Sign Permit

A sign permit is required for any sign or advertising device, including:

  • Ground signs
  • Wall signs
  • Marquee signs
  • Awning and projecting signs
  • Pole signs
  • Roof signs
  • Temporary mobile signs

Permits are not required for sandwich board signs or election signs.

Apply for a Sign Permit

To apply for a sign permit you must include:

  • Sign Permit Application
  • Site Plan showing the location of the proposed sign
  • Owner authorization letter (if you do not own the property)

For all temporary mobile signs, you must include the date of installation and the date of removal on the application.

You can apply online for a sign permit through our online permitting system Cloudpermit. You can also download the application form and submit in person or via email.

Sign Permit Bylaw

Chapter 0754 Signs Other Advertising Devices Bylaw

Sight Triangle

A sight triangle is the triangular space formed by the street lines and a line drawn from a point in one street, to a point in the other street line, each point being 9 metres (29.5 feet), measured along the line from the point of intersection of the street lines. No sign shall be located on a corner lot, within this sight triangle.

Temporary Mobile Signs

Temporary mobile signs are intended for limited display and include all signs that are designed to be easily moved from place to place. Temporary mobile signs must:

  • Be set up for no longer than 30 days within a calendar year, per business
  • Not have flashing lights of any kind
  • Not create traffic sight problems

Temporary mobile signs are prohibited on any non-residential zoned property in the area bounded by:

Boundary Direction


North Side

Canterbury Street and Buller Street

East Side

Huron Street and Wilson Street

South Side

Main Street and Hounsfield Street

West Side

Vansittart Avenue and Broadway Street

Sandwich Board Signs

You can have one sandwich board sign per property, permitted on the sidewalk in front of the business being advertised. This sign does not require a permit, however, the sign must:

  • Be a maximum height of 3.5 feet and a maximum width of 2 feet
  • Not have illumination or animation of any kind
  • Be located between 2 feet and 4 feet from the curb
  • Be displayed during business hours, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Not impede pedestrian traffic
  • Display the name and telephone number of the business
  • Be located outside of the sight triangle

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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