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Sign Code

What Is It?

Our Sign Code regulates most permanent signs in the city of Seattle. It covers:

  • What signs are allowed in the city
  • Standards for signs in the public right-of-way and near intersections and driveways
  • Specific requirements for signs in each zone

If your sign is in a shoreline district, it must also comply with the Shoreline Master Program (Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 23.60.180).

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Recent Changes

In April 2014, City Council passed Ordinance 124457 updating our Sign Code. The changes went into effect in early June 2014.

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