The process for getting a sign permit
Apply for a sign permit. Typically, sign companies apply for the permit. A completed application, illustrations showing sign and wall dimensions and an invoice or other document showing the cost of the sign are required for each sign. For monument signs, a site plan, drawn to scale is required. The fee is based on 5% of the cost of the sign. Minimum fee is $30 and maximum fee is $215. The fee is for each proposed sign.
The review process may include a site visit to determine the locations of proposed signage and existing signage. The process also includes a review of the application documents for compliance with the Unified Development Ordinance.
Where can I put garage sale signs? Garage sale signs are permitted on private property only. Garage sale signs may not be placed in medians, right-of-way or on utility poles.
Can I advertise my home-based business? Yes. Home-based businesses are allowed a sign not to exceed one (1) square foot in area. The sign must be attached to the house.
Why you need a sign permit
How can I register a complaint or possible violation? Contact the Planner of the Day at (913) 971-8750.
Sign permits are required to allow advertisement of a business or service, while maintaining a neat and clean appearance for the community. Review of sign permit applications allows the City of Olathe to maintain a high level of quality on sign appearance and placement.
What is not allowed
Signs not permitted include portable signs, signs carried, worn or held by people, signs in the median, right-of-way or on utility poles, A-frame signs, signs painted directly on the wall or window, signs that flash, move, rotate, blink, digital message boards, directly lit signs and any other sign not specifically permitted by ordinance. Signs are also not permitted to be placed in the public right-of-way. If you are not sure about allowable signage, please contact the City at (913) 971-8750.