Portable & Temporary Signs
A sign permit is required for all portable signs. This permit can be issued over the counter or applied for online. Applicants with approved sign permits must come in person to the Development Services Department at Woodinville City Hall to pick up an “Approved” sticker to place on all portable signs. If your sign does not have the sticker, it may be subject to removal or other enforcement action.
For additional guidelines related to portable sign size, number, placement, and duration of display, please see below. Complete regulations are listed in Chapter 21.35 of the Woodinville Municipal Code.
All portable signs are limited to a maximum of six square feet. Portable signs may not be any taller than three feet, including any topers or handles. Signs may have no more than two sides.
Tenants in commercial zones are allowed one portable sign per premise. Tenants in the industrial zone are allowed two. Contact the Development Services Department if you do not know your zoning.
Portable signs may be placed in the public right-of-way, but not within travel lanes or blocking the sidewalk. Signs cannot block the sight distance for vehicles entering or existing driveways or streets and may not be affixed to other structures. If the business is in a commercial zone, the portable sign must be located either on the premises of the business or within 300 feet of the property line where the business is located and must be in the same zoning district as the business. If the business is in the Industrial zone, the portable sign is not restricted to a certain distance from the business location, but still must be in the Industrial zone.
Portable signs may only be displayed during business hours of operation. It is the responsibility of the sign owner to remove the sign when the establishment is not open to the public.
Signs cannot be illuminated. No landscaping may be damaged or modified to accommodate portable signs. Please refer to WMC 21.35.130 (8) and (9) for all applicable regulations for portable signs in the commercial and industrial zones. Portable signs that do not comply with the provisions of this section may be confiscated by the City. Signs that are confiscated are subject to disposal if not claimed in 30 days.
Examples of Portable Signs: