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Sign By-law

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The Sign By-law 52-09 regulates the size, location and number of signs that are permitted on any property, business and/or at special events within the Town of Richmond Hill. Its intent is to regulate signs for the purpose of improving community appearance and traffic, structural, and fire safety, land use compatibility and the ease of property or premises identification and for the purposes of carrying out the objectives of the Official Plan and the public interest.

Sign Permit Costs – Effective January 1, 2016

Mobile Sign (21 day permit) $109
Portable Sign (21 day permit) $109
Permanent Wall or Ground Sign $225

For all other sign fees, please refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law.

The Illustrated Guidelines for the Sign By-law 52-09 – The Village Core have been created to assist business premises and property owners within the Village Core to navigate By-law 52-09 and better understand the permitted types, size and locations of signage within this unique area. In addition, the document provides guidance regarding the signage application and approval process.
  • Illustrated Guidelines for the Sign By-law 52-09 – The Village Core [PDF]

    Illegal Signage Removal
    Richmond Hill staff periodically remove illegal signage from boulevards, light posts, etc. Offenders are prosecuted when possible.

    Residents may remove illegal signage from their property. To report illegal signage on public property, please email or call 905-771-0198.

    Note: Richmond Hill does not remove signs from Regional Roads but we will report problem areas to the Region of York.

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