Land Use Planning

Sign Regulations

St. Helens Sign Regulations

The City’s sign regulations are primarily addressed by Chapter 17.88 of the St. Helens Municipal Code (SHMC) which can be viewed at City Hall, the St. Helens Public Library or on the St. Helens Municipal Code Online. There are additional regulations that apply to signs located within the Riverfront District per SHMC 17.32.170. If there is no record of a sign permit for your sign that requires a permit by law, you may be asked to remove it or otherwise resolve the issue at any time. That is a violation of law. A sign permit protects your sign investment.

Political Sign Regulations

The following provides an overview of the City’s regulations pertaining to political signs.

August 2011 Memo to City Council

This memo provided an overview to the City Council to address their concern of ongoing sign pollution within the City. This pertains to temporary signs such as banners and sandwich board type signs as opposed to permanent signs. This was also presented to the Planning Commission in late 2011.