A permit is required before installing a permanent building sign, and free-standing (pylon) sign, portable sign (A-frame), or mobile sign. Guelph’s Sign Bylaw does not permit flashing/revolving signs, inflatable signs, signs for home-based businesses, signs which obstruct the vision of drivers.
Building signs or a free-standing (pylon) signsBuilding permit application
Portable Signs (such as an A-frame/sandwich board) require a permit. If the sign is to be placed on the boulevard (City property) please be aware there may be additional regulations.Portable sign permit application
Mobile signs require a permit prior to installation.Mobile sign permit application Third-party mobile sign permit application for non-for-profit organizations
Related forms and feesSign Bylaw variance application Sign permit fees
Please get permission for posters
Posters are permitted on approved poster sleeves on utility poles in front of secondary schools and downtown, and on the downtown community board.
To place a poster on the downtown community board, please contact the Downtown Guelph Business Association
Put a banner on the Norfolk Street Bridge
Not-for-profit organizations can apply to ServiceGuelph for permission to place a temporary banner on the Norfolk Street Bridge.Complete the Norfolk Street Bridge banner application
For more information
For information regarding Street Signs and Traffic Directional Signs, please contact Operations at 519-837-5628.