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Billboard Amortization

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In 2019, the City of Wenatchee began a process to update and amend the City’s Sign Code in Chapter 10.50 of the Wenatchee City Code (WCC).  In addition to a general update of sign standards, the issue of billboards and non-conforming on-site and off-site signs was discussed. This page is devoted to the proposed amendments to the City’s existing non-conforming sign code, found in WCC10.72.050.  This process is separate from the proposed amendments to WCC10.50.

The focus of the proposed amendments to 10.72.050 is the adoption of standards for the amortization of billboards over a period of time yet to be determined by the City. The proposed amendments to WCC10.72.050 also would remove the standards for non-conforming on-site signs in this code section and refers to the updated standards proposed for adoption into 10.50. See the draft code available on the project page mentioned below for more information about these proposed standards.

For information on the proposed amendments to 10.50 Signs of the Wenatchee City Code please visit the project webpage:

Final Adopted Document

Ordinance 2019-51

Environmental Documents

DNS and SEPA Checklist

Comment Period

Comments are no longer being accepted for this process as the City Council has already taken action on this matter (see "Final Adopted Document" section above). Staff always welcomes feedback on planning related matters. Please feel free to contact Matt Parsons at (509) 888-3253 or


  • December 11 2019 - Public hearing with Planning Commission - Meeting started at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
    • Agenda Packet
    • The Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the proposed code amendments.
  • December 12, 2019 - Public hearing with City Council - Meeting started at 5:15 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801. 


Please contact Matt Parsons at: 509-888-3253 or by Email at

or Stephen Neuenschwander at 509-888-3285 or by Email at