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Sign Permits

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Signage and other forms of outdoor advertising are important to the success of many businesses. Building and By-law Services uses a permit process to make sure signs in Tillsonburg:

  • are the appropriate size
  • are put in proper locations
  • are built and installed correctly so they aren't dangerous to the public
  • don't negatively impact neighbouring properties

Sign regulations

By-law 3798 regulates signs, advertising devices and the posting of notices in Tillsonburg.

The application process for sign permits varies depending on whether a sign is temporary or permanent.

 

Mobile/Temporary Signs

Mobile/Temporary signs cannot be installed in Tillsonburg without a sign permit. Permits are valid for 30 days and can be renewed for a maximum of 180 days in a 12-month period.

  • signs can only be installed on the property of the business they are advertising
  • signs must be a 30 metre distance from other mobile signs
  • signs cannot be placed in sight triangles or near driveways that may block motorists' view
  • signs must not be animated or flashing
 Resources

Here are some resources that can help you prepare your application.

 Fees
 $25.00 per month
 Application Forms
 Mobile/Temporary Sign Application
 Permanent Signs

Permanent signs cannot be installed in Tillsonburg without a sign permit. All applications must be accompanied by a scaled drawing which will include information on:

  • materials used;
  • letters;
  • numerals;
  • insignia;
  • logo;
  • colours;
  • dimensions of the sign area, sign face, copy area and support members;
  • the maximum height, clearance and projection;
  • description of the copy or wording to be displayed;
  • all relevant structural information.
 Resources

Here are some resources that can help you prepare your sign permit application:

 Fees

 Sign Permit Application Fee

  • $50.00 for the first $1000.00 of estimated construction value
  • $5.00 for each additional $1000.00 of estimated construction value or part thereof
 Application for Sign Variance Fee

Minor- $250.00

Major- $375.00

 Sign Variance Appeal to Council Fee
 $250.00

 

 Application Forms

Permanent Sign Permit Application

Sign Variance Application

 

 

 

 

 

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