Plan on contacting staff 4-6 weeks in advance of the banner placement
Decide which banner type is best for you
- Cross-Street Banner: Large banner that spans from one side of a city street to the other side (issued through the Portland in the Streets program).
- Event Banners on a city-owned streetlight pole(issued through PBOT's Signals & Street Lighting program)
- Permanent Banners on city-owned streetlight poles for place-making a neighborhood, business district, or nonprofit location (issued through PBOT's Signals & Street Lighting program)
Check to see if you qualify for a cross-street banner permit
- Must promote neighborhood and charitable events; must be open to the public
- Have a nonprofit connected to the event
- Promote non-political and civic benefit to the community
- Must be installed in the vicinity of the event
Choose location and work with Portland in the Streets staff
Choose a couple of locations that fit the requirements above and contact a staff member by email, phone or in person. We are here to help! Our staff members will help work with you to meet requirements and check locations.
Submit supporting materials
- Map showing location of the structure that the banner will be mounted
- Traffic Control Plan (TCP)
- Banner specifications: size, text, design, construction, method of hanging
- Letter of authorization from the owner of the structure that the banner will be mounted
- Valid certificate of insurance and additional endorsement
Wait for processing and review
PBOT staff will contact you with any questions. A traffic engineer will review the traffic control plan.
Once the cross-street banner permit has been approved, it will be emailed to you.