Display authorization certificate

Building, installing, moving, modifying or repairing a sign is prohibited without an authorization certificate. One certificate is required for each sign.
(By-law 808 – Permits and certificates, article 44)

One movable sign, commonly known as a "sandwich board", per business is authorized. (new by-law)

Useful information

It is important to check all applicable by-laws.

Authorized surface area of sign

Sign on a building (sign installed flat against a building)

  • a sign’s maximum thickness is 0.2 m

  • the sign’s surface area must not exceed 10% of the surface area of the wall on the front of the business without exceeding 9.29 m2

  • a sign installed flat against a building must not jut out from the wall when installed less than 1.8 m from the ground and when the wall is immediately adjacent to the sidewalk, unless adequate protection has been installed.

Sign installed on a pole, wall or base

The dimensions of signs on poles or bases may differ based on the zone.

The Town of Rosemère’s Urban Planning by-laws are available upon request by email at: permis.inspections@ville.rosemere.qc.ca

How to obtain an authorization certificate for a sign

To obtain a certificate authorizing a sign, you must complete the document "Form - Sign" in Downloads at the left of the page, take note of current municipal by-laws (document "Business - Signs" in Downloads) and attach the required documents, including the fee for payment of said certificate, submitting your entire file to the Permits and Inspections Department.

The cost of an authorization certificate for a sign is $50

*Payment by cheque, credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or debit card.

Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP)

It should be noted that signage is subject to the by-law on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program (SPAIP). Consequently, sign projects must first be submitted to the Urban Planning Advisory Committee (CCU), which will subsequently issue a recommendation to the Municipal Council, for a final decision.

The cost of studying a project subject to SPAIP criteria is $55

*Payment by cheque, cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or debit card.

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