If you run a business, corporation, or institution you will probably want to advertise and/or identify your business with a sign or signs. It is recommended that you review Sign By-law to determine if the sign you want to display requires a permit.
All documents and information needed to apply for a sign permit can be obtained below or by visiting the 2nd floor of City Hall.
Each application shall be accompanied by:
- application fee
- a plan to scale which indicates:
- dimensions of the proposed sign, including the proposed height above grade
- the location on the site including setbacks from property lines
- the type of materials involved in the construction, lighting and support of the proposed sign.
Applying for a variance to the Sign By-law:
All signs to be displayed in the City, whether on private or public property, require a sign permit from the Planning Department. The following exceptions are allowed and may be subject to limitations:
- Interior Signs
- A change in the message displayed on the sign or advertising device.
- A temporary non-illuminated real estate sign.
- A sign required to be erected and displayed by law.
- A temporary non-illuminated sign related to candidacy for a federal, provincial or municipal election.
- A non-illuminated directional sign.
- Non-illuminated identification sign.
- Signs used by places of worship, schools or civic organizations.
- A plaque identifying a building or structure and its architectural or historical significance.
- Temporary Construction Signs
Downtown North Bay
An information brochure has been developed to assist with the Sign Permit requirements in the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA).