City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.040
Section 17F.040.140

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.040 Building Code

Section 17F.040.140 Awnings

In addition to the requirements of IBC Section 3105, these provisions apply:

  1. An awning which defines an entrance to a nonresidential use and which provides shelter between a passenger loading point and the entrance may be installed in accordance with the standards of this section so long as any portion of the awning that does not project at least forty-two inches over the pedestrian way is confined along the facade to a width not to exceed the width of the doorway plus six feet on both sides.
  1. Projection.

Awnings may extend over public property (whether the building is conforming or nonconforming) but no portion shall extend nearer than two feet to the face of the nearest curb line measured horizontally.

  1. An awning which projects more than eighteen inches into the public right-of-way must provide a minimum forty-two-inch coverage over any sidewalk adjacent to the property.
  1. Clearance.

All portions of any awning shall be at least eight but not more than twelve feet above any public walkway.

EXCEPTION: Any valance attached to an awning shall not project above the roof of the awning at the point of attachment and shall not extend more than twelve inches below the roof of the awning at the point of attachment, but in no case shall any portion of a valance be less than seven feet in height above a public way.

  1. Signs.

If an awning also carries advertising copy, the copy is regulated as a sign, but the awning is not thereby exempted from the provisions of this chapter as provided in Section 3107

Date Passed: Monday, March 29, 2021

Effective Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

ORD C36026 Section 2