Sign Permit Application

The County of Peterborough Council enacted the new Sign By-law 2021-35 which sets out regulations for signs installed within County road allowances.

The Sign By-law was developed in 2019/2020 in consultation with the Sign By-law Working Committee comprised of citizen and business representatives to provide strategic advice to County Council on aspects of the Sign By-law.

In enacting the Sign By-law, County Council recognized the opportunity to support local businesses in this region by continuing the Bush County Sign program as a component of the Sign By-law.

The Sign By-law provides information and specifications on the types of signs that are permitted , the types of signs that are exempted from permits and the types of signs that are prohibited  from being installed within a County road allowance.

Businesses may contact the Public Works (PW) department to discuss options and eligibility for signage for business identification or advertising purposes. Interested parties are encouraged to review the Sign By-law and the associated specifications.

The Sign By-law is administered and enforced by PW who will receive applications for permission to install a sign(s) within a County road allowance.

The Corporation of the County of Peterborough requires the applicant to provide proof of insurance coverage (attached hereto and forming part of this application), specifically:

  • “Commercial General Liability” insurance
  • naming the Corporation of the County of Peterborough as an “Additional Insured”
  • for a minimum of $5 million.

The Applicant and its’ Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the County of Peterborough against any and all liability for property damages or injury to persons resulting from or arising out of, or in any way connected with the presence of the Contractor, its servants, agents or employees, and persons duly authorized by the Contractor, on the road allowance, and shall reimburse the County of Peterborough for all costs, expenses and any loss incurred by it in consequence of any claims, demands and causes of action which may be brought against it arising out of the presence of the Contractor, its servants, agents or employees and persons duly authorized by the County of Peterborough, on the road allowance.
The permit holder is responsible to ensure that insurance coverage does not expire during the tenure of this permit and is responsible to apply annually for same.

Personal information collected on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and will be used for the purpose of responding to your request. Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to the Clerk at or calling 705-743-0380.

If you require this information in an accessible format, please contact the County Clerk at, or 705-743-0380 extension 2101.