Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba extends the Executive Order closing City Hall and non-essential offices effective Friday, January 22, 2021 and shall remain in effect through Friday, February 12, 2021, or until rescinded or superseded by another applicable Proclamation of Executive Order. The Department of the Municipal Clerk at City Hall will still be open to receive legal documents as well as assist TSA, passport, open records, and 2021 elections customers. 

Signs and Licenses

Types of Signs and Licenses

Sign Permits
Sign Permits are issued by the Signs and License Division of the Department of Planning and Development. This division is responsible for accepting, reviewing applications and the authorization of sign permits. Individuals or business owners who wish to place a sign on or off their premises must obtain a sign permit. All signs must meet proper height and setback requirements.

Sign Ordinance
The sign ordinance was enacted by the Jackson City Council with the following goals:

  • Promoting a pleasant environment while providing for a consistent regulation of commercial signs
  • Reducing the risk of distraction or confusion to drivers
  • Eliminating structural hazards
  • Protecting and promoting the tourism industry by providing an unobstructed view of the city’s scenic areas

The Signs and License inspectors are responsible for locating illegal signs and notifying owners who must comply with the sign ordinance within a designed period or be fined.

Permit Applications
Applications for sign permits can be obtained on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building, 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205.

This division is also responsible for issuing Privilege / Business Licenses. Please visit Business Licenses for more information on opening a business in the City of Jackson.

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