With the spring market comes the expected increased trading across all Board jurisdictions.  Because of this, complaints about real estate signs and possible by-law infractions can become more frequent. The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) has asked us to remind RAHB members of the updated Oakville sign by-law pertaining to real estate directional signs, which came into effect on January 1, 2019. This is to ensure that members of surrounding boards and associations avoid unnecessary fines, sign confiscations, and general headaches when dealing with by-law enforcement.

To avoid a by-Law violation, below are some easy “best practices” when posting open house signage in the Town of Oakville:

  • REALTORS® are allowed up to five signs per open house;
  • Signage can only be displayed between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the day of your open house;
  • Signage must not block main traffic arteries or be distracting to drivers on the road;
  • For sale signs must be on private property only and must be removed 14 days after the sale of a property.

Please click the button below for more information on Open House direction sign regulations for Oakville:

REALTORS® who fail to comply with the sign by-law may face a fine of $300.

To read the full sign by-law, please click the button below: