 m2 0.5 m2
ii Illumination not permitted not permitted not permitted
DISTRICT 2
132. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a wall sign in District 2 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) it complies with the regulations set out in Table 18 as follows:
132A. Despite Sections 131 and 132, a sign for either a bed and breakfast or a home-based business use is permitted if:
    (a) the use is permitted by the Zoning By-law;
    (b) there is only one sign on the premises;
    (c) it is a non-illuminated identification sign; and,
    (d) it does not exceed an area of 0.2 m2. (2014-248)
TABLE 18 WALL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 2
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area of a wall sign 2 m2 10% of the wall 10% of the wall
ii Illumination not permitted external only external only
DISTRICT 3
133. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a wall sign in District 3 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 19 as follows:
TABLE 19 WALL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area of a wall sign 15% of the wall 15% of the wall 20% of the wall
ii Illumination external and reversed external and internal external and internal
DISTRICT 4
134. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a wall sign in District 4 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 20 as follows:
TABLE 20 WALL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area of a wall sign 20% of the wall 20% of the wall 25% of the wall
ii Illumination external and internal external and internal external and internal
DISTRICT 5
135. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a wall sign in District 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 21 as follows:
TABLE 21 WALL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 5
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area of a wall sign 2 m2 15% of the wall 20% of the wall
ii Illumination external external and internal external and internal
PART 9 - PROJECTING SIGN REGULATIONS
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROJECTING SIGNS
136. Every owner of a projecting sign shall ensure that the sign that is erected is permitted by the regulations of the district in which it is located.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
137. Where two or more signs are on or attached to a building, the owner of the signs shall ensure that the signs are of uniform height and arrangement.
138. Where a projecting sign projects more than 5.0 cm from the surface to which it is attached, the owner of the sign shall ensure that the underside of the sign structure is,
    (a) at least 2.5 m above the surface of a sidewalk, walkway or other route or area usually used by pedestrians; and
    (b) at least 4.3 m above a street, private road, lane, parking lot, or any other area usually travelled or used by vehicles.
139. (1) An owner shall ensure that a projecting sign does not project above the roofline of the building it is on.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a projecting sign that projects more than 1 m beyond the face of the wall of the building to which it is attached.
ILLUMINATION
140. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an illuminated projecting sign within:
    (a) a residential zone; or
    (b) 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone, if it is visible from a residential use in a residential zone.
DISTRICT REGULATIONS
141. In Tables 22, 23 and 24,
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional;
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and
    (e) "N/A" means not applicable, as sign is not permitted.
DISTRICT 1 and DISTRICT 2
142. (1) A projecting sign is not permitted in District 1 and District 2.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a projecting sign in District 1 or District 2.
DISTRICT 3
143. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a projecting sign in District 3 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 22 as follows:
TABLE 22 PROJECTING SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 1 m2
ii Illumination N/A N/A External / internal reversed (2008-218)
DISTRICT 4
144. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintained a projecting sign in District 4 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 23 as follows:
TABLE 23 PROJECTING SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area 2 m2 2 m2 2 m2
ii Illumination external/internal external/internal external/internal
DISTRICT 5
145. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a projecting sign in District 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 24 as follows:
TABLE 24 PROJECTING SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 5
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 1 m2
ii Illumination N/A N/A External / internal reversed (2008-218)
PART 10 - CANOPY SIGN REGULATIONS
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL CANOPY SIGNS
146. Every owner of a canopy sign shall ensure that the sign is permitted by the regulations of the district in which it is located.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
147. Where a canopy sign projects more than 5.0 cm from the surface to which it is attached, the owner of the sign shall ensure that the underside of the sign structure is,
    (a) at least 2.5 m above the surface of a sidewalk, walkway or other route or area usually used by pedestrians; and
    (b) at least 4.3 m above a street, private road, lane, parking lot, or any other area usually travelled or used by vehicles.
148. (1) An owner shall ensure that a canopy sign does not project above the roofline of the building it is on.
  (2) Where a sign is on the wall of a building canopy, no person shall extend that sign more than 0.3 m above the top of the roofline of the building canopy itself.
149. No person shall extend a canopy sign around the corners of the wall upon which it is mounted, except that when a premises is located at the corner of a building, a canopy sign may extend around the corner on which it is mounted.
150. Signs extending around the corner lawfully erected under Section 149 shall be deemed to be 2 signs for the purpose of calculating the permitted number of signs and permitted sign area.
ILLUMINATION
151. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain an illuminated canopy sign within:
    (a) a residential zone, or
    (b) 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone, if it is visible from a residential use in a residential zone.
152. The owner of a canopy sign shall ensure that the canopy does not project more than 1 m over the street.
DISTRICT REGULATIONS
153. In Tables 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29,
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional;
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and
    (e) "N/A" means not applicable, as sign is not permitted.
DISTRICT 1
154. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a canopy sign in District 1 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) it complies with the regulations set out in Table 25 as follows:
TABLE 25 CANOPY SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 1
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A 1 m2 N/A
ii Illumination N/A N/A N/A
DISTRICT 2
155. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a canopy sign in District 2 unless:
    (a) it is an identification sign only, and
    (b) it complies with the regulations set out in Table 26 as follows:
TABLE 26 CANOPY SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 2
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A 10% of the wall 10% of the wall
ii Illumination N/A not permitted not permitted
DISTRICT 3
156. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a canopy sign in District 3 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 27 as follows:
TABLE 27 CANOPY SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area 15% of the wall 15% of the wall 20% of the wall
ii Illumination external and reversed external and internal external and internal
DISTRICT 4
157. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a canopy sign in District 4 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 28 as follows:
TABLE 28 CANOPY SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area 20% of the wall 20% of the wall 25% of the wall
ii Illumination external and internal external and internal external and internal
DISTRICT 5
158. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a canopy sign in District 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 29 as follows:
TABLE 29 CANOPY SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 5
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area 2 m2 15% of the wall 20% of the wall
ii Illumination external and reversed external and internal external and internal
PART 11 - BILLBOARD SIGN AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN REGULATIONS (2012-401)
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL BILLBOARD SIGNS AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGNS
BILLBOARD SIGN AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN PERMIT
159. (1) A billboard or digital billboard sign permit is valid for a duration of up to five years from the date the sign permit is issued.
  (2) No owner of a billboard or digital billboard sign shall fail to remove the sign, including the structure and electrical supply, from the premises within 30 days of expiry of the permit.
  (3) A permit for a billboard or digital billboard sign, which has or is about to expire may, subject to the provisions of this By-law in effect at the time, be renewed for a further duration of up to five years, upon submission of a new billboard or digital billboard sign permit application as if it was an original application. (2012-401)
BILLBOARD SIGN AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN LOCATION RESTRICTIONS
160. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign or digital billboard sign within 500 metres of the following roadways:
    (a) Airport Parkway
    (b) Aviation Parkway
    (c) Colonel By Drive
    (d) Sir John A. Macdonald (formerly Ottawa River) Parkway
    (e) Queen Elizabeth Driveway
    (f) Rockcliffe Parkway
    (g) Vanier Parkway
    (h) Stittsville Main Street, between Fernbank Road and Hazeldean Road. (2012-401)
161. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard or digital billboard sign any closer than 500 metres from a Village as designated in the Official Plan. (2012-401)
162. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard or digital billboard sign within 15 metres of any identification ground sign or a street ad sign. (2012-401)
BILLBOARD SIGN AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN HEIGHT, SIZE AND ILLUMINATION RESTRICTIONS
163. In Table 30 of Section 164,
   (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated; and
   (b) Column II sets out the regulation. (2012-401)
164. (1)

Despite Table 30 of Section 172 where a part of the message component of a billboard sign extends beyond the ordinary rectangular shape of the sign face of a standard rectangular billboard, the sign face area of that sign may be increased by up to 5%.

TABLE 30 – BILLBOARD SIGN AND DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN HEIGHT, SIZE AND ILLUMINATION RESTRICTIONS (2012-401)

I

ASPECT REGULATED

II

REGULATION

Minimum area 9 m2
Maximum area 18.6 m2
Minimum clearance between underside of structure and grade 2.5 m
Maximum clearance between underside of structure and grade 4.5 m
Maximum height 8 m
Illumination External or internal
 164A. Despite the definition of "grade" in Section 1, "grade" in respect of a billboard or digital billboard sign means the average of,
  (a) the mean elevation of the natural or finished level of the ground at the base of a sign, and
  (b) the crown of the street at the nearest point to the sign. (2012-401)
RULES APPLICABLE TO BILLBOARD SIGNS ONLY
BILLBOARD SIGN GENERAL PROVISIONS
165. (1) A billboard sign shall be either a wall sign or a ground sign and does not include a digital billboard. (2014-248)
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign that is not either a wall sign or a ground sign. (2012-401)
BILLBOARD SIGN LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
166. A billboard sign is permitted in Sign District 4 and the following zones in Sign District 5: RC (rural commercial), RG (rural general industrial) and RH (rural heavy industrial). (2012-401)
167. A billboard sign is permitted in the O1P Subzone of the Zoning By-law for a period of up to five years if:
  (a) it is abutting at least one zone that is listed under Sign District 4;
  (b) the Hydro corridor is at least 30 metres wide;
  (c) the sign is located at least 60 metres away from an adjacent residential or environmental zone; and,
  (d) the sign complies with the other provisions of this By-law pertaining to billboard signs. (2012-401)
168. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign within 30 metres of a lot having on it:
  (a) a building designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act; or
  (b) a building shown on the heritage reference list as a Category 1, Category 2 or Category 3 building. (2012-401)
168A. Where a billboard sign is visible from a residential use in residential zone and there is no visible obstruction or barrier provided by an existing building or structure that would mitigate the impact of the billboard and its illumination, the owners of the billboard sign shall ensure that the sign is at least 300 metres from the lot having on it that residential use. (2012-401)
BILLBOARD OPERATIONAL RESTRICTIONS
169. (1) Where a billboard sign is externally illuminated, the owner of the sign shall ensure that the lamping of the billboard sign is shielded so as to prevent the light from spilling over on to or reaching a residential use.
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign that is illuminated by or contains flashing, intermittent illumination, rotating or changing light, beam or beacon or contains readograph or electronic messages. (2012-401)
170. (1) Despite Section 164, where a part of the message component of a billboard sign extends beyond the ordinary rectangular shape of the sign face of a standard rectangular billboard, the sign face area of that sign may be increased by up to 5 per cent.
  (2) A billboard sign with sign copy that changes mechanically shall not be considered to be an animated sign for the purpose of this By-law. (2012-401)
BILLBOARD DISTRICT REGULATIONS
SIGN DISTRICT 4
171. (1) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign unless it has a minimum setback of:
    (a) 150 metres from the nearest part of any other billboard sign;
    (b) 2 metres from a lot line abutting a street;
    (c) 1 metre from every driveway, lane or aisle;
    (d) 1.5 metres from a side lot line or a rear lot line;
    (e) 30 metres from a residentially zoned lot; and
    (f) 30 metres from a lot having on it an institutional use in an institutional zone.
  (2) Despite subsection (a), no person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign unless it has a minimum setback of 1000 metres from the nearest part of any other billboard sign if it is visible from any other billboard sign located on a premises zoned RU, RC, RG, RH, AG, ME, MR, VM in the Zoning By-law;
  (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the visibility shall be determined by the Director. (2012-401)
171A.   Despite clause (b) of subsection 171(1), where a billboard sign is within 30 metres of a building on an abutting lot and the building,
    (a) fronts onto the same street as the billboard sign; and
    (b) is set back a greater distance than 2 metres from the lot line abutting a street,
  the owner of the billboard sign shall ensure that the billboard sign is set back the same distance as the building from the lot line abutting a street. (2012-401)
SIGN DISTRICT 5
172. (1) Every owner of a billboard sign shall ensure that the billboard sign has a separation distance of 2,500 metres from any other billboard sign in any direction, measured from the nearest part of any billboard sign.
  (2) Despite subsection (1), the owner of a billboard sign may reduce the separation distance between billboard signs to a minimum of 1000 metres if the billboard sign is not visible from any other billboard sign in any direction measured from the nearest part of the billboard sign.
  (3) No owner of a billboard sign shall reduce the separation distance between billboard signs to less than 1000 metres if the billboard sign is not visible from any other billboard sign in any direction measured from the nearest part of the billboard sign.
  (4) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), the visibility shall be determined by the Director. (2012-401)
172A.   No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a billboard sign unless it has a minimum:
    (a) setback from any lot line abutting a street of 12 metres;
    (b) setback from any other lot line of 1.5 metres;
    (c) setback of 1 metre from every driveway, lane or aisle;
    (d) separation distance between any building or structure and the billboard sign is equal to the height of the billboard sign; and
    (e) setback of 300 metres from a residentially zoned lot. (2012-401)
172B.   Despite Section 172A, where a billboard sign is within 30 metres of a building on an abutting lot and the building,
    (a) fronts onto the same street as the billboard sign, and
    (b) is set back a greater distance than 12 metres from the lot line abutting a street,
    the owner of the billboard sign shall ensure that the billboard sign is set back the same distance as the building from the lot line abutting the street. (2012-401)
RULES APPLICABLE TO DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGNS ONLY
DIGITAL BILLBOARD SIGN LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
173. (1) A digital billboard sign is permitted in Sign District 4 and the following zones in Sign District 5: the RC (rural commercial), RG (rural general industrial), and RH (rural heavy industrial) zones fronting on Carp Road, between Highway 417 and Rothbourne Road.
  (2) Despite the provisions in subsection 159(1), if a digital billboard sign is determined to be a public safety hazard by the Director, the owner shall turn off the sign immediately upon receiving a Notice of Violation from the Director, and shall remove the digital billboard sign at the owner's expense within 30 days of receiving the Notice of Violation despite the term of the permit. A digital billboard may be considered to be a public safety hazard if it has been, or has a strong potential to be, a primary cause of a traffic collision. (2012-401)
174. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a digital billboard sign unless,
    (a) it has a minimum 100 metre setback from intersections as defined by the nearest intersection of the prolongation of the curb lines, and the nearest curb of a highway ramp, traffic signals, and at-grade rail crossing signals;
    (b) it is sited and angled in a way that it will not interfere or compete with drivers' sightlines to traffic signals at intersections, to the satisfaction of the Director;
    (c) it has a lightshed setback that extends 300 metres at a 140 degree angle from each vertical edge (perpendicular to the ground) of a digital billboard screen, and a 30 metre radius setback from the following:
      (i) lots zoned residential (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, RM, RR, RU)
      (ii) lots zoned institutional (I1, I2, RI)
      (iii) heritage properties designated under Part IV (individual designation) or Part V (heritage conservation district) of the Ontario Heritage Act
      (iv) Federally-designated heritage buildings and National Historic Sites, including the
Parliamentary Precinct, Confederation Square, and the Rideau Canal system;
    (d) it has a 300 metre radius setback from:
      (i) other digital billboards; and
      (ii) parks, open space, and environmental protection zones (O1 and EP zones);
    (e) it has a 150 metre radius setback from a billboard sign; and
    (f) any part of it has a minimum setback of,
      (i) 3 metres from any front or rear property line, or any lot line abutting a street;
      (ii) 1.5 metres from an interior side property line; and
      (iii) 1.5 metres from any driveway, lane or aisle. (2012-401)
DIGITAL BILLBOARD OPERATIONAL RESTRICTIONS
175.   No person shall erect, cause to be erected, or maintain a digital billboard that:
    (a) displays or uses animation, video, movement, flashing effects, odours, gases, pyrotechnics, or interactive devices;
    (b) has a transition time between images that is more than one second, or that has any transition effects between images;
    (c) has a minimum dwell time of less than 10 seconds for any image; and
    (d) displays sequential images or messages that form one continual advertisement, whether on the same digital billboard, or on more than one digital billboard in a row. (2012-401)
176. No person shall erect, cause to be erected or maintain a digital billboard that,
    (a) has any part of it that exceeds a luminance of 6000 cd/m2 between sunrise and sunset, and 220 cd/m2 between sunset and sunrise, with sunrise and sunset times being determined according to the National Research Council of Canada Sunrise/Sunset Calculator: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/hia/sunrise-sunset.html; or
    (b) is not equipped with an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness levels to no more than 0.3 foot candles above ambient light conditions. (2012-401)
 177.  (1) Every owner of a digital billboard shall ensure that the electrical wiring carrying the power supply to the digital billboard is located underground. The Director may approve alternate arrangements for electricity supply. (2012-401)
   (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain any illuminated sign, or any portion thereof, that is not visibly identified by the sign installer's or manufacturer's identification tag, including any applicable Canadian Standards Association and electrical safety authority certification tags. (2012-401)
PART 11A - STREET AD SIGNS AND DIRECTIONAL FARM SIGNS REGULATIONS (2012-401)
178. (1) A street ad sign is permitted in District 4 for a duration of up to five years.
  (2) A permit for a street ad sign in District 4 which has or is about to expire may, subject to the provisions of this by-law in effect at the time be renewed for further periods of up to five years, upon submission of a new street ad sign permit application as if it was an original application.
  (3) No owner of a street ad sign shall fail to remove a street ad sign from the premises immediately after the permit has expired.
179. Every owner of a street ad sign shall ensure that the display area of a street ad sign is covered with clear plastic or other transparent material.
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS
180. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a street ad sign within 15 m of any other type of ground sign, including a billboard sign.
181. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a street ad sign within 300 m of another street ad sign.
182. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a street ad sign within 1m of a street.
182A. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a street ad sign within 500m of the following roadways: (2006-255)
    (a) Airport Parkway,
    (b) Aviation Parkway,
    (c) Colonel By Drive,
    (d) Ottawa River Parkway,
    (e) Queen Elizabeth Driveway,
    (f) Rockcliffe Parkway,
    (g) Vanier Parkway, or
    (h) Stittsville Main Street, between Fernbank Road and Hazeldean Road.
183. Every owner of a street ad sign that is within 3 m of a private road or driveway that provides access from a street to the premises upon which the sign is located shall ensure that the sign is set back at least 2 m from that street.
184. Section 183 does not apply if,
    (a) the street ad sign is located on that side of the private road or driveway that is opposite to the traffic flow on the street, and
    (b) the street ad sign does not block or impair a driver's view of the street or driveway from a vehicle approaching by the street.
DISTRICT REGULATIONS
DISTRICT 4
185. In Table 31 of Section 186,
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential;
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional;
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and
    (e) "N/A" means not applicable, as sign is not permitted.
186. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a street ad sign in District 4 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 31 as follows:
TABLE 31 STREET AD SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 4
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 5.5 m2
ii Maximum height N/A N/A 3.5 m
iii Illumination N/A N/A Internal (2008-218)
iv Front yard setback N/A 1 m 1 m
v Side Yard setback N/A 1 m 1 m
DIRECTIONAL FARM SIGNS (2006-301)
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL DIRECTIONAL FARM SIGNS (2006-301)
186A. (1)  A directional farm sign is permitted in District 4 and District 5. (2006-301)
  (2)  No owner of a directional farm sign shall fail to remove a directional farm sign from an off-premises location immediately after a registered farm or farmers’ market ceases to exist. (2006-301)
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS (2006-301)
186B. No person shall erect or cause to be erected a directional farm sign unless: (2006-301)
    (a) it is located within a twelve (12) kilometre radius from the registered farm to which the sign applies; (2006-301)
    (b) there is a minimum distance of 150 metres between directional farm signs for different registered farms; (2006-301)
    (c) there is a minimum distance of 1000 metres between directional farms signs for the same registered farm; (2006-301)
    (d) it has a minimum setback of one (1) metre from any property line; and (2006-301)
    (e) it is located at least 30 metres from any other ground sign. (2006-301)
DISTRICT REGULATIONS (2006-301)
186C. In Table 32 of Section 186C, (2006-301)
    (a) Column 1 sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated; (2006-301)
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where the land use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential; (2006-301)
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional; (2006-301)
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and (2006-301)
    (e) “N/A” means not applicable as the sign is not permitted. (2006-301)
186D. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional farm sign in District 4 or District 5 unless it complies with Table 32 as follows: (2006-301)
Table 32- Directional Farm Signs - District 4 and District 5 (2006-301)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 4 m2
ii Maximum height N/A N/A 3 m
iii Illumination N/A N/A Not Permitted
PART 11B – RURAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PARK DIRECTIONAL SIGN REGULATIONS (2012-401)
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS (2008-445)
186E. Every owner of a rural business/industrial park directional sign shall ensure that: (2008-445)
    (a) the sign has a minimum clearance from grade to the underside of the sign face of 1.2 m; (2008-445)
    (b) the sign is set back 1.0 m from any property line; and (2008-445)
    (c) the sign is located within .75 km of any business located within the rural business/industrial park; (2008-445)
    (d) the sign must be located at the entrance to a park adjacent to a primary access road to the park ; and (2008-445)
    (e) no sign shall be located closer than 1 km to any other Rural Business/Industrial Park sign. (2008-445)
186F. Where the businesses in the rural business/industrial park are located on one property, the provisions of Section 83 and 84 relating to displaying the municipal address shall apply to a rural business/industrial park sign. (2008-445)
186G. A rural business/industrial park directional sign shall include the name of the rural business park or industrial park in which it is located and the name of a business located within the park, a directional arrow and may include the business logo on individual blades not to exceed the provisions set out in Table 32A; (2008-445)
DISTRICT REGULATIONS (2008-445)
186H. In table 32A of Section 186I, (2008-445)
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated, (2008-445)
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential; (2008-445)
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where the land use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional; (2008-445)
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and (2008-445)
    (e) “N/A” means not applicable as the sign is not permitted. (2008-445)
186I. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a rural business/industrial park directional sign in Districts 3, 4 and 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 32A, as follows:
Table 32A- BUSINESS/INDUSTRIAL PARK DIRECTIONAL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 3, 4 AND DISTRICT 5 (2008-445)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area N/A N/A 14.0 m2
ii Maximum height N/A N/A 3.0 m
iii Illumination N/A N/A External or internal
PART 11C- VILLAGE PEDESTRIAN DIRECTIONAL SIGN REGULATIONS (2001-401)
SIGN REGULATIONS (2008-445)
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL VILLAGE PEDESTRIAN DIRECITONAL SIGNS (2008-445)
186J. Every owner of a village pedestrian directional sign shall ensure that each blade contained in the sign (2008-445)
    (a) is of the same size and background colour as every other blade in the sign; (2008-445)
    (b) identifies the registered company name and contains a directional arrow, and may include the company logo only; and (2008-445)
    (c) includes letters of a contrasting colour to the background of the blade. (2008-445)

LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS (2008-445)
186K. Every owner of a village pedestrian sign shall ensure that: (2008-445)
    (a) there is a minimum clearance of 2.13 m from grade to the underside of the lowest blade on the sign; and (2008-445)
    (b) the post of the sign is set a minimum of 0.9 m in the ground and in a concrete form having a minimum diameter at 20cm, such that there is no horizontal or vertical movement of the sign. (2008-445)
DISTRICT REGULATIONS (2008-445)
186L. In table 32B of Section 186M, (2008-445)
    (a) Column 1 sets out the aspect of the sign that is regulated;
    (b) Column II sets out the regulation where land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is residential; (2008-445)
    (c) Column III sets out the regulation where land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is institutional; (2008-445)
    (d) Column IV sets out the regulation where the land-use of the premises upon which the sign is located is other than residential or institutional; and (2008-445)
    (e) “N/A” means not applicable, as the sign is not permitted. (2008-445)
186M. No person shall erect, cause to be erected or maintain a village pedestrian sign in District 2, 3, 4 and 5 unless it complies with the regulations set out in Table 32B as follows: (2008-445)
TABLE 32B – VILLAGE PEDESTRIAN DIRECTIONAL SIGNS ~ DISTRICT 2, 3, 4 AND DISTRICT 5 (2008-445)
  I
ASPECT REGULATED
II
RESIDENTIAL
III
INSTITUTIONAL
IV
OTHER USES
i Maximum area (per blade) N/A N/A 900 cm2
ii Maximum height N/A N/A 3.0 m
iii Illumination N/A N/A N/A
PART 12 - DEVELOPER SIGN REGULATIONS (2008-218)
DEVELOPMENT SIGNS (2008-218)
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL DEVELOPMENT SIGNS (2008-218)
187. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a development ground sign within 30 m of another development ground sign on the same street frontage. (2008-218)
188. Where the development sign is a wall sign, the owner of the sign shall ensure that it is not on the same building face as another development sign. (2008-218)
189. (1) The owner of the development sign shall ensure that the duration of a development sign does not exceed the time of promotion and marketing of the development. (2008-218)
  (2) No owner of a development sign shall fail to remove a development sign from the premises no later than 60 days after the promotion and marketing of the development has ceased. (2008-218)
ILLUMINATION (2008-218)
190. The owner of a development sign shall ensure that illumination is: (2008-218)
    (a) external only, (2008-218)
    (b) task oriented, (2008-218)
    (c) located at the top of the sign structure, and (2008-218)
    (d) directed downward on the sign face. (2008-218)
191. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a development sign that is illuminated by or contains flashing, intermittent illumination, a rotating or changing light, beam or beacon or contains readograph or electronic messages. (2008-218)
192. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a development sign that is illuminated within 30 m of a residential use in a residential zone except a development sign located at a sales centre. (2008-218)
193. In Table 33 of Section 195, (2008-218)
    (a) Column I sets out the aspect of the sign that is to be regulated; and (2008-218)
    (b) Columns II, III, IV, V and VI set out the regulation for the area of the development. (2008-218)
194. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a development sign unless it complies with the regulation set out in Table 33 as follows: (2008-218)
194A Despite Section 194, a development with four or less dwelling units is restricted to a non-illuminated ground sign displaying information about the contractor or architect site provided the sign:
    (a) does not exceed a height of 1.5 metres;
    (b) does not exceed an area of 1.4 square metres; and,
    (c) is removed after the construction is complete. (2012-029)
TABLE 33 - Development Signs (2008-218)
I
ASPECT REGULATED

II
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT LESS THAN 550 M2

III
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 550 M2 TO 1000 M2

IV
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 1000 M2 TO 5000 M2

V
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 5000 M2 TO 10,000 M2

VI
AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OVER 1 HA

Maximum total sign face area 2 m2 6 m2 20 m2 50 m2 50 m2
per hectare
Maximum Height of any sign 3 5 5 7 7 m2
Maximum sign face area of any one sign 2 m2 6 m2 6 m2 20 m2 22 m2

 

DIRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SIGNS (2008-218)
RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL DIRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SIGNS (2008-218)
195. (1) A directional development ground sign is permitted in Districts 3, 4 and 5 on vacant land zoned for agricultural use for a duration of up to one year. (2008-218)
 
  (2) A directional development ground sign is not permitted in or within 500 m of a town or village. (2008-218)
 
  (3) A direction development wall sign is permitted in Districts 3, 4 and 5 provided the sign is located on a wall other than the front wall, on a building zoned for commercial or industrial use, located on the first storey and does not exceed a sign face area of 6 sq. m. but not to exceed 50% of the applicable wall area. (2008-218)
  (4) No owner of a directional development sign shall fail to remove a directional development sign from the premises immediately after the permit has expired. (2008-218)
  (5) A permit for a directional development sign, which has or is about to expire may, subject to the provisions of the by-law in effect at the time, be renewed for a further duration of up to one year, upon submission of a new directional development sign permit application as if it was an original application. (2008-218)
196. (1) A directional development sign shall be a ground sign or a wall sign. (2008-218)
  (2) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development sign that is not a ground sign or a wall sign. (2008-218)
197. (1) A directional development ground sign outside the greenbelt shall have a maximum height of 5 m from grade. (2008-218)
  (2) A directional development ground sign inside the greenbelt shall have a maximum height of 3 m from grade. (2008-218)
  (3) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development ground sign outside the greenbelt that has a height greater than 5 m from grade. (2008-218)
 
  (4) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development ground sign inside the greenbelt that has a height greater than 3 m from grade. (2008-218)
198. (1)  A directional development ground sign outside the greenbelt shall have a maximum sign face area of 9.0 m². (2008-218)
  (2) A directional development ground sign inside the greenbelt shall have a maximum sign face area of 3.0 m². (2008-218)
  (3) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development ground sign outside the greenbelt that has a sign face area greater than 9.0 m². (2008-218)
  (4) No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development ground sign inside the greenbelt that has a sign face area greater than 3.0 m². (2008-218)
199. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain a directional development ground sign within 100 m of a road intersection. (2008-218)
200. No person shall erect or cause to be erected or maintain off-premise directional development sign unless it is non-illuminated. (2008-218)
201. The fee for a directional development sign permit shall be equal to a sign permit fee. (2008-218)
 
LOCATION AND POSITIONING RESTRICTIONS (2008-218)
202. No person shall erect or cause to be erected a directional development ground sign outside the greenbelt unless: (2008-218)
    (a) it is located within a 12 km radius from the development to which the sign applies; (2008-218)
    (b) it is located on the right side of the road adjacent to the flow of traffic toward the property identified on the sign; (2008-218)
    (c) there is a minimum distance of 1000 m between directional development signs on the same side of a roadway; (2008-218)
    (d) there is a minimum distance of 1000 m from a directional development sign in the public right of way. (2008-218)
    (e) it has a minimum setback from a property line abutting a street of 2 m plus the height of the sign; (2008-218)
    (f) it has a minimum setback from a side or rear yard property line of 1 m, and; (2008-218)
    (g) it is located at least 30 m from any other ground sign. (2008-218)
PART 12A – LANSDOWNE PARK SPECIAL SIGN DISTRICT
202A. The Lansdowne Park Special Sign District is established for the area of Lansdowne Park shown in Schedule B.
202B.

(1) Despite any other section of this By-law, a permanent sign located within Lansdowne Park shall conform to the objectives, and applicable policies and guidelines, of the Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan as determined by the General Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department, and to the regulations of the Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan.

(2) The provisions of this By-law shall apply to any permanent sign located within Lansdowne Park but in the event of a conflict between the provisions of this By-law and the Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan, the Lansdowne Signage and Wayfinding Plan shall take precedence to the extent of any such conflict.

202C.

(1) The Director shall only issue a permit for a permanent sign located within Lansdowne Park upon the approval of the General Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department.

(2) A permit for a permanent sign issued by the Director pursuant to subsection (1) shall contain any conditions set out in approval of the General Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department.* (2012-431)

202D

Despite Section 44, there are no permit fees for information, wayfinding, gateway, or stadium signs in Lansdowne Park. (2014-248)

PART 13 - ENFORCEMENT
ENTRY
203. The Director, the Director of By-law Services or an Officer may, at any reasonable time, enter upon any land and into any building for the purpose of,
    (a) inspecting a sign,
    (b) determining whether the sign has been erected or maintained in compliance with,
      (i) this by-law,
      (ii) a condition of a permit issued under this by-law, or
      (iii) an order made under this by-law; and
    (c) determining if a sign is unsafe.
UNSAFE SIGN
204. A sign is unsafe if,
    (a) it is structurally inadequate or faulty,
    (b) it is in a condition that could be hazardous to the health or safety of any person, or
    (c) it is located in a manner so as to cause an obstruction or to be hazardous to the health or safety of any person. (2012-401)
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
205. (1) Where a sign,
    (a) is not erected or maintained,
      (i) in compliance with a provision of this by-law, or
      (ii) in accordance with condition of a permit issued under this by-law, or
    (b) is in an unsafe condition,
    the Director, the Director of By-law Services or an Officer may make a Notice of Violation, requiring the contravener to remove the sign or correct the violation and bring the sign into conformity in the manner and within the time specified in the Notice.
  (2) The Notice of Violation referred to in subsection (1) shall be served on the owner or persons whom the Director, the Director of By-law Services or an Officer believes is contravening this by-law. (2012-401).
CONTENTS OF NOTICE TO VIOLATION
206. The Notice of Violation referred to in Section 205 shall:
    (a) set out the contravention or unsafe condition,
    (b) identify the required corrective action,
    (c) provide a deadline for compliance or state that the Notice of Violation is to be complied with immediately, and
    (d) include a statement that if the requirements of the Notice of Violation have not been complied with within the time specified, the Director or the Director of By-law Services , their contractor or other agent may enter the property and pull down or remove the sign and in so far as possible restore the site to its original condition at the expense of the owner without any further notice.
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH NOTICE OF VIOLATION
207. In addition to any other enforcement action, where a Notice of Violation under Section 206 is not complied with within the time specified in the Notice, the Director or the Director of By-law Services may have the sign removed and the site restored as far as possible to its original condition and, for this purpose, the Director or the Director of By-law Services, their contractor or other agent may at any time enter upon the land containing the sign in respect of which the Notice was made.
208. After making a Notice of Violation under Section 205, and where the sign is in an unsafe condition, the Director or the Director of By-law Services may, either before or after the Notice is served, have the sign removed and in so doing may take any intermediate measures as are considered necessary to terminate any immediate danger and, for this purpose, the Director or Director of By-law Services, their contractor or other agent may at any time enter upon the land containing the sign in respect of which the Notice was made.
SERVICE OF NOTICE OF VIOLATION
209. (1) The Notice of Violation referred to in Section 205 may be given:
    (a) by personal service upon the party being served,
    (b) by prepaid registered mail sent to the address of the party being served as shown on the records of the Director or the Director of By-law Services, or
    (c) by prominently posting up a copy of the notice either,
      (i) on the sign in respect of which the notice is given, or
      (ii) on the land upon that sign is located.
  (2) Where the notice is given in accordance with clause (1)(a), it is deemed to have been received by the party being served on the date of service on the party being served.
  (3) Where the notice is given in accordance with clause (1)(b), it is deemed to have been received by the party being served on the fifth day after the document is mailed.
  (4) Where the notice is given in accordance with clause (1)(c), it is deemed to have been received by the party being served upon posting up of the notice.
SIGN MAY BE REMOVED FROM CITY-OWNED PROPERTY
210. Where a permanent sign is placed on City-owned property contrary to any provisions of this by-law, the Director or the Director of By-law Services may pull down or remove the sign or cause the sign to be pulled down or removed at the expense of the owner.
SIGN TO BE STORED
211. A permanent sign that is removed pursuant to this by-law shall be stored by the City for at least thirty days, during which time the owner or agent may claim and retrieve the sign upon payment to the City of the impound and storage fees in accordance with Table 6 - Fees and Charges in Section 44.
SIGN MAY BE DESTROYED
212. If the permanent sign that is removed pursuant to this by-law is not claimed and retrieved by the owner or agent within thirty days of its removal,
    (a) the City is authorized to destroy or otherwise dispose of the sign, and
    (b) the Director or the Director of By-law Services is authorized to destroy or otherwise dispose of any sign,
  without any notice or compensation to the owner thereof.
COSTS TO BE RECOVERED
213. (1) The cost incurred by the City in removing a sign, restoring a site or destroying a stored sign under Sections 38, 205 or 212, including the cost of any intermediate measures taken to terminate an immediate danger, is a debt due the City and may be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction. (2008-218)
  (2) Despite subsection (1), the costs incurred by the City under Sections 38 or 205 may be recovered by adding the costs to the tax roll and collecting them in the same manner as taxes.
LIABILITY
214. The owner of a permanent sign and any person erecting, causing to be erected, or maintaining any permanent sign or sign structure shall be liable and responsible for such sign or sign structure.
IMMUNITY AND INDEMNITY
215. The City shall not be liable for any damage to or loss of a permanent sign that was erected in contravention of the provisions of this by-law and removed by the City the Director or the Director of By-law Services.
216. The City shall not be liable for any loss of revenue resulting from the removal of a sign pursuant to the provisions of this by-law.
217. The City is hereby indemnified and saved harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, loss, costs, damages, expenses or otherwise arising from the erection, maintenance, removal or falling of such sign, sign structure or part thereof.
PART 14 - GENERAL
OFFENCES
GENERAL OFFENCE
218. Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of this by-law is guilty of an offence.
FALSE OR INCORRECT INFORMATION
219. No person shall knowingly furnish false or incorrect information for the purposes of obtaining a permit.
CONDITION OF GRANTING A PERMIT
220. No person shall contravene a term, provision or restriction in a permit that was imposed by Council as a condition of issuing the permit.
OBSTRUCT, HINDER OR INTERFERE WITH AN OFFICER
221. No person shall obstruct, hinder or otherwise interfere with an Officer in the performance of his or her duties under this by-law.
PRODUCTION OF PERMIT
222. No permit holder shall fail to produce his or her permit for inspection upon the request of the Director of By-law Services or Officer.
FAILING TO COMPLY WITH NOTICE
223. No person shall fail to comply with a Notice of Violation made pursuant to Section 205 and served pursuant to Section 209.
FINES
224. Every person who is convicted of an offence under this by-law is liable to a fine as provided for in the Province Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chap. P.33, as amended.
PROHIBITION ORDER
225. When a person has been convicted of an offence under this by-law,
    (a) the Ontario Court of Justice, or
    (b) any court of competent jurisdiction thereafter,
  may, in addition to any other penalty imposed on the person convicted, make an order prohibiting the continuation or repetition of the offence by the person convicted.
REPEAL
226. The following By-law of the old municipalities are repealed:
    (a) By-law No. 72-88 of the Corporation of the Township of Cumberland entitled "Being a by-law to regulate and prohibit signs and other advertising devices in the Township of Cumberland", as amended,
    (b) By-law No. 79 of 1991 of the Corporation of the City of Gloucester entitled "A by-law for prohibiting or regulating signs and other advertising devices and the posting of notices on private property within the City of Gloucester", as amended,
    (c) By-law No. 73 of 1990 of the Corporation of the City of Gloucester entitled "Being a by-law to regulate the use or display of portable signs" as amended,
    (d) By-law No. 23-96 of the Corporation of the Township of Goulbourn entitled "Being a by-law of the Corporation of the Township of Goulbourn regulating the use or display of permanent, portable and temporary signs and other advertising devices", as amended,
    (e) By-law No. 66-98 of the Corporation of the City of Kanata entitled "Being a by-law of the Corporation of the City of Kanata regulating SIGNS and other advertising devices", as amended,
    (f) By-law No. 002-99 of the Corporation of the City of Nepean entitled "Being a by-law of the Corporation of the City of Nepean regulating permanent signs and other advertising devices", as amended,
    (g) By-law No. 165-93 of the Corporation of the City of Nepean entitled "Being a By-law of The Corporation of the City of Nepean to regulate the use or display of portable and temporary signs", as amended,
    (h) By-law No. 30-1988 of the Corporation of the Township of Osgoode entitled "Being a by-law for prohibiting or regulating signs and other advertising devices and the posting of notices within the Township of Osgoode", as amended,
    (i) By-law Number 36-2000 of The Corporation of the City of Ottawa entitled "A by-law of The Corporation of the City of Ottawa regulating or prohibiting the construction, erection, alteration and placing of signs and other advertising devices within its territory; and regulating the size, design, operation, maintenance and appearance of signs and other advertising devices", as amended,
    (j) By-law No. 84-82 of the Corporation of the Township of Rideau entitled "A by-law to regulate the size, use, location and maintenance of signs within the Township of Rideau, as amended,
    (k) By-law 88-33 of the Corporation of the Village of Rockcliffe Park entitled "A by-law of the Corporation of the Village of Rockcliffe Park respecting signs and advertising devices", as amended,
    (l) By-law No. 3256 of the Corporation of the City of Vanier entitled "Being a by-law for prohibiting and regulating signs and other advertising devices and the posting of notices within the City of Vanier", as amended,
    (m) By-law No. 55-1997 of the Corporation of the Township of West Carleton entitled "Being a by-law to regulate billboard signs in the Township of West Carleton", as amended.
SHORT TITLE
227. This by-law may be referred to as the "Permanent Signs on Private Property By- law".
    ENACTED AND PASSED this 12th day of October, 2005.
    CITY CLERK          MAYOR

SCHEDULE "A"

Sign Permit Application - Requirements for Submission

The following information is required in order to make an application for a Sign Permit:

  1. A completed application form and sign detail form.
  2. A fee for each sign - refer to Table 6 of Section 44.
  3. Elevation drawing(s) to scale of:
    • the building(s) façade(s), displaying the proposed sign(s), existing signs and architectural features of the building(s), or
    • the proposed ground sign(s).
  4. Installation and construction details, including:
    • cross-sectional details displaying wall construction, size/type of sign fasteners and method of connection to the building structure, or
    • foundation and structural details for ground signs.
  5. Site plan of the property to scale displaying:
    • the proposed sign location(s), dimensioned property lines, setback from property lines and easement/right-of-way locations;
    • existing development on the site: i.e. buildings, landscaping, parking areas, vehicle entrances/exits, existing signs, etc; and
    • traffic signal locations;
    • an application for a billboard and/or street ad sign(s) must include all of the above, plus the following:
      • location of the building(s) on adjacent properties;
      • location of existing billboard(s) and/or street ad signs in the vicinity; and
      • location of NCC Parkway/Driveway, and Provincial Highway, if applicable.
  6. Photograph(s) of the building(s) for a wall sign or of the site for a ground sign.
  7. A sign structure shall be designed by an Architect or Professional Engineer of the Province of Ontario where:
    • a sign protrudes more than 1 m from a building; or
    • a projecting sign is attached to a parapet wall, or weighs more than 115 kg; or a ground sign structure exceeds 7.5 m above grade.

NOTE:

  • Two (2) copies of each drawing TO SCALE are required to accompany a sign permit application.
  • Multiple signs on the same property may be applied for concurrently under one sign permit application.
  • Submission requirements may vary according to sign classification and sign type.

SCHEDULE "B" (2012-431)

For a copy of Schedule "B", please send an email to addressingandsigns@ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1.

BY-LAW NO. 2005 - 439

A by-law of the city of Ottawa regulating permanent signs on private property.

Enacted by City Council at its meeting of October 12, 2005

LEGAL SERVICES
G04-01-SIGN

COUNCIL AUTHORITY:
City Council of September 28, 2005
PEC Report 35A, Item 1

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