Chapter 16.01


16.01.010    Title.

16.01.020    Purpose and scope.

16.01.030    Liability for damages.

16.01.040    Severability clause.

16.01.010 Title.

This shall be known as the “Fife sign code.” (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.01.020 Purpose and scope.

It shall be the purpose of the Fife sign code to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, quality of materials, construction, location, and maintenance of all signs and sign structures. Additionally, Fife sign code shall recognize free speech rights by regulating noncommercial signs in a content-neutral manner. (Ord. 2004 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.01.030 Liability for damages.

Nothing in this chapter shall relieve any person, corporation, firm, or entity from responsibility for damages to any other person suffering physical injury or damage to property as a result of the installation, display, maintenance, removal or inspection of any sign authorized under this chapter. The city and its employees and officials shall assume no liability for such injury or damage resulting from the authorization of any permit or inspection implementing the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).

16.01.040 Severability clause.

If any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, that decision shall not effect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. (Ord. 1488-03 § 1, 2003).