City of Sarnia

Election Signs

Election Signs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When can a candidate begin to install election signs?

A. No election sign shall be installed until the candidate is officially registered in the election.

Q. Where can election signs be placed?

A. Election signs are only permitted on private property. Election signs are not permitted on City property such as parks and boulevards.

When placing signs, please be aware of the following regulations:

Q. Who deals with questions and complaints about election signs?

A. Questions and complaints about election signs should be directed to the Chief Building Official at 519-332-0330 x3270 or building@sarnia.ca

Q. Who will remove the signs put up in violation of the by-law?

A. Illegally placed signs will be removed by Building/By-Law Enforcement staff.

Q. Will the City contact the candidate prior to removing an election sign?

A. No, candidates will not be notified by the City prior to the removal of a sign. Following the removal of a candidate’s election sign for the first time, the candidate will be notified that a sign has been removed.

Q. Where does a candidate pick up election signs that have been removed by the City?

A. Small signs that are removed are stored at City Hall for 10 days. The City will only contact the candidate after the first offence to advise that sign(s) have been removed. It is recommended that you contact the Building Department prior to picking up your signs.

Q. After Voting Day, when do Election signs have to be removed?

A. All election signs shall be removed within seven days after Voting Day.


The information contained in the in this document is pursuant to the City of Sarnia Sign By-Law #65 of 2014.

For additional information not contained in this fact sheet, please refer to the City of Sarnia Sign By-Law or the County of Lambton Sign By-Law.

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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:24 AM