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Signs in the City of Leavenworth

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The City of Leavenworth Sign Code applies to all signage within Leavenworth city limits and Urban Growth Area.  All signs must comply with the requirements of the Code, which provides definitions and standards (such as size, height, placement, and design) for signage.  Most signage within the Commercial Zone Districts is required to be compliant with the City’s Old World Bavarian theme, and may require review and approval of the City’s Design Review Board.  Signage within Residential Zone Districts is also regulated, but not required to be Old World Bavarian in appearance, and in many instances is exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit.  If you have questions regarding signage you would like to put up, or to find out if a permit is necessary, please call Development Services Department staff for help and information at 509-548-5275.

Basics:

  1. No signs may be placed within sidewalks, streets and alleys (right-of-way).
  2. Signs in Commercial Zones must conform with the Old World Bavarian-Alpine theme, unless expressly exempt.  This includes, but is not limited to: materials, lettering style (fonts), colors, and design.
  3. Signs of differing types and classes have to meet standards for size, number, and location.
  4. You can view the Sign Code or call to talk to staff about your signage. Development Services staff are available at 509-548-5275.

Business Signs:

Business signage is allowed within the Commercial Zone Districts of the City provided that such signage is compliant with the standards of the Sign Code.  Most business signage, such as wall, projecting, and free-standing signage displaying business names requires a permit and approval from the Design Review Board.

Click here for information about common signage that does not require a permit:

Residential Signs:

Business signage is allowed within the Residential Zone Districts of the City provided that such signage is compliant with the standards of the Sign Code.  Most business signage requires a permit, but is exempt from the Old World Bavarian Alpine theme.

Click here for information about common residential signs allowed within the Residential Zone Districts, and in some instances within the Commercial Zone Districts of the City, without a permit:

For more information regarding signage, please feel free to contact Development Services Staff at 509-548-5275 or planner1@cityofleavenworth.com

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