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Portable Signs

Commercial signage can add vibrancy to town streets and be a vital tool for businesses. Until recently, the Town of Riverview did not have regulations to support safety and aesthetic standards for signage. 

A new by-law and application process has been adopted to regulate signage location, types, sizes and the length of time a portable sign can be erected. These guidelines will balance the value to businesses with the need to ensure safety for passing pedestrians and motorists as well as maintaining visual appeal. 

The new portable sign regulations will be in place as of April 1, 2019 and all portable signs after that date will require a permit. In addition, no signs will be permitted to be placed along the riverfront lands owned by the Town (view map here).

Prior to submitting a formal application, all applicants should familiarize themselves with the following by-laws:

  • Town of Riverview Portable Sign By-Law 700-60  
  • Town of Riverview Signs on Town-Owned Land By-Law 700-65

Application process

  1. Complete application and submit to or the Municipal Payments Counter at Riverview Town Hall (30 Honour House Court).
  2. Upon review, applicant will receive confirmation of approval and instructions to complete permit payment. *Non-profit organizations are exempt from permit fee. 
  3. Permit is valid until March 31 of the following year, except for a special permit which expires 30 days from the date of issuance. Only two special permits can be purchased per calendar year for any one lot. Permit fees are not prorated. 
  4. Applicant must remove signage upon expiration of permit. 
For more information, contact:
By-Law Enforcement