Commercial and Industrial Signs
Signs permitted in commercial areas include free-standing, informational, directional, internal circulation, marquee and awning, and wall signs. Certain temporary signs are also permissible.
Signs allowed in within residential areas are: monument, low-profile monument, wall, and fence.
To apply for a commercial or residential sign permit, fill out a Sign Permit Application Submit with site plan, sign design drawings, dimensions, mountings, and fees (where applicable). more »
Wayfinding signs are signs erected by the City on arterial streets directing the public to public, civic, or nonprofit facilities. The number of locations where wayfinding signs can be located are limited.
For more information and to apply, please see the Wayfinding Sign Application
The types of temporary signs allowed in the City of Lacey are: real estate (for sale or for rent), open house, construction, grand opening, political, garage sale, banners, seasonal sales, sandwich board signs and special events. Temporary signs can be a helpful and cost effective method to publicize special or short-term needs. This type of signage is regulated to minimize the visual clutter which could result from a proliferation of signs.
To apply, fill out a Temporary Sign Permit Application
Temporary Signs Requiring NO Permit are:
Real Estate Signs (must be made of durable materials), Open House Signs, Temporary / Seasonal Sales, Political Signs, and Garage Sale
- Roof signs
- Animated signs
- Flashing signs
- Portable signs
- Signs that imitate an official traffic sign
- Signs projecting over or located on a sidewalk or public right-of-way (except awnings or marquees in commercial zones)
- Signs attached to public owned poles like traffic signal/sign poles, and power or telephone poles
- Strings of banners/pennants, and other graffiti-like material
- Free-standing pole/pylon signs
A departure is a city-approved way to provide applicants with the option of proposing alternative design treatments as outlined in LMC 16.75.040(C), provided such departures meet or exceed design standards of the sign ordinance.To apply for a departure, submit the Signage Departure Application