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Temporary, non-commercial signs are regulated based on their placement and are not regulated by sign content. Signs are enforced through periodic sign sweeps that emphasize major arterials and that address complaints submitted to Code Compliance. If a concern is expressed about a specific sign(s), it will be investigated. Sign complaints (if not sight-distance related) fall under the low-priority category as defined in SMC 23.20.010, and are handled as time allows.
Below is a summary of applicable code sections as it applies to any temporary, non-commercial signage:
SMC 21A.45.100 (2) states that signs need to be in good repair and safe condition. Signs that are fallen or deteriorating are collected.
SMC 21A.45.040 - Prohibited Signs include the following:
SMC 21A.45.070 – Temporary Signs on private and public property are allowed as long as they meet the temporary sign conditions:
Noncommercial Temporary Sign Type I – Placed in Public Right-of-Way (Non-A-Frame)
Noncommercial Temporary Sign Type II – Placed in Public Right-of-Way (A-Frame)
Noncommercial Temporary Sign Type III – Private Property (All Sign Types) (1)
4 square feet
6 square feet
32 square feet
3 feet above grade
180 consecutive days per calendar year
5 consecutive days
Signs collected by City staff are retained for one week before being discarded. If you believe your sign has been collected and you would like it returned, please contact Code Compliance by emailing email@example.com to arrange for pick-up.
For full information about temporary signs, please visit the SMC at https://www.codepublishing.com/WA/Sammamish/.
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