Temporary Sign Permits


Temporary Sign Permits

Businesses that would like to have a temporary sign to promote a new business or a special event, may do so by submitting a Temporary Sign Permit Application 1 to 2 business days before the proposed start date.

Signs cannot be erected before the permit has been issued.

Available permits

Banner Signs (Schedule "1") 
Issued for a period not exceeding 30 days; not more than 8 permits

Feather Banner Signs (Schedule "2")
Issued for a period not exceeding 30 days; not more than 2 permits

Inflatable Sign (Schedule "3")
Issued for a period not exceeding 30 days; not more than 2 permits

Mobile Signs - portable (Schedule "4")
Issued for a period not exceeding 15 days; not more than 2 permits

Temporary Signs (Schedule "5")
Issued for a charity or non-profit organization for a maximum of 21 days prior to the date of the Special Event


To apply for a permit, complete the Temporary Sign Permit Application and email along with a Letter of Permission (if applicable) to or in person at the Customer Service Centre.  If you are not the owner of the property where the temporary sign is to be placed, obtain a Letter of Permission from the owner saying that you may place a sign on their property for the specified time

For more  details please see our Sign by-law & for pricing please see our Current Fees & Charges By-law.

We will call when your permit is approved and ready for pick up.  Payment is due when you pick the permit up from our Customer Service Centre.  

Temporary Election Signs - Provincial and Federal Elections

Election Signs relating to a federal or provincial election shall not be erected or displayed until the day that the writ of election is issued. In order to prepare for the placement of Election Signs, the Candidate or his or her agent may make the required deposit with the Town at any time prior to the issuance of the writ of election.

  • Complete the Temporary Election Signs Application Form
  • Forward the completed Temporary Election Signs Application Form to our Customer Service Centre, with the required deposit. 
  • For complete regulations relating to erecting election signs on local roads in Town, please refer to the Town's Election Sign By-law 2018-050-RE.
  • Information regarding election signs on York Regional Roads in Town, please refer to the Regional Sign By-law 2015-36.
  • Guide to Election Signs

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