City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.240
Section 17C.240.025

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.240 Signs

Section 17C.240.025 Applicability and Interpretations
  1. This Chapter applies to all signs as defined in Section17C.240.015 (Definitions), within the City which are visible or audible from any street, sidewalk or public place, regardless of the type or nature.

  2. This Chapter is not intended to, and shall not be interpreted to, restrict speech on the basis of its content, viewpoint, or message.  Any classification of sign authorized in this chapter for commercial purposes shall be interpreted to also be permitted for non-commercial purposes.  No part of this Chapter shall be construed to favor commercial speech over non-commercial speech.  To the extent that any provision of this Chapter is ambiguous, the term shall be interpreted not to regulate speech on the basis of the content of the message. 

  3. Substitution Clause
    Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, noncommercial copy may be substituted for commercial copy on any lawful sign structure.

  4. Severability
    If a section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.

Date Passed: Monday, January 29, 2018

Effective Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

ORD C35577 Section 4