Sign Permit

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A sign permit is required when any party wishes to place an advertising sign either on the building or in the yard of their business. The Codes & Planning Director is available to help you navigate our City Sign Code to establish what is allowed within your zone.

What is the process for obtaining a Sign Permit?

  • First, you must submit a mock-up sketch/drawing of the proposed sign to the Codes & Planning Director that must include:
    • Length, width & height of the proposed sign
    • Proposed sign verbage
    • Where will it be mounted: on an exterior wall, on a pole, or independent structure
    • Dimensions of mounting structure
    • Address of the property where the sign is to be placed
    • Is this property commercial, single family, or multi-family
    • Owner’s name and address
    • Contractor installing the sign: name and address (Remember, it is required that your contractor be licensed appropriately with the City of Kirksville for the type of work they are completing.)
    • Total cost of project including labor & materials
  • The Codes & Planning Director must sign off on your mock up to verify it adheres to the City Sign Code before you can obtain your permit.
  • Once approval has been obtained, Codes & Planning can proceed with your permit.

In addition to regular sign permits, there is also a permit for temporary signs. It is recommended to refer to the City Code for full details or contact Brad Selby, Codes & Planning Director for details at 660.627.1272.

City Sign Code

To find more information regarding our other types of required building permits, click on the permit type to read more information: