Banners guidelines

​Reservation updates

With City facility closures due to COVID-19, banner slot reservations have been canceled. Due to these closures the City is unable to place the banners in the reserved locations.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will be sending a full refund for the banner slot reservations.

The City offers two banner slots that can be used for City-sponsored events, nonprofit organizations and community events (in that order of priority). There are two locations on Santa Cruz Avenue with one at Santa Cruz Avenue and Doyle Street and the other at Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive. Banner slots can be reserved up to 12 months in advance. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be limited to a maximum of two consecutive slots depending on availability. Reservations can be made by completing and submitting in person banner permit application.


  • Banners should be no larger than 3 feet by 30 feet (minimum length of 15 feet), have at least six air baffles (which are installed in order to prevent ripping), and metal grommets to be on all four corners and along the top edge with holes large enough for a 3/8-inch cable clamp.
  • Banners are to be delivered to the City Corporation Yard (located at 333 Burgess Drive) at least one business day before scheduled to be put up. Banners not picked up within 72 hours of removal will become property of the City.
  • Banner are put up and taken down starting Monday at 7 a.m. and ending Monday at 7 a.m., with the exception of staff and equipment availability. The cost is $480 per slot for up to two consecutive weeks.
  • The City will not hold a particular location without receiving payment.

Banner specifications

  • Banners must be heavy canvas or vinyl with a minimum weight of 13 ounces  (14 mil in thickness), minimum 500 denier polyester weave mesh (scrim), single sheet (not double or two pieces), edges doubled (hemmed 2 inches) and stitched.
  • At least six air baffles, which are installed in order to prevent ripping.