- Community Development
- Temporary Signs on Public ROW or Private Property
Temporary Signs On Public Right-Of-Way Or Private Property
The City’s Sign Code governs permanent signs and temporary signs placed on public right-of-way or private property. There are regulations which govern the allowable sign area, the number of temporary signs allowed and the maximum duration a temporary sign may be displayed.
Nonresidential Temporary Sign Zone - Means the area within and the public right of way immediately adjacent to the Public Institutional (PI), Downtown Business (DB), Neighborhood Commercial (B-1), General Business (B-2), Commercial (C-1), Residential and Business 1 and 2 (RB-1 and RB-2), Planned Community Development Commercial (PCD-C), Employment (ED), Waterfront Commercial (WC), Waterfront Millville (WM), Planned Community Business Park (PCD-BP), and the Planned Community Development Neighborhood Business (PCD-NB) zoning districts.
Residential Temporary Sign Zone - Means the area within and the public right-of-way immediately adjacent to the Single Family Residential (R-1), Planned Community Development Low Density Residential (RLD), Medium Density Residential (R-2), Planned Community Development Medium Density Residential (RMD), Multiple-Family Residential (R-3), and Waterfront Residential (WR) zoning districts.
How do I apply for a Temporary Sign Permit that I want to place in the Public Right-of-Way?
You can apply online on the City’s Permit Portal. Your permit is free, issued immediately and good for 30 days. A portion of your permit is to be cut off and taped to your signs to show proof of permit. Please see Permit Portal Instructions /DocumentCenter/View/1496 /DocumentCenter/View/1496 /DocumentCenter/View/1496 /DocumentCenter/View/1496 /Do/DocumentCenter/View/1496cumentCenter/View/1496
Sign Placement Area by Intersection
- 50th & Olympic area 18
- 51st & Borgen roundabout area 3
- 56th & Olympic area 17
- Borgen & Harbor Hill roundabout area 4
- Borgen & Peacock roundabout area 5
- Burnham Dr & Sehmel Dr area 2
- Bujacich & Sehmel area 1
- Grandview & Stinson area 12
- Hunt & 38th area 15
- Hunt & Skansie area 13
- Hunt & Wollochet area 14
- North Harborview & Austin (Please contact the City of Gig Harbor for additional detail.) area 8
- North Harborview & Vernhardson area 6
- Olympic & 38th area 16
- Olympic & Hollycroft area 20
- Olympic & Soundview area 21
- Peacock & North Harborview area 7
- Point Fosdick & 36th area 22
- Point Fosdick & Olympic area 19
- Rosedale & Skansie area 11
- Stinson & Rosedale area 10
Client Assistance Memo-Temporary Signs on Public Right-of-Way or Private Property
Client Assistance Memo Business Owners
Permit Portal Instructions - Very helpful for applying online!
Temporary Sign Placement on Public Right-of-Way
- Specific areas within certain intersections inside City Limits that allow signs placed in the right-of-way. These locations can be found on the Planning Directors Official Map for Temporary Signs on Public Right-of-Way
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- Within roundabouts, medians, shoulders, travel lanes and areas of public right-of-way that are accessible by a sidewalk or pedestrian walking path
- Where it obstructs or impairs access to a public sidewalk, public or private street or driveway, traffic control sign, bus stop, fire hydrant, bench, or any type of street furniture, or otherwise create a hazard, including a tripping hazard.
- Do not block access to structures, parked cars, block vehicular sight distance views at corners, intersections, or block pedestrian walking paths. No temporary signs shall mimic or be attached to official roadway signage. (stop signs, yield, etc...) @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>