Notice to Heritage District Business Owners - Town Sign By-law Enforcement

Hello, Heritage District Business Owner,

Thank you for choosing Niagara-on-the-Lake as a place to conduct business. Your business is an essential contributor to our Town’s economic prosperity, and your dedication and service to our community and beyond are valuable and appreciated.

As we transition to the bustling spring and summer season, the Town wishes to inform business owners that the Town’s Sign By-law (By-law 4586-12) will once again be enforced.

Section 5.03 of this By-law states that all signs within the Queen-Picton Zone require a Heritage Permit and a Sign Permit prior to display, except Temporary Signs, which require a Sign Permit only. Sandwich Board Signs (A-Frame) are not permitted in the Queen-Picton Zone as indicated in Schedule "B" of the By-law.

If signs are found in the Queen-Picton area that do not have a Heritage Permit or a Sign Permit or are prohibited signs within that Zone, business owners may be subject to a penalty of $350.00.

If you have any questions about the information provided, please contact

Thank you for your cooperation, and we wish you a wonderful and successful spring and summer season.


Erin Montanaro, Supervisor of By-law Enforcement

906-486-3266 |