(1) Temporary Signs. This signage shall not be restricted by content, but is usually and customarily used to advertise real estate sales, political or ideological positions, garage sales, or special events having a specific date or duration. Such signage shall be subject to the following provisions:
(a) All exterior real estate signs shall be placed entirely on the property for sale, except as provided below.
(b) Residential “open house” signs are permitted only during daylight hours and during times in which the broker/agent or seller or an agent is in attendance at the property for sale. The sign may be placed within the periphery of the roadway provided it does not interfere with traffic safety as provided in PMC 17.15.040(4) and 17.25.030, but it shall not be attached to a utility pole or traffic safety device. Such signs shall be permitted only during weekends beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday and ending at 8:00 a.m. Monday.
(c) Political signs may be placed within the periphery of the public roadway provided they do not interfere with traffic, vehicular or pedestrian, as provided in PMC 17.15.040(4) and 17.25.030, or interfere with the use of any residential or commercial property. Political signs may be placed upon privately owned property including fences, except subdivision fences, with the consent of the property owner.
(d) Grand Opening and Special Event Displays. Temporary signs, posters, portable readerboards, banners, strings of lights, clusters of flags, blinking lights, inflatables, balloons, and searchlights are permitted only to announce the opening of a completely new enterprise, the opening of an enterprise under new management, or a special event.
(i) All banners must be securely fastened taut against the wall of a building and shall not extend above the building.
(ii) Tethered balloons and inflatables cannot be more than 70 feet above the surface of the ground.
(iii) Grand opening and special event signs for businesses must be located on the premises where the grand opening or special event is taking place.
(iv) Special event signs for a community event may be displayed on or off the premises where the event is taking place, including in the periphery of the right-of-way.
(v) Special event signs for a community event located in the periphery of the right-of-way may not be larger than six square feet.
(vi) Special event signs may be located on the Robert Frost Elementary School pedestrian overpass on North 20th Avenue. Said signs may be larger than six square feet.
(e) Yard Sale Signs.
(i) Yard sale signs are only allowed for permitted yard sales (no-fee permits may be obtained through the Finance Office or on the City’s website).
(ii) No yard sale sign shall be placed, affixed, stapled, glued, or taped to any utility pole, subdivision fence, or any public property;
(iii) No yard sale sign shall be placed on the right-of-way of any roadway, alley, sidewalk or other public auto or pedestrian traffic areas in such a manner as to interfere with traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, as provided in PMC 17.15.040(4) and 17.25.030, or interfere with any residential, commercial or industrial property;
(iv) Yard sale signs may not be placed more than 24 hours prior to a permitted yard sale and must be removed within 24 hours of permit expiration.
(v) A maximum of four yard sale signs is allowed per permitted sale.
(vi) Yard sale sign area may not exceed two square feet per sign.
(vii) All yard sale signs must have the address of the yard sale event clearly marked in legible, two-inch minimum size lettering.
(viii) Noncompliant and/or nonpermitted signs are subject to seizure. Any person with a repeat violation of subsection (1)(e) of this section, Yard Sale Signs, is guilty of an infraction and subject to a minimum penalty as set forth in Chapter 3.35 PMC.
(f) Duration. Except for political signs or as otherwise provided or limited, no temporary sign shall be erected, re-erected, or maintained for more than 30 days, unless permitted as provided hereafter. For the purpose of this regulation, any sign of similar content erected subsequent to the original temporary sign shall be considered as the original sign for the time limitation contained herein.
(2) Limited Duration Signs. This signage shall not be restrained by content, but is usually and customarily used to advertise nonpermitted events of longer duration than temporary signs, to advertise real estate sales or rentals and construction projects that were used during the period of the real estate sales or rental campaign with the completion of the construction project. Specific conditions and period of duration are identified in the chart in PMC 17.15.010. [Ord. 4100 § 3, 2013; Ord. 3790 § 3, 2006; Code 1970 § 17.05.020.]