Types of Signs and Licenses
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.
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.
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.