18.60.060 Temporary signs.
(1) Temporary signs may be erected and maintained only in compliance with the following provisions:
(a) Temporary signs which exceed the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall not be permitted.
(b) Temporary banner signs which stretch across public rights-of-way and which are authorized by a governmental agency are not subject to the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.
(c) With the exception of subsection (1)(b) of this section and signs installed or authorized by a governmental agency, no temporary signs are permitted in public right-of-way.
(d) Temporary and portable signs over two and one-half feet tall shall be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the street side of a property line. This does not apply to signs placed within recessed entryways; provided, that no portion of the sign extends over a public sidewalk. This does not apply to signs which hang from the face or wall of a building; provided, that the sign does not protrude more than two inches from the face or wall.
(e) Temporary signs affixed to a building may be placed no higher than the building’s eave, top of wall or parapet.
(f) With the exception of subsection (1)(b) of this section, temporary signs shall not be attached to trees, shrubbery, utility poles or traffic control signs or devices.
(2) Permitted Temporary Signage. Temporary signage shall be allowed for each lot as follows:
(a) Residential (R-1, R-2, R-3) Zones.
(i) One temporary sign per frontage, not exceeding four square feet in area, which is erected for a maximum of eight days in any calendar year.
(ii) Two temporary signs not exceeding 24 square feet in area allowed per subdivision during the build-out of the residences in the subdivision. These types of signs are typically used for subdivision and model home identification. No sign may be erected for any inhabited residence.
(iii) One temporary sign per lot, not exceeding six square feet in area and 30 inches in height and erected only between the hours of 5:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. Monday. Such signs are typically used for open houses.
(b) Commercial (C-1, C-2, C-3) Zones. Temporary signs mounted flush with the building face are unlimited as to their number and size. If mounted other than flush to a building face, one temporary sign, not to exceed 16 square feet in area, for each 250 feet of public street frontage, calculated per frontage shall be permitted.
(c) All Zones.
(i) Signs not exceeding six square feet each in area during the period from six weeks prior to a public election or the time the election is called, whichever is earlier, to 14 days after the public election.
(ii) One temporary sign per frontage, not exceeding six square feet in area, during the time of sale, lease or rental of the lot/structure; provided, that the sign is removed within 30 days of the sale, lease or rental of the lot/structure.
(iii) One temporary sign per frontage, not exceeding six square feet in area, during the time of construction, landscaping or remodeling of the property; provided, that the sign is removed within 30 days of the completion of any construction, landscaping, or remodeling.
(d) If a sign is for a residential use in a mixed use zone, the sign must be in compliance with residential regulations. If a sign is for commercial use, the sign must be in compliance with the commercial use regulations. (Ord. 561 § 1, 2019; Ord. 466 § 2, 2012)