The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Election signs on Regional roads to be in compliance with the Region's sign by-law

WHITBY, ON May 15, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to remind provincial election candidates of the importance of following Regional By-Law No. 22-2014 – which regulates temporary signs and banners on Regional roads – when considering placement of all election signs.

A copy of the Temporary Sign By-Law No. 22-2014 is available online at and a list of Regional Roads is available at The by-law helps ensure that safe sightlines are maintained for pedestrians and drivers.

Signs in contravention of the by-law may be removed without notice and the owner will be responsible for all expenses incurred with the removal and storage. Signs not claimed within 15 days of removal may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the Region without notice and without compensation. 

Signs must be removed within 48 hours after the election. The Region's Sign Recycling Program recycles all temporary signs, including election signs, made of corrugated plastic, plastic film and paperboard and supports keeping these materials out of landfill.  For more information, visit

For more information, contact the Durham Region Works Department, Traffic Engineering and Operations division at (905) 666-8116, or visit


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