Sign Code Information

Why Have a Sign Code?
Many communities establish reasonable limitations on signs to maintain a positive image and appearance for their city. The Covington Sign Code outlines the types of signs that are allowed in the City of Covington, both permanent and temporary, what types of signs are prohibited, and what requirements there are in terms of permitting, sizing, location, and number of signs. Recently the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in a case Reed v. Town of Gilbert that provided new standards for sign regulation by cities and counties. Covington adopted a new sign code effective November 1, 2018, to be compliant with this Supreme Court decision.

Changes to the Sign Code
Guidelines for Temporary Noncommercial Signs in Public Right-of-Way

Need specifications about signs?
To review Covington's complete sign code, please reference Covington Municipal Code Chapter 18.55. Please contact city staff if you have any questions regarding the code.

Staff Contacts:
Brian Bykonen, Senior Planner: bbykonen@covingtonwa.gov
Krista Bates, Assistant Planner: kbates@covingtonwa.gov