Signs are an essential means of visual
communication. Customers, citizens, and
business owners use signs to promote businesses,
events, and ideas. The City must
provide a reasonable balance between
the right of an individual to identify
their business or idea and the right of
the community to maintain an aesthetic
and safe standard.
Chapter 21.35 of the Woodinville Municipal
Code (WMC) regulates signs. A permit from
the City is required for permanent signs,
and many temporary signs, prior to installation.
In January 2010, the Woodinville City
Council passed Ordinance
adopting a new Sign Code for the City,
and in February 2010, passed Ordinance
adopting the Roadside Memorial Sign Program.
There are distinct
categories of signs with different requirements:
- Exempt Signs
- Prohibited Signs
- Master Signage Plan
- Memorial Sign
- Permanent Signs (Freestanding
- Portable Signs (A-board,
- Temporary Signs (Construction,
Political, Community Event, Special Event)
- Nonconforming Signs
The applications for sign permits can
be found on the City's website at: http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/Work/PermitForms.asp.
You are strongly encouraged to obtain
a sign permit before you order any sign
in case the design is required to change
as a result of the Sign Code requirements.
View the complete Woodinville Sign Code
at the Woodinville
Zoning Code. The Code includes bulk,
landscaping, design, and construction requirements
City Contact: Development Services Department, 425.489.2754.
Page last modified:
February 1, 2017