Get a Temporary Banner Permit for a Private Event

Are you installing a temporary banner? There are two types of temporary banners that The City permits, this page is for a temporary banner tied to an event on private property (such as a school open house). These are overseen by the Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) and regulated under Chapter 62 of the City's Code (Planning and Zoning, Art. XIII).

If you are looking to permit a temporary banner on a construction site or an event in the public right of way (a parade or marathon), that service goes through Public Works. 

NOTE:

  • These permits can be given once a year per locationand the signage can not be up for more than 30 days.
  • These permits do not apply to murals or billboards, which are part of the sign code

Private Property, Temporary Events

Contact Zoning or NET

Contact a Zoning or Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) representative to discuss the proposed banner and related event so that he/she can help you with the application and the required documents. The application fee is non-refundable.
NOTE: The completed application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to installation of the banner. 

Complete Application + Letters to Neighbors

Complete the Temporary Banner Application(PDF, 242KB). Only completed and paid applications will be reviewed by the Departments. To ensure that the application is complete, the following items are required:

  • Enter all the information on the applicant portion of the application.
  • Sign and notarize the application and the Indemnification/Hold Harmless Affidavit.
  • Specify on the Temporary Banner Permit notification letter the event, date, time, and nature of the application.
  • Mail notification letters. The Temporary Banner Permit requires that the applicant notifies the following:
    • The adjacent property owner(s)
    • The District Commissioner
    • Registered associations of the area. (See how to gather list, below).
  • Attach the original certified mail receipts and copies of the notification letter that you mailed to your application when you bring it in. 

How to Find & Send Notification Letters

Review Fees

The fees are based on the banner size. 

100 square feet in size or less: $153.50
101 square feet to 1,000 square feet: $303.50
1,001 square feet to 2,000 square feet: $503.50
2,001 square feet to 3,000 square feet: $603.50
3,001 square feet to 4,000 square feet: $703.50
4,001 square feet to 5,000 square feet: $803.50

NOTE: Temporary Banners larger than 5,000 square feet are prohibited.

Submit Application

Submit the Temporary Banner Permit application and payment to your local NET Office. The NET Office will accept the payment, issue a receipt number, and process the application for you. 

NOTE: City Departments (such as Zoning) will not accept applications directly from applicants.

Await Response

Once the completed application is reviewed by all appropriate departments, it will be submitted to the Office of Zoning for final approval. Your NET office will contact you to pick up the permit or the permit can be e-mailed to you upon final approval.

Remove Temporary Banner 

Remember, these permits can be given only once a year per location; and the signage can not be up for more than 30 days.  Be sure to remove your banner.