City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.240
Section 17C.240.220

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.240 Signs

Section 17C.240.220 Standards in Residential Zones
  1. General Standards.
    All permanent signs in Residential zones must comply with the standards detailed in Table 17C.240-1.

Table 17C.240-1. Standards for Permanent Signs in Residential and CA4 Zones [1]

Use Category/Structure Type [2]

Number of Signs

Max. Sign Face Area

Types of Signs Allowed

Maximum Sign Height

Additional Signs Allowed [3]

Residential Household Living/Houses, Duplexes, Attached Houses

1 per site

3 sq. ft.

Fascia, Painted Wall

Top of wall, or 10 ft. whichever is less

Directional Signs


6 ft.

Residential Household Living/Multi-family Residential Building, Group Living, Day Care, Nonresidential Category Uses Not Listed Below

1 per building

15 sq. ft.

Fascia, Painted Wall

Top of wall

Directional Signs


10 ft.

Subdivisions, PUDs, Agricultural Uses [4]

1 per entrance


32 sq. ft.


10 ft.

Directional Signs

Mobile Home Parks

The sign standards for mobile home parks are contained in 17C.345.120

Parks and Open Areas [5]

1 per street frontage

10 sq. ft.


10 ft.

Directional Signs

Colleges, Community Services, Medical Centers, Religious Institutions, Schools, Commercial Outdoor Recreation, Major Event Entertainments, Nonconforming Uses in Commercial and Industrial Use Categories, Uses in the Office Use Category Allowed as a Conditional Use in the RMF and RHD Zones

The sign standards of the NR zone apply. See SMC 17C.240.160.

[1] Temporary signs are regulated by SMC 17C.240.210, Temporary Signs.
[2] See Title 17C SMC, Uses, Use Categories, and Structure Types.
[3] These signs are allowed in addition to other signs when they meet the standards of SMC 17C.240.200(D).
[4] These signs are allowed in addition to those for individual buildings.
[5] Signs in, or adjacent to and facing, a sports field associated with Parks and Open Areas are subject to the standards of the NR zone. See SMC 17C.240.160.

  1. Sign Features.
    Signs in all residential zones, except for those subject to the NR zone sign standards, are subject to the standards of this subsection. Illuminated signs placed in windows are subject to these sign regulations. Extensions into the right-of-way are prohibited.

Date Passed: Monday, January 29, 2018

Effective Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

ORD C35577 Section 18