City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.124
Section 17C.124.300

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.124 Downtown Zones

Section 17C.124.300 Detached Accessory Structures
  1. Purpose.

These standards are to ensure that the required sidewalk width is maintained and that there is a transition between the downtown zones and abutting residential zones.

  1. General Standards.
    1. The standards of this section apply only to detached accessory structures.
    1. The height and floor area ratio standards of the base zone apply to detached accessory structures.
  1. Setbacks.
    1. Uncovered Accessory Structures.
      1. Uncovered accessory structures such as flag poles, lamp posts, signs, radio antennas and dishes, mechanical equipment, uncovered decks, play structures, and tennis courts are allowed in the street lot line setback provided they do not reduce the required sidewalk width of SMC 17C.124.230.
      1. Uncovered accessory structures are not allowed in a required setback from an abutting residential zone.
    1. Covered Structures.

Covered structures such as storage buildings, garages, greenhouses, work shed, covered decks, and covered recreational structures are subject to the setbacks for structures.

Date Passed: Monday, December 14, 2009

Effective Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ordinance C34522 Section 1