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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 490 adopting a new Sign Code for the City, and in February 2010, passed Ordinance 500 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 and Building)
  • Portable Signs (A-board, Wire Supported)
  • Temporary Signs (Construction, Political, Community Event, Special Event)
  • Nonconforming Signs

The applications for sign permits can be found on the City's website at:

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 for signs.

City Contact: Development Services Department, 425.489.2754.



Page last modified: February 1, 2017

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