Sign Permits


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Building Division
50 Andrew Street South,
Suite 300,Orillia,ON.
L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-329-7258
Fax: 705-329-2670

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Appropriate signage reflects the character of a community. Inappropriate signage - too many, too big, in the wrong place or poor in appearance - can have the opposite effect. That's why a permit is needed for all new signs. There are two different application forms:

  • An application form for temporary/portable signs
  • An application for permanent fixed signs

Temporary/Portable Sign Application (i.e. mobile signs, sandwich board signs, banners)
Permanent Sign Application (i.e. Wall, Projecting Wall, Ground and Development Signs)               

Checklist (instructions to complete the sign permit application and requirements for submission)

Sign By-Law

Sign Fees

NOTE: All applicants must complete the Source water pre-screening application form and submit with their permit application. 

Source Water Protection Pre-Screening Application Form:

Effective July 1st, 2015, in accordance with the provincially approved South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and Clean Water Act, 2006, all potential applicants who plan to submit a permit(s) or application(s) listed below are required to complete a Pre-Application Screening Form prior to the City accepting a permit or application. Please find the Pre-Application Screening form below:

Pre-Application Screening Form (click here to download, complete and submit with permit application)

 Contact Environmental Services Department  for more information.


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