Street Banner Program

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Program Overview

As outlined in Phoenix City Code, a permit is required to affix banners to City property, including street light poles. The Street Banner Program was created to allow residents to apply for a permit for the installation of eligible banners to eligible street light poles.

Application & Program Guidelines

Why display banners?

  • Decorative element to the city streetscape

  • Promote neighborhood revitalization

  • Instill a sense of pride in the community

  • Promote special events in the area

Where can banners be installed?

  • Vertical banners can be installed on street light poles only

  • Banners may only be displayed on arterial and collector streets

  • Cannot be attached to wooden poles or utility poles

  • Banners cannot be energized with electricity

What is not permitted on street banners?

  • Political or religious themes

  • Obscene acts, gestures or words

  • Sale or use of alcohol or tobacco products

  • Words like stop, drive, danger, or phrases that could mislead traffic

How does the program work?

  • Fill out the application (there is no cost to apply for the program).

  • Applications are reviewed by staff and applicants are notified of approval status.

  • If approved, applicant works with vendor of their choice to install banners at approved locations.

  • Banners can be displayed for 90 days, and may be renewed after that.

  • All costs of mounting brackets, banners, installation and removal are at the expense of the applicant.

  • Installers must follow the current City of Phoenix Traffic Barricade Manual.


Contact Michael Dwyer, Project Manager, Street Maintenance Division at 602-534-0505 or​.