Every year, between January 1 and March 1, DPD accepts applications from residents to request the relocation of a billboard located within Seattle. If there is a specific billboard that you would like removed from your neighborhood or some other location within the city, now is the time to submit your request.
You do not need a specific reason to make a request. Simply submit your request for relocation to DPD’s director at this address:
Diane Sugimura, Director
Department of Planning and Development
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98124-4019
For your request to be considered, there are a few rules that apply:
the sign must be located within the city of Seattle
the sign and sign structure must be installed where an advertising sign is permitted by the code that governs billboards
your application must be post marked by March 1
If you are unsure whether a billboard meets the relocation qualifications, you may either 1) submit your application and let DPD review the eligibility of your request or 2) contact Kent Hunnicutt, Senior Sign Inspector, at (206) 684-8419 for more information.
All requests for relocation are processed and considered by the owner of the advertising sign. The relocation request process is voluntary and the owner of the billboard has the right to decline the request.