Attention all REALTORS® – Brampton sign By-Law Amendment

To amend By-law 399-2002, as amended,

The Sign By-law

WHEREAS the current provision of the Sign By-law pertaining to Open House Directional Signs was adopted in 2005; and

WHEREAS a revised setback from the roadway will provide more flexibility for the placement of real estate open house signs resulting in greater visibility of the signs to passers-by; and

WHEREAS for sale or lease signs on private property are primarily installed and removed by a third party hired by the real estate agent;

NOW THEREFORE The Council of the Corporation of the City ofBrampton ENACTS as follows.

THAT By-law 399-2002, as amended, is hereby further amended:

1)    By replacing the following sentence to Section 9 EXEMPTIONS FOR SIGNS ON A ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY:

(9)        Open House Directional Signs, provided that:

(a)      The signs shall be placed only during the hours of the open house;

(b)      No sign shall be located on a centre median of a roadway;

(c)      The signs shall be located a minimum distance of 1 m (3.3 ft) from the curb, asphalt or gravel shoulder of a roadway;

(d)      The signs shall be located a minimum distance of 0.3 m (1 ft) from a sidewalk; and

(e)      The signs shall consist of A-frame signs not exceeding 0.35 m2 (3.75 ft2) in sign area and 0.6 m (2 ft) in height ; and

(f)       The signs shall not be located so as to obstruct or interfere with highway maintenance, impede movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, impede the use of utilities or bus stops or otherwise create a hazard

2)    By replacing the following sentence to Section 8 EXEMPTIONS:

(3)            A property for sale or lease sign provided that it is on the lot advertising for such purpose and does not exceed 1 m2 (10.8 ft2) in sign area and 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in height for a property zoned residential and 2 m2 (21.5 ft2) in sign area and 3.6 m (12 ft) in height for a property not zoned residential.  Only one for sale or lease sign shall be permitted for each lot and the sign shall be removed within one week after the property is no longer for sale or lease.

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