Deadline to remove municipal election signs is 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 27

Published on
October 25, 2022
Council, committees and City Hall

Candidates for Mayor, City Councillor and School Board Trustee, as well as registered third party advertisers for the 2022 Municipal Elections must remove all election signs on both public and private property by 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 27.

The City of Ottawa has two signs by-laws that regulate election signs for municipal, provincial, and federal elections: the Temporary Signs on Private Property By-law and the Signs on City Roads By-law. All signs must adhere to the regulations set out in these by-laws.

By-law and Regulatory Services is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s Signs on City Roads and Temporary Signs on Private Property by-laws. Any concerns or complaints regarding election signs should be directed to 3-1-1.

Interfering with or damaging election signs is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Individuals that witness election sign tampering can contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222. Owners of election signs that are tampered with can report the incidents online at or through the Police Reporting Unit at 613-236-1222, extension 7300.

For more information about the 2022 Municipal Elections, visit or contact the Elections Office.

You can also connect with the City of Ottawa’s Elections Office through Facebook and Twitter.