Council Extends Signage Moratorium Until Phase 4

Council Extends Signage Moratorium Until Phase 4
Posted on 06/03/2020

The Mill Creek City Council has authorized staff to waive enforcement of the City’s restrictions on temporary business signage until Snohomish County’s entry into Phase 4 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Washington plan.

The City Council extended its moratorium at its June 2 meeting to help businesses continue to attract customers until they are allowed to operate at full capacity at Phase 4. It is unknown when Snohomish County will reach Phase 4 of the state’s plan.

On March 24, the City began expediting the review of temporary signage such as A-Boards and banners for those businesses that wish to communicate to the public that they are open for take-out, delivery, modified business hours, etc. The City Council extended the 30-day moratorium at its April 14 meeting.

The City has encouraged businesses to use cost-effective methods. There is no cost for City review and response.

Business owners who would like to place a temporary sign at their place of business are to email Associate Planner Sherrie Ringstad at with the following information:

  • Name of business
  • Contact person and phone number
  • Message, size and type of temporary sign
  • An image or PDF that shows proposed sign location