Signs which are exempt from Tumwater regulations
- Construction signs up to 32 square feet in area which identify the future use of a site, during construction and 30 days after an occupancy permit has been issued
- Signs pertaining to the sale, lease or rental of developed residential property or buildings up to eight square feet in area
- Names of buildings, commemorative tablets and the like when carved into stone or other materials
- Signs directing traffic, no more than four square feet in area
- Unlit Signs attached flat against a building identifying names or occupation of building tenants
- Governmental or corporate flags flown from a pole with a total area of 30 square feet or less
- Political campaign signs, provided they are removed within 15 days of election. Political campaign signs advertising a candidate for public office, or a political party, or signs urging a particular vote on a public issue decided by ballot may be erected on any privately owned lot or parcel, with the owner’s permission, excluding the right-of-way. A sign for a successful candidate in a primary election may remain until the final election but must be removed within 15 days after that election.
- Protest or picket signs
- Special event signs
For questions about exempt signs, contact the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.