Window Signs

Window signs at Little General food market

Window Signs

Existing Code

The existing code has different provisions for “temporary” and “permanent” signs in windows. Some window signs require permits and some do not. How the city differentiates between temporary and permanent window signs is often not the same as how business owners think of window signs.

Proposed Update

Under the new code, there will be a single set of standards for all window signs. It allows up to 25% of the window area(s) to be covered by signs, clings, films, and other similar treatments. The City may allow the amount of coverage to be increased when it is for purposes to protect the public health, safety, or welfare.

Why are we proposing this change?

These proposed changes should clear up an area of confusion in the sign code, for both businesses and the City, and be more aligned with changes in the sign industry.


Contact Joyce Phillips at 360.570.3722 or