The City of Marshalltown Zoning Ordinance regulates signs within the City.

Sign Permits

Almost all signs which are erected in the City require a Sign Permit (PDF).

Portable Signs also require a permit. There is no fee for a Portable Sign Permit, however they are limited in use to no more than 60 days in a calendar year.

Historic District Signs

Historic District Signs must meet additional design criteria as outlined in the 2014 Historic District Sign Regulations booklet (PDF).

Check out the Historic District Map (PDF).

Sign Design

The Main Street Iowa packet (PDF) details good downtown sign design.

Sign Costs

The Sign Cost Examples packet (PDF) shows examples of approved signs and their approximate cost at the time of installation.

Further Information

For specific information related to sign requirements refer to Article G of the Zoning Ordinance contact the Zoning Office at 641-754-5756.