Sign Permits

We've made a visual guide to help interpret Sign By-law 2018-153

Sign by-law 2018-153 (as amended) provides regulations of various sign types including elections signs, mobile signs, fascia signs and advertising signs.

Sign By-law visual guide can assist with understanding the sign types included in the by-law. This guide contains photographs of various sign types that are defined and regulated in the Sign By-law.

Please note that this guide is intended for convenience only. Please refer to Sign by-law 2018-153,(as amended) for specific regulations. Please note the by-law as amended should be used for reference purposes only.

Applying for a sign permit?

Completed application packages may now be submitted by email.

Find the sign application you are looking for on this page to find out what documentation is required.

Once your application is completed, please send the full package by email to An email with payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of a complete application by Enforcement Services.

Completed applications with payment by cheque will also continue to be accepted by mail to:

Municipal Enforcement Services
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3

Fixed signs

If you want to install a fixed sign, please visit the Fixed Signs page for more information. You may also download and complete the fixed sign permit application (pdf).

Temporary Signs

For more information please visit the Temporary Signs page.

Under by-law, signs permitted for a specified period of time will now be classified as Temporary signs. Temporary signs will incorporate the following sign types:

  • mobile signs
  • wall banner signs
  • inflatable signs
  • feather banner signs
  • pole poster sign
  • wall poster sign (fascia sign)
  • flag sign
  • window sign
  • A-frame sign (private property)
  • Development A-frame signs (public property)
  • real estate fascia sign (non-residential)
  • real estate ground sign (non-residential)
  • hoarding sign