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Community Event Signs

Community Event Signs

What the Code Says:
Lewiston City Code Section 30-54 permits temporary signs within the jurisdiction of the City when approved by the Director of the Community Development Department.  Copy is limited by Code to activities of churches, service clubs, or similar groups, or other special events such as fairs, races, and bazaars.  The City of Lewiston has provided seven permanent Community Event Signs; one in each of the City’s seven identified neighborhoods as shown in the Comprehensive Plan.  The permanent Community Events Sign locations are as follows:

  • 402 Bryden Avenue (4th Street & Bryden Avenue)
  • 1537 Grelle Avenue (16th Street & Grelle Avenue)
  • 3113 Main Street (Potlatch Credit Union)
  • 2560 Snake River Avenue (KOZE)
  • 2981 Thain Grade (WalMart)
  • 655 Southway Avenue (7th Street & Southway Avenue)
  • 1902 Main Street (Jack-In-The-Box)

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These locations should be used to display signs announcing the various community events and activities.  Use of the seven (7) Community Events Signs is free.  The following criteria shall be met to place a Community Event Sign.

  1. Signs are to be placed no more than ten (10) days before the event and removed within three (3) days after the event.
  2. No more than one (1) sign at each of the seven (7) sites may be placed to advertise any one event.
  3. Approval for such signs shall be made by the Community Development Director.
  4. Such signs shall be limited to thirty-two (32) square feet in area.
  5. It is not legal to place Community Event type signs on Public right-of-way.
  6. Signs shall be placed in permanent Community Event Sign frames provided by the City.  Signs must meet the size requirements of the frames provided.  Placement of signs in the provided frames are to be on a first-come, first-served basis and will depend on the number of sign frames available.
  7. It is also RECOMMENDED that the lettering on the signs be a minimum of 6 to 8 inches tall so the signs can be read from the roadways.

How To Apply

Submit application to:

Community Development Department
City of Lewiston
P.O. Box 617
Lewiston, ID  83501
Fax: 208-746-5595
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