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32.32.010 Standards in the Residential Zones, Campus Institution 1, Commercial Residential, and Open Space Zone.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176469 and 188959, effective May 24, 2018.)

A.  General standards.  The standards for permanent signs in the RF through RH zones and for the IR, CI1, CR and OS zones are stated in Table 1.  The sign standards for the RX zone are stated in Table 2.  All signs must conform to the regulations of Section 32.32.030.

Table 1
Standards for Permanent Signs in CI1, CR, IR, OS and RF Through RH Zones [1]
Use Category/Structure Type[2] Number of
Max. Sign
Face Area
Types of
Signs Allowed
Sign Height
Additional Signs Allowed [3]
Household Living/
Houses, Duplexes,
Attached Houses.
1 per site 1 sq. ft.

Painted Wall


Top of wall, or 10 ft. whichever is less.

6 ft

lawn signs, directional signs
Household Living/
Townhouse, Multi-dwelling
Group Living, Day Care,
Nonresidential category uses not listed below.
1 per building 10 sq. ft.

Fascia, Awning, Painted Wall


Top of wall

10 ft.

lawn signs, directional signs
Subdivisions, PUDs, Houseboat Moorages, Mobile Home Parks, Agricultural Uses. [4] 1 per entrance 32 sq. ft. Monument 10 ft.  lawn signs, directional signs
Parks and Open Areas [5] 1 per street frontage 10 sq. ft. Monument 10 ft lawn signs, directional signs
Colleges, Community Service, Medical Centers, Religious Institutions, Schools, Commercial Outdoor Recreation, Major Event Entertainment, and uses in Commercial and Industrial use categories. The sign standards of the RX zones applies.  See Section 32.32.020.
[1] Temporary signs are regulated by 32.32.030 K, Temporary Signs.
[2] See 32.30.030, Uses, Use Categories, and Structure Types.
[3] These signs are allowed in addition to other signs when they meet the standards of 32.32.030 H.-J.
[4] These signs are allowed in addition to those for individual buildings.
[5] Signs in, or adjacent to and facing, a sports fields associated with Parks and Open Areas are subject to the standards of the RX zone. See 32.32.020.

B.  Sign features.  Signs in the RF through RH zones and in the IR, CI1, CR, and OS zones, except for those subject to the RX 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.  Changing image sign features are prohibited and only indirect lighting is allowed.