Machakos County Advertising

Machakos County Advertising Rates 2023

Machakos county is one of the fastest developing counties near Nairobi. It has adopted advertising models of Nairobi with variance in pricing. Here is a checklist of the Machakos County advertising rates. The checklist summarizes the application process for advertisement, the fees, expiry of the permit, cancellation of advertisement, maintenance of advertising device, production of advertisement authority, exceptions, and penalties.

Application for advertisement

  1. A person who intends to use an advertisement device within the county shall make an application to the county government.
  2. Every application for the advertisement shall be made in the prescribed form to the authorized officer and shall be accompanied by;

i)A plan or sketch;

ii)The content of the advertisement;

iii)Position of the proposed advertising device or notice, its dimensions;

iv)The method of erection and standing, the material of erection and stating the material of which it is to be composed or constructed; and

v) Such other information as the county may require.

3.The county government may;

i)Disapprove an application for advertisement in any case where, in its opinion, the display of an advertisement or the use of an advertising device would likely be injuriously or affect the amenities; or

ii)Grant an application on such terms as it deems fit.

  1. Any person who uses an advertisement device without formal approval of an advertisement commits an offense.



  1. There shall be paid to the county government in respect of every approval of an application for advertisement issued under this Part the prescribed.

Expiry of permit

  1. Every grant of an application for advertisement issued under the Act shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year for which it is issued unless canceled before such expiry.

Cancellation of advertisement

  1. The county government may from time to time by notice to a holder, cancel an authority for advertisement for contravention of any of the terms and conditions thereof or any of the provisions of this part or where in its opinion the continued display of any advertisement device is likely to affect or is injurious to the amenities of, or to disfigure any neighborhood or for any other reason it may deem fit.

Maintenance of advertising device

  1. A person who fails to maintain in good repair and proper and safe condition any advertising device commits an offense.

Production of advertisement authority

  1. i) Any person who is granted advertisement authority under this Act shall on demand and within Twenty-Four hours produce such authority to the authorized officer.
  2. ii) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of this section commits an offense.


  1. This Part shall not apply to;
  2. Public notices exhibited at public worship premises, public schools, and public hospitals;
  3. Name boards relating to private residential premises, and
  4. Name boards for business premises.


  1. Any person who contravenes the provisions of this part commits an offense and shall be liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding ten thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or both.


Advertising Rates

General Application fees for all advertisements3,0003,0001,000
Site inspection per site where applicable3,0003,0003,000

Advertising on Billboard Per Year


Penalty for erecting/ hoisting signage before payment is done500,000500,000500,000
Penalty for putting new advertisement material on billboards without payment100,000100,000100,000
Up to 3sq meters10,00010,00010,000
Between 3-5sq metres20,00020,00020,000
Additional charges per sq m4,0004,0004,000



Directional Signs

Up to 3sq meters7,5007,5007,500
Between 3-5sq metres10,00010,00010,000
Additional charges per sq m1,0001,0001,000
Commercial fete or public shows per day5,0005,0005,000
Door-to-door promotions per person200200200
Events sequence/ information Boards/ Public Information (p.a) per day10,00010,00010,000
Raffles sales (per day or part)1,0001,0001,000
Damaging of streets lights per pole200,000200,000200,000
Commercial banner advertisement per day1,5001,5001,500
Roadshow per day per Truck30,00030,00030,000
Musician/ Disco player per day/ night2,0002,0002,000

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Advertisement charges per meter sq per day

Billboard/ Wall Wraps300300300
Neon light250250250
Sky signs250250250
Handbills(fliers) per piece101010
Branded vehicles p.a (except with a valid sticker from another county)10,00010,00010,000
Business names p.a.000
Petrol station branding20,00020,00020,000
Loudspeakers per day3,0003,0003,000
Vehicle mounted bills1,0001,0001,000
Branded masts1,0001,0001,000
Brandes bus shelters250250250
Dummy product adverts250250250
Product exhibition per day1,0001,0001,000
Umbrella-like shade (branded) per day2,0002,0002,000
Branded tents per day4,0004,0004,000
Permanent Promotional Tent (3 MONTHS AND ABOVE)As per SBPAs per SBPAs per SBP
Branded personal outwear Per day per person100100100

Posters per poster:



Advertisement charges per meter square per day

Erection of Noncommercial Banner per day1,0001,0001,000
Promotional tent per day4,0004,0004,000
Sales promotion per day (Van fitted with PAS system)5,0005,0005,000
Sales promotion for Canter fitted with PAS system4,5004,5004,500
Sales promotion for big Truck fitted with PAS system30,00030,00030,000
Charity fete shows per day2,0002,0002,000
Umbrella (branded)1,0001,0001,000



Advertisement charges per meter square per year

Wall branding

Up to 3sq meters13,50013,50013,500
Between 2-4sq metres20,00020,00020,000
Additional charges per sq meters5,0005,0005,000

Illuminated signboard

Up to 3sq meters7,0007,0007,000
Between 3-5sq metres12,00012,00012,000
Additional charges per sq meters5,0005,0005,000
Noncommercial advertising of corresponding items50%50%50%

See Kiambu advertising county rates

Non-illuminated device/ signboard

2’ x 4’500500500
4’ x 4’1,0001,0001,000
4’ x 6’1,5001,5001,500
Bill-board up to 4’ x 4’15,00015,00015,000
Over 5’ x 5’18,00018,00018,000

Illuminated Device/ signboard

2’ x 4’1,0001,0001,000
4’ x 4’1,5001,5001,500
4’ x 6’2,0002,0002,000
Bill-board up to 4’ x 4’18,00018,00018,000
Over 5’ x 5’20,00020,00020,000
Clock advertisement single-sided per year10,00010,00010,000
Application for clock advertisement1,5001,5001,500
Penalty for non-payment of advertisement fees50% of the fee50% of the fee50% of the fee
Illegal sign removal charges5,0005,0005,000
Illegal signs storage charges per day1,0001,0001,000
Illegal banners removal charges4,0004,0004,000
Illegal banners storage charges per day1,0001,0001,000
Motion Screen advert (on track) per day3,0003,0003,000
Festive decorations on the wall, Windows, Canopies, etc per fortnight4,0004,0004,000
Billboards Development fee (Once per site)120,000120,000120,000
Inspection fee2,0002,0002,000
Annual ground rent per site on road reserve150,000150,000150,000
Annual ground rent per site on private property220,000220,000220,000


Are you looking to set up a branded shop, erect signage, or learn more about general Machakos County advertising fees? For further inquiries contact us at 0707624629 or email at