Temporary signs on private property are regulated by By-law No. 2004 - 239. The following information provides an overview of this by-law, however if you would like more details, please refer to the actual by-law.
What does the by-law say?
- Four, 30-day temporary sign permits per business establishment are permitted in any calendar year. Inflatable signs for a maximum of seven days.
- Each 30-day temporary sign permit is $116. Each seven-day inflatable sign permit is $72.
- Each temporary sign must be located twenty-three metres (23m) away from another temporary sign.
- The temporary sign must be on the premises of the business it advertises.
- Some signs do not require a permit, but they must comply with the by-law regulations: Election signs, incidental signs, real estate signs, signs presenting a message that is political, civic, charitable, philanthropic, educational, artistic, cultural or religious in nature, signs identifying the sale of seasonal farm-site produce provided signs are placed on premises zoned agricultural, for sale signs and signs affixed to gasoline pumps.
- All temporary signs must display a clear and logical message relating to the business activity.
- Signage must be: in good repair, situated at grade, a maximum of 2.7 m in height and structurally safe.
- Signage must not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- The name and telephone number of the sign business must be visible on the sign.
- Temporary signs are not permitted on any premise zoned residential.
- Can be displayed on private property thirty (30) days in advance of the election date.
- Must be removed within 48 hours of the election.
- See Regulations – Elections Signs
Real Estate Signs
- One sign permitted for each street line of the premise offered for sale.
- Must be removed two weeks after sale of the premises