Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

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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