Our Sign Code, part of our Land Use Code, regulates most permanent signs, awnings, billboards, kiosks, community bulletin boards, and temporary signs. We regulate signs based on the zoning of the property where the sign is located. Sign regulations are different in various zones, so a sign used in one zone may not be allowed in a different zone.
Our Sign Code:
Some parts of Seattle, such as shoreline, historic preservation, or special review districts, have additional sign requirements as described in the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).
Marijuana and alcohol businesses must also comply with Liquor and Cannabis Board sign regulations specific to each industry. Marijuana business are further regulated by the Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services.