Special event permits are required for many events and promotional signs related to events.
Some temporary signs are allowed by right. Others require a permit.
Temporary signs include:
View the sign code to learn more about the quantities, size, height and time limits allowed by right. Temporary signs that fall within the requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance do not require a permit.
Permanent signs require a permit.
Permanent signs include:
The specific permanent signs allowed for any property will depend on the zoning of the property where the sign is to be located. Signage for some situations such as property zoned special use permit or for sports venues, have additional rules.
Non-conforming incidental signs must be removed by January 1, 2022. Design requirements are included in the Unified Development Ordinance.
Overland Park updated its sign code in late 2020. The new code is effective January 1, 2021.
The updated sign code applies to many types of signs. It consolidates and simplifies the sign code, reflecting recent legal decisions and changes in technology. It also provides more flexibility for users, allowing for commonly-approved deviations from the current code.
Signs permit fees are $60, plus $1.25 per square foot of sign area. This includes neon window signs.
You can apply for sign permits on ePLACE, the city’s online permitting system.