Road signs and policies

​There are thousands of traffic signs across the municipality installed and maintained by our public works department. Public Works also operates the municipal sign shop, where most of our signs are made.

Civic Addressing – 911 Signs

For a new or replacement 911 sign, please contact our Public Works Department at 519-360-1998 or email [email protected] for a copy of the Civic Addressing – 911 Application Form.

Rural areas

The Municipality supplies and installs the first 911 sign and post. After installation, the owner is responsible for replacing damaged or missing 911 signs and posts.

Traffic / regulatory signs

Help keep our roads safe – report a missing, broken or defaced traffic sign by calling 519-360-1998 or emailing [email protected] Send all new signage requests to our engineering and transportation department at 519-360-1998 or by email at [email protected]

All-way stop policy

The Engineering and Transportation Division follows a specific process when initiating an all-way stop check warrant study at an intersection in Chatham-Kent.

A standard questionnaire form is distributed to the person requesting the installation of an all-way stop control which includes:

  • Information on the positive and negative effects of installing All-Way Stop Control
  • Questions regarding the rationale for requesting an all-way stop check

A standard petition must be distributed by the individual to owners and/or tenants of all dwellings within 120 meters (400 feet) of the intersection. This petition must include:

  • A cover letter outlining the reason for the All Way Stop Request
  • Positive and negative effects of installing blackout control
  • Signatures of at least sixty percent (60%) of landlords and/or tenants representing dwelling units within 120 meters (400 feet) in favor of an all-way stop check
  • Dwelling units adjacent to the intersection shall be included in the sixty percent (60%) in favor of all-way stop control.

An All Way Stop Control Warrant Study will be undertaken which includes a traffic study with the collected data applied to the All Way Stop Control Warrants found in the Traffic Manual of Ontario, Book 5 (Regulatory Signage).

A report to the Board will be presented with recommendations based on the findings of the All Ways Arrest Warrants study.

For more information on the all way stop policy, call Engineering and Transportation at 519-360-1998 or email [email protected]

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