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Search Permits (Citizen Access)

Political Campaign Signs

The St. Louis County Zoning Ordinance (Section 1003.168D.5.3) permits political campaign signs without a building permit in any zoning district subject to the following:

  • No permit from St. Louis County is required.
  • Political campaign signs may announce the candidates seeking public political office and other pertinent data.
  • Maximum size of any one sign: 8 sq. ft.
  • Maximum total sign area for all signs combined: 16 sq. ft. total for each lot or each dwelling unit.
  • Sign(s) shall be erected on private property only.
  • Signs(s) may not be placed in the public right of way, including sidewalk area and street area.
  • Signs(s) shall be removed within 7 days after the election for which they were made.

These are the regulations set forth by St. Louis County. Some subdivisions may have additional deed restrictions.

Temporary Signs

The following temporary signs are permitted in any zoning district in accordance with the St. Louis County Zoning Ordinance.


  • Temporary signs indicating danger.
  • Public Notices and Legal Notices required by law.
  • Political campaign signs announcing the candidates seeking public political office and other pertinent data. The maximum area for any one sign shall be eight (8) square feet, with a total area of sixteen (16) square feet permitted for each lot or unit. These signs shall be erected only on private property and shall be removed within seven (7) days after the election for which they were made.
  • Decorative displays used for holidays during and for a maximum of thirty (30) days before and seven (7) days after the specific holiday.
  • Temporary signs and pennants, fringe, lights, sound equipment or similar devices for attracting attention shall be permitted only in conjunction with a grand opening for commercial uses for a period not in excess of thirty (30) days, or with special promotions. The use of such devices for special promotions shall be limited to three (3) such events for each business in a calendar year with a maximum time period of fourteen (14) days for each event.
  • Temporary signs for places of worship shall be permitted, subject to the following restrictions:
    • No sign may be displayed for more than 75 days during a one year period.
    • Only one sign may be on display at any one time.
    • The sign must be located on the subject property and may not be located within the sight distance triangle or in such a manner so as to block the sight line of vehicles entering or exiting the property.
    • The temporary sign must advertise a special event or series of special events.
    • There shall not be any commercial advertisement on the temporary sign.
Permanent Signs