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Civic & Non-Profit Banner Reservations
On January 18, 2015, new standards came into effect applicable to banners displayed by civic and non-profit organizations. These standards are intended to address concerns of the City Council and Flagstaff residents with the proliferation of temporary banner signs that have cluttered fences and walls along City streets, and which are therefore, a distraction to the traveling public.

The new sign standards are equitable, fair, more logically organized, and user-friendly. They have been balanced and simplified to provide flexibility and to support the advertising needs of civic/non-profit organizations and business owners, while maintaining Flagstaff's unique character and a positive community image. The purpose of the City's temporary banner regulations is to provide an appropriate location for temporary banners while limiting clutter and distractions to the traveling public.

New banner sign support structures have been constructed by the City to enable civic or non-profit organizations, or organizers of events for which a Special Event permit has been approved by the City's Recreation Services Section, to appropriately advertise their events. Banners advertising these events may only be placed on these support structures. Any banner placed on fences, walls, or other structures anywhere else in the City will be removed by City code compliance staff. The Civic/Non-Profit Banner Structures are addressed in Table 10-50.100.090.D of the Sign Standards, which can be downloaded from the 'Downloading the Zoning Code' webpage.

How do I make a reservation?
Approval of a reservation to place a banner on one of the City's sign support structures is required before display. Note that reservations are only accepted up to 3 months in advance of your planned event, and are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make a reservation, please download the Application for Civic/Non-Profit Banner Reservation or pick up the application at the Community Development counter in City Hall. It is very important to provide all information required on the application form. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant, which may cause delays in the reservation's approval.

The completed application form may be submitted for review by email to  or by dropping it off in person at the Community Development counter at City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. If you have any questions regarding the placement of temporary banners on City sign support structures, please contact the Community Development Division at (928) 213-2104.

Please refer to the current banner reservation calendar for availability.
Link to the Current Banner Calendar

Who can use the City's new banner sign support structures?

Only the following groups or individuals may hang a banner on the sign support structures:
  • Organizers of civic or non-profit events; and
  • An event for which a Special Event Permit has been approved by the City's Recreation Services Section. (These may include for-profit events)

Where are the City's new banner sign support structures located?

Location 1: Southwest corner of the intersection of Beulah Boulevard and McConnell Drive
Location 2: Southwest corner of the intersection of Butler Avenue and South Fourth Street
Location 3: Southwest corner of the intersection of Cedar Avenue and West Street
Location 4: Northeast corner of the intersection of Country Club Drive and East Nestle Purina Drive
Location 5: Southwest corner of the intersection of Kendrick Street and North Fort valley Road

How many banners may be placed on the City's sign support structures?
  • The number of banners per organization is limited to three (3) with only one (1) banner sign for each event allowed per support structure.
  • Each organization may only advertise up to three (3) events per year.

How long may the banners be displayed?
  • Sign banners may only be displayed for up to seven (7) days before the event.
  • All sign banners must be removed within one day after the event.
  • It is the event organizer's responsibility after the event has concluded to remove all banners from the sign structures. Remember that the space your banner occupies may be needed by another event organizer to hang their banner, so the prompt removal of your banner is appreciated.
  • Any banners left on the sign support structure may be removed by City code compliance staff or the next event organizer. They will be placed in the container next to the sign structure, where they may be retrieved.

What are the standards for these sign banners?
All sign banners must meet the following standards and conditions:
  • The maximum banner sign size is 3 feet by 8 feet, i.e. 24 square feet in area.
  • Grommets must be placed at each of the corners of the banner for secure attachment to the support structure. Grommets at three (3)mid-point of the longest side will help to secure the banner.
  • Plastic zipties are recommended for attaching your banner to the support structure.
  • Banners shall not have brand identification, such as "Sponsored by XYZ Corporation". or a product brand across the face of the banner as a background.
  • Logos for sponsors of the event or the banner shall be limited to a maximum of 20% of the area of the banner.
  • It is recommended that wind slits be inserted into the banner.