January 13, 2020, Simcoe, ON – Norfolk County is reminding residents that while “No Parking” signs may seem inconvenient, they serve an important public safety purpose – and should not be removed or altered in any way.

Staff have had to replace several signs in recent weeks, possibly removed by motorists wanting to avoid paying a fine for parking in a prohibited area.

“No Parking” signs are put in place for a variety of reasons, including to give drivers better sightlines and to facilitate snow removal.

They cost taxpayer money to replace and take staff away from performing other important tasks.

Removing a “No Parking” sign is a crime, and can result in a fine and/or a maximum of two years less a day of jail time.