Some signs do not require a permit. Common examples include but are not limited to:
A-frame (sandwich board) signs, provided that they are removed at the end of the business day;
Home Occupation signs for businesses operating out of residential homes;
Real Estate signs for properties that are for sale (size varies between zones);
Open House (must display date and hours of the open house);
Directional signs, provided that they are removed within four (4) hours of the conclusion of the event;
Window Signs, (not to exceed 25% of the combined window and door surface area of the building);
Construction and Contractor Signs indicating the name of construction firms or contractors working on site.
For a full list of signs that do not require a permit please consult the Sign By-Law or contact By-law Enforcement Services.